Budget & Planning Analyst

Robert Half

UAE

Posted
Ref: HP341-520

Job description / Role

Employment: Full Time

The Company
Robert Half is working on an exclusive basis with a well world-renowned business based in Sharjah. Due to continued success, they are now looking to recruit a Budget & Planning Analyst.

The Role
The Budget and Planning Analyst will support departmental activities including but not limited to, the annual budget development process, maintaining and monitoring the budgets, preparation of periodic and ad-hoc reports, multi-year financial models and frequent communication with all stakeholders. Using technological expertise, this position is responsible for providing key support to the department in every aspect of budget related matters, timely and accurate financial report preparation, and seamless day-to-day operation of the office. The Budget and Planning Analyst will interact and work closely with employees at all levels including senior management.

Principal Duties & Responsibilities

* Perform financial forecasting, reporting and analyze data to create multi-year financial sustainability models for planning and decision support.
* Preparation of detailed financial analyses of programs undergoing accreditation, as well as conducting necessary research to prepare statistical reports for external parties and governmental agencies.
* Analyze past results, perform variance analysis, identify trends, and make recommendations for improvements.
* Evaluate financial performance by comparing and analyzing actual results with plans and forecasts.
* Involvement in the annual budget development process for each year, which includes collaborating with department heads and other stakeholders to develop the annual and multi-year budgets.
* Preparation of periodic statements including budget status reports and spending reports.
* Assist in the preparation of necessary analysis statements and financial reports for Board meetings.
* Preparation of forecasts for individual departments and the entire business and issuing timely alerts to parties involved about potential areas of concern in their budgets.
* Regular monitoring and analysis of budgets during the financial year for all departments and units within the business and advising on necessary transfers across cost centers and account lines.
* Perform day-to-day operations of the department.
* Assume the responsibilities of other members in the department in their absence.
* Assume other responsibilities as assigned.

Requirements

Candidate Requirements

* CMA, ACCA, ACA, CPA.
* Bachelor's degree in finance/accounting or related field.
* Minimum of five years of experience in an equivalent position, preferably in a higher education institution.
* Excellent oral and written communication skills in English.
* Proficiency in working with MS Office with expertise in MS Excel and MS Word.
* Expertise in using data query/data management tools, including programming, coding and SQL.
* Strong financial analysis foundation creating forecasts and models.
* Strong analytical and problem-solving skills.
* Excellent inter-personal skills.
* Independent worker and analytical thinker with an ability to conduct research, data analysis and resolve complex problems.

Package

* Up to 17,500aed per month plus Benefit

About the Company

Founded in 1948, Robert Half International Inc. (NYSE symbol: RHI) is the world\'s first and largest specialized staffing firm and a member of the S&P 500 index. We are a global leader in professional staffing and consulting services and the parent company of Protiviti, a leading independent internal audit and business and technology risk consulting firm. For 2006, Robert Half International reported revenues of $4 billion and now has staffing and consulting operations in more than 400 locations worldwide.

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