Financial Analyst – Finance

Alshaya
Kuwait

Ref: GP435-2208
Alshaya

The Role


The Role


Finance
Our finance and treasury functions are operated to international standards, and are audited annually by globally renowned accounts and advisors. This helps to ensure that every element of our retail operation is of the highest caliber.

The Role:
A Financial Analyst is responsible to advise and assist in the planning, forecasting, analysing, modelling and reporting of related Business Development projects.
Assist in achieving goals and objectives of the Department by specifically providing modelling and analytical skills.

Responsibilities:
* Prepare budget & forecasted financial information to assist & enable Brand, Operations & Support Function Management to review performance & build business plans that optimise trading patterns
* Analyze budget against actual trading performance every period and provide variance explanations
* Ensure timely & accurate production of standard & customised financial reports for the Business
* Undertake focused analysis on various performance issues related to store & country profitability& ongoing costs reviews.
* Work on various adhoc projects, analyzing data and provide adequate commentaries
* Create and maintain good working relationships with external and internal customers

Requirements


Requirements


Skills & Experience:
* Must be a University Graduate / Accounting qualifications preferred.
* Business, Economics and/or Financial degree essential.
* Excellent analytical & communication skills.
* Advanced level of computer literacy including excellent presentation and reporting.
* Advanced user of Excel.
* 2-3years Business or Financial analysing experience in a retail environment would be an advantage.
* Some experience in ERP/Accounting  packages preferred.
* Preferably (but mandatory) required Partly or Fully qualified: MBA, CA, CFA, CPA or CIMA.

About the Company


About the Company


M.H. Alshaya Co. is a leading international franchise operator for over 70 of the world’s most recognised retail brands including Starbucks, H&M, Mothercare, Debenhams, American Eagle Outfitters, P.F. Chang’s, The Cheesecake Factory, Victoria’s Secret, Boots, Pottery Barn and KidZania. The company operates over 2,600 stores across diverse customer sectors: Fashion & Footwear, Health & Beauty, Food, Optics, Pharmacy, Home Furnishings and Leisure & Entertainment.

Alshaya’s stores can be found in markets across the Middle East and North Africa, Russia, Turkey and Europe and the company employs more than 40,000 people from over 110 nationalities.

The company has established itself as the industry leader across these territories through a combination of local market understanding and a comprehensive commitment to customer service. Growth in each of its operating divisions and brands is supported by continuous investment in talent and infrastructure. It applies best practices in retail operations, merchandising, marketing, information technology, logistics, real estate, human resources and financial controls.

M.H. Alshaya Co. is the retail business of the Alshaya Group, which was founded in Kuwait in 1890 and today represents one of the most dynamic companies in the Middle East. In addition to its retail operations, the Alshaya Group is active in a number of other sectors including real estate, automotive, hotels, trading and investments.
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