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Business Analysis Manager


Abu Dhabi, UAE

Ref: RP962-742

Job description / Role

Employment: Full Time

At DarkMatter, we are building an organisation of specialists to provide the ultimate integrated cyber security protection available. Whatever the scope, scale or sensitivity of our clients' work, we'll assess their risks, resolve their vulnerabilities and always keep them ahead of the threat, offering them the best possible products and solutions.

The Role

This person will be a key member of the Fintel & Analytics team and will interface with the company's leadership team (CEO, CFO and SVPs). This person will operate with a sense of urgency and have a proven ability to work across functions and be an outstanding team player. It is essential that the successful candidate is analytical, structured and strategy/finance-knowledgeable while having strong communication, ownership, presentation and leadership skills. It is also essential that the candidate is seasoned and experienced with the ability to carry himself with seniority.

He / she will report to the VP of Fintel & Analytics and help develop, analyze, control and report on the company's financial & strategic initiatives such as budgets, monthly financial reports, business plans, variances and various reports. He will make forward-looking strategic recommendations and develop business cases, adhoc financial analyses and pricing recommendations that are insightful for the Management to help it control, anticipate and decide on various elements relevant to business progress.

In this role, you will:

- Present monthly status reports to Management regarding revenue recognition, earned value analysis, forecasting and contract status
- Work closely with program managers, directors, and division SVPs in analyzing costs, revenue, and profitability by project
- Prepare monthly actual vs budget variances status reports (revenue and P&L) and other related project planning and controls documentation for the CFO and Management of the company
- Prepare and analyze quarterly forecasts of the company
- Prepare quarterly cash flow forecast for projects
- Build use/business cases and financial analysis to support the introduction of a new product/service on the market
- Understand budgeted cost basis for each project and recut actual costs as necessary from various sources to match the budgeted basis
- Track all billings and delivery milestones of projects as well as utilization and staff allocation
- Prepare strategy M&A due diligences, business plans/cases, feasibility & market studies to support the company's overall strategy
- Prepare annual budgets, forecasts, performance reviewing & management reporting
- Implement corporate dashboard and KPIs development/reporting
- In charge of P&L management, costs controlling, financial planning and analysis
- Develop the offerings and their pricing with Business Development


Required Qualifications:

- Master or bachelor degree in accounting, corporate finance, economics or related field
- CFA, CPA or CMA preferred
- 8 to 10 years of progressively responsible experience in management consulting, M&A or finance planning & analysis role
- Strategy consulting experience with top-tier consulting firm preferred or Big 4 experience in transactions services
- Experience with a publicly traded, global, telco or defense or high technology company preferred
- Fluent in English
- Excellent Excel and modeling skills
- Excellent PowerPoint, presentation and communication skills
- Analytics tools experience with building budgets and reporting
- Ability to build and refine models
- Previous experience running a project and annual planning process
- Ability to solve problems and issues creatively
- Attention to detail, organized and desire for continuous improvement and innovation
- Unquestionable integrity and discretion
- Confident, self-starter with ability to work with minimal direction

Desired skills:

- Strong business modelling & advanced analytics skills to handle complex financial and data models
- Strong business intelligence & corporate development skills
- Ability to be exact, thorough and attentive to detail, while still meeting deadlines. Excellent problem solving, diagnosis and analytical skills
- Can work under pressure and short deadlines
- Understanding of the importance of being process oriented while balancing cost considerations with time constraints
- Thoughtful financial modeling capabilities, including valuation, pro-forma financial modeling, budgeting, business unit, bookings, revenue, ROI, etc. to provide information on early business indicators and to support decision making
- Strong systems aptitude and proficiency, including expert Excel skills. Strong proficiency with Word and Power Point. Knowledge of Tableau and Microsoft Dynamics is a plus
- Demonstrated ability to identify and define issues, evaluate alternatives and implement effective solutions
- Able to manage multiple projects simultaneously with superior attention to detail
- Exceptional communication skills with ability to present analysis and findings in both verbal and written formats to all levels of management
- Responsible for forecast and variance analysis
- Ability to handle complex accounting topics (revenues recognition, actual vs budget, gross vs net, etc.)
- Build business capital / strong working relationship with key stakeholders (SVPs of each business units, business development, financial controllers and accounting team, and leadership team such as CEO and CFO)

Working in Abu Dhabi

At DarkMatter, we're turning our biggest ideas into reality in the fastest moving and most dynamic city on the planet. Working here, you'll lead technical innovation in the region while taking advantage of all Abu Dhabi has to offer. From first class healthcare and education, to superior living accommodations and cultural attractions, you'll find your ideal career and more in this global crossroads. The UAE is one of the safest and most secure areas in the world. And with its location between Europe, Africa and Asia, you'll expand your worldview in just a short flight. But you won't have to venture far from the city to experience its diversity. You'll find people of over 50 nationalities working in the DarkMatter Group. Join us and see that while far away from the concrete tech jungle, Abu Dhabi is an oasis where your latest innovations will thrive and grow.

About the Company

DarkMatter is transforming the cyber security landscape. Headquartered in the UAE and operating globally, we're the region's first and only fully integrated digital defence and cyber security consultancy and implementation firm. Our elite team of global experts deliver advanced, next-generation solutions to governments and enterprises across the cyber security spectrum.

We help clients simplify the enormous complexity of today's ever-evolving cyber threats. Our vision is to protect the future by securing its technologies. Innovation and Research are cornerstones to our development and the activities in these areas underpin our entire range of offerings, including Secure Communications, Public Key Infrastructure and Big Data & Analytics products.

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