AF25742 - Application Specialist - Finance | Enterprise IT

Department: Enterprise IT
Country: United Arab Emirates
Location: Dubai | UAE
Closing Date: 13-Feb-2017

Established in the 1930s as a trading business, Al-Futtaim is one of the most progressive regional business houses headquartered in Dubai, United Arab Emirates.

Al-Futtaim employs in excess of 44,000 people, operates through more than 200 companies and represents more than 225 international brands across industries as diverse as retail and wholesale trading, distribution, real estate development, leisure and hospitality, insurance and financial services. The group has significantly expanded its business operations in recent years through a strategic acquisition plan and has entered a number of new territories, increasing its footprint beyond the GCC and Greater Middle East to encompass Africa, South East and North Asia, Australasia, East Africa and Europe.

Entrepreneurship and rigorous customer focus has enabled Al-Futtaim to grow its business by responding to the changing needs of the customers and societies in which it operates. Al-Futtaim is committed to offering customers an unrivalled choice of the world’s best brands with exceptional standards of customer service and after sales support.

Structured into four operational divisions; automotive, financial services, real estate and retail, Al-Futtaim maintains a decentralised approach, giving individual businesses flexibility and versatility to maintain a competitive stance. This benefits employees, providing a clearly defined work culture where individuals are empowered with authority and responsibility for their work.

The success of Al-Futtaim is attributed to proactively managing change whilst upholding the values of integrity, service and social responsibility. The majority of businesses, built on a portfolio of world leading brands, dominate their sector.


Al-Futtaim Group Divisions include Al-Futtaim Travel, GMASCO, and shared services for IT, Finance and HR. Audit, Legal, Treasury and Investment Management are also managed at a Group level.

Enterprise IT

Al-Futtaim Enterprise IT provides support to the Al-Futtaim Group across all geographies. It manages the IT application and infrastructure across various lines of business including Automotive, Retail, Real Estate and Financial Services. The core components of EIT are Business Application Management, Infrastructure &Operations, Enterprise Architecture, Service Management, Information Security, IT Procurement and IT Governance.

About the Position:

We are currently looking to recruit an experienced Application Specialist - Finance to work as part of the Application Support team, within the Enterprise IT department of Al Futtaim.  The role will be based from our Dubai office and will report into the Manager, Business Applications.  The main purpose of this role is to assist with solution support and development activities. It provides a dedicated and professional solution knowledge base, together with deployment and domain expertise.

It is the responsibility of the Application Specialist - Finance to manage, consult, teach, troubleshoot, setup and maintain respective domain solutions to agreed service level standards; to investigate and develop specifications for system changes to handle workloads and high availability whilst developing and maintaining documentation for Technical Solution modifications. Working with internal and external implementation team members and partners to contribute to the development, testing and deployment of solutions;  to adhere to software development and maintenance standards by maintaining a comprehensive knowledge of internal and external development best practices alongside estimating and delivering multiple projects assignments and system change requests as per agreed resourcing and timelines with the required quality.


About You:

To be considered for this role you will ideally be a graduate of Accounting / Information Technology or a related discipline and will have a minimum of 4 to 5 years’ experience in an SAP BPC implementation and support environment.  It is essential that you have an excellent  insight into technical and functional aspect of SAP Business Planning and Consolidation (BPC) 10 and 10.1.

Experience in BPC Data Modelling, Controls, Business Rules, Consolidation Monitor, Transformation & Data Packages, Script logic, BPF, Dimension design, Work status  and Security would be preferable. SAP EPM Report writer – Input forms and reports. Building complex reports and input schedule.

As both technical and functional experience is a requirement for this position it is expected that you will have a good understanding of accounting principles in terms of consolidation and financial statements. The ideal candidate should have implemented at least one end to end consolidation and planning application in their past experience.



Note: you will be required to attach the following: 1. Resume/CV
Al-Futtaim offers highly engaging and supportive work environments in a culture that values, recognises and rewards quality performance.