Financial Analyst

Aldar Academies

Abu Dhabi, UAE

Ref: OP910-49

Job description / Role

Employment: Full Time

Support Head of FPA & Reporting in developing feasibility studies, financial due diligence, financial analysis, Budgeting, Management Information System and Business Planning to support financial decision making

Roles and Responsibility

Feasibility Studies & Reporting
• Support in the development of monthly/quarterly/annual/3-years business planning process, feasibility studies
• Assist in monthly/quarterly budgeting and variance analysis
• Ensure the financial reports provide appropriate analytical tools to establish goals and measure performance of the

Business Units
• Extraction and preparation of financial reports from multiple platforms
• Measure, plan and forecast activities and implications to income statement and balance sheet
• Develop and/or maintain dynamic financial models with sensitivity and scenario analysis projecting 5 to 10-year financial statements
• Assist in financial due diligence work for M&A transactions
• Coordinate with respective departments to manage all the data sets for timely and accurate financial analysis and reporting
• Provide input to key macro-economic data such as market benchmarks and demographic statistics, that are used as regular inputs to feasibility studies and business plan

Reporting Lines
• Report to: Head of FPA & Reporting


Capabilities / Skills

Business Capabilities
• Advanced excel skills with proven financial modeling experience
• Excellent analytical capabilities and hands on experience in MS Office presentations
• Experience in Education sector is desirable but not mandatory.
• 3+ minimum years of experience

Interpersonal Skills
• Ability to liaise effectively business functions in order to collect input required for analysis
• Ability to be detail focused when required whilst maintaining sight of the big picture
• Deadline oriented and take ownership of work

• Bachelor degree in real estate, business, finance or engineering
• MBA in Finance/Qualified accountant (CA/CPA) preferred

Key Performance Indicators (Preliminary)
• Accuracy and consistency of data aggregation, manipulation and presentation
• Validity of Profit, IRR, NPV and other relevant Education KPI measures
• Timeliness in generating feasibility studies & BP’s

About the Company

Aldar Academies, a division of Aldar Properties PJSC, is a leading provider of private education in the Emirate of Abu Dhabi. We provide inspiring learning environments, combining the very best academic, arts and sporting facilities with the highest standards of teaching. From a single school with 250 students in 2007, Aldar Academies now operates six schools in Abu Dhabi and Al Ain with over 4700 students. With over 700 employees we have planned projects to grow our current schools and build new ones to increase our student capacity to over 14,000 in the next 4-5 years. All our schools are rated Band A by the Abu Dhabi Education Council.

All Aldar Academies schools offer a British curriculum, which has been adapted to the needs of students in the UAE, ensuring that all our students have access to an international education in a stimulating, multi-cultural setting where academic achievement is nurtured alongside personal development. Operating as integral parts of the communities to which they belong, each of our six primary and secondary schools allows students to find and pursue their passions and prepare them for a future of success.

Aldar Academies schools are, at pre-school and primary level, The Pearl, Al Mushrif and Al Muna; serving both pre-school, primary and secondary age students are Al Ain International School and Al Yasmina, which operates from FS1 to Year 13. Al Bateen Secondary School serves the needs of secondary school students in the heart of Abu Dhabi and offers the IB Diploma Programme in Years 12 and 13.

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