Global Director of Financial Planning and Analysis (FP&A)

Robert Half


Ref: HP341-767

Job description / Role

Employment: Full Time

The Company

Robert Half is working on an exclusive basis with a leading company based in Dubai who are market leaders in their field. Due to a reorganisation, they are looking to recruit a Global Director of Financial Planning & Analysis (FP&A)

The Role

* You will be responsible for conducting financial analysis, modeling, forecasting and reporting efforts to ensure efficient financial operations for planning and budgeting purposes.
* Reviews analysis results, develops insightful suggestions for investment, sourcing, cost reduction and leads strategic business decisions.
* Regular management reporting to give an overview of business and financial performance. Highlight trends, key actions, and strategic implications.
* Ensure that all routine management information is produced in a timely manner, contains reliable information which has been agreed by key stakeholders.
* Deliver insight and analysis which helps the business to achieve strategic goals and deliver the annual budget.
* Track performance against key targets and outcomes and produce regular corporate level management information to all senior management and the CFO.
* Support each area of the region/function appropriately so that managers across the company understand and 'own' their numbers and receive analysis that informs and supports effective decision making.
* Lead commercial-financial insights and analysis for the business. Be the focal point for complex business-financial queries, providing advice to stakeholders.
* Communicate to senior management the reasons behind the product/department performance and results. Provide insights around financial modelling, forecasts, and profitability. Provide detailed analysis and commentary on cost center results.
* Implement improved processes, systems, and analytical tools to improve the quality of financial analysis.
* Delivery of competitor analysis, market trends and associated commentary to the Leadership team. Develop and present a deeper understanding of trends within the industry to track performance against competitors.
* Liaising with Function Heads, Regional Top Management and Strategy divisions to set targets across entities and regions.
* Planning of the budget and budget consolidation across the network.
* Prepare monthly/quarterly rolling forecasts (for consolidation, region and country).
* Control of Budget Spend specifically in relation to Capex and Headcount.
* Enhancement of policies of procedures within the function to leverage visibility and efficiencies.
* Identify variances between actual and budgeted financial results at the end of each reporting period.
* Management of direct and support and engagement with indirect reports across the network.
* Analysis of financial information for entities across the network to ensure all operations are within the budget.
* Develop and manage an Activity Based Costing toll and focus
* Provide insight into levels of resources required to optimize profitability at both a gross margin and operating margin level.
* Analyze financial and operational results to better understand company performance.
* Develop the culture of financial know-how of key stakeholders to understand financial nuances.
* Review processes/operations, communicate results and recommend new productivity or cost saving initiatives to senior management for improvements that will lead to cost reduction, revenue generation and streamlining operations.


The Candidate

* Qualified chartered/cost/management accountant or MBA
* 12+ years of work experience in finance department of a global organization in a similar role
* Has commercially acumen to provide better financial insights to business
* Process and data driven with ability to solve complex problems
* Excellent communication
* Experience of leading team and training them
* Experience in implementing budget and forecasting ERP modules (SAP)
* Experience in implementing Activity Based Costing routines
* Change of management culture

Salary and Benefits

* Excellent package on offer including full family benefits
* Candidates not based in the UAE are encouraged to apply as relocation is provided.

Robert Half is committed to equal opportunity and diversity. Suitable candidates with equivalent qualifications and more or less experience can apply. Pay and salary ranges are dependent upon experience, qualifications and training.

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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