Regional General Manager – Finance – Honda

Al Futtaim Group
Dubai, UAE

Ref: HP698-5018
Al Futtaim Group

The Role


The Role


Honda is one of the UAE's most popular automotive brands and enjoys a presence here dating back to the 1970's when it was introduced by the Al-Futtaim family. Honda's presence in the market has grown considerably, aided of course by excellent products - a car for every occasion, motorcycles, marine motors and other power products to make lives easier. We are the sole distributor for all Honda products in the UAE and our nationwide network of showrooms cover the country to enable everybody to experience and enjoy the Honda range of products easily and conveniently.

Honda is looking for Regional General Manager Finance to create the finance service and control function to the newly established regional structure of the Honda operations currently spread across UAE, Egypt, Oman, and Qatar.

Responsibilities of the role include:

* The incumbent in the role will interact closely with the Business Unit Finance managers in the respective companies to ensure the reporting requirements of the Regional Managing Director is met
* He/She would also coordinate with respective Finance heads to make certain the Business Unit Finance Managers are properly integrated within the finance function
* The Regional General Manager Finance will liaise with respective Honda operational management teams to facilitate proper dialogue and exchange of information between the finance and operation team are in place
* The incumbent would keep a close eye on key financial parameters and KPI's and take a pro-active approach to keep the Regional Managing Director informed from time to time, taking corrective actions in appropriate cases
* The Regional General Manager Finance will periodically report into the Automotive Finance Director to make sure the Group financial policies and norms are adhered to by all companies
* The successful candidate would liaise with Group Finance, Group Internal Audit, and other pertinent divisions on matters of relevance to the Honda companies

Requirements


Requirements


Minimum Qualification: Chartered Accountant

Skills: Knowledge of the automotive business processes and financial areas, commercially minded and able to understand operational implications, knowledge and understanding of financial and customer focused KPI's, Leadership, Interpersonal Skills and able to interact across management teams in different geographical areas, strong analytical awareness to comprehend business situation and provide insight on financial and commercial areas

Experience: +15 years qualification experience in a financial function of which at least 7 years should have been in a automotive industry

About the Company


About the Company


Established in the 1930's, the Al-Futtaim Group initially operated as a trading enterprise. Rapid development throughout the 1940's and 50's saw it establish itself regionally as an integrated commercial, industrial and services organisation, positioning itself one of the leading business houses in the lower Gulf region. Today, it operates collectively over 40 companies bearing the Al-Futtaim name, dominates many market segments in the UAE, and has expanded its sphere of operation to include Bahrain, Kuwait, Qatar, Oman and Egypt.

The Group comprises a diverse range of strategically positioned operating subsidiaries and associate companies, structured to give the Al-Futtaim Group the flexibility and versatility to keep ahead of local competition while keeping pace with the ever-evolving global business scenario. The Group’s continued investment in world-class systems technology is clear evidence of its commitment to maintain leading edge performance and service delivery.

The success of the Al-Futtaim Group can be attributed to a business approach that combines the ability to change with the traditional values of integrity, service and social responsibility that define its core business philosophy. This, linked with the Group’s belief in decentralisation, gives the heads of the operating companies a high degree of functional autonomy and authority, providing the Group with essential flexibility, and individual employees a clearly defined work culture and sense of responsibility.
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