2018-19RS048F - FP&A & Credit Controller

Our client is a world class leader in its field. Their unrelenting strategic focus on Powerful Brands, Innovative Products, Operational Excellence and Exceptional People drives their culture.

Its regional head office in Dubai for Middle East, Africa and Indian Subcontinent, has identified the need for a new position of FP&A & Credit Controller. This new position has been created to support the business primarily in forecasting, budgeting & planning; in variance analyses, financial modelling and management reporting; and in Credit Control/Accounts Receivable Management.

Key Responsibilities and Accountabilities:

In the function of FP&A:
•             Work with local management to build annual budgets and monthly forecasts
•             Analyze and report financial and operational results to better understand company performance
•             Assist in month-end reporting, commentary and Hyperion submissions (Actuals and Forecasts)
•             Help to design & implement effective tools for KPI reporting and for highlighting exceptions (e.g. margin performance, gross to net deductions etc.)
•             Assist in identifying, measuring and managing cost saving and process improvement initiatives
•             Work with the commercial/marketing teams to help optimize product mix, pricing strategies and margin control
•             Prepare scenario analyses/business models to support new investment and other business decisions

In the function of Credit Controller:
•             Prepare & issue reports detailing accounts receivable status
•             Help devise collection targets & actions and liaise with commercial team on progress
•             Identify, report and help to resolve disputes and unauthorized deductions in co-ordination with other functions (e.g. Customer Service, Operations, Marketing)
•             Facilitate payment of invoices by sending reminders and contacting customers directly

Competencies & Skills:

  • Educated to degree level or similar (preferably in Finance, Accounting, Economics or Business/Management)
  • Professional Accountancy Qualification (e.g. ACA, ACCA, CIMA, CFA)
  • Strong numerical & analytical skills
  • Attention to detail, with ability to see the “bigger picture”
  • Highly motivated & enthusiastic
  • Strong interpersonal skills to liaise internally at various levels across many departments and externally with customers
  • Appreciation & understanding of cultural diversity
  • Fluent in English
  • Strong IT skills, including ERP (e.g. Sage, SAP) and MS Office (in particular Excel). Knowledge/exposure to Hyperion Planning an advantage

Interested candidates, please apply online. Only shortlisted candidates will be notified.



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