AF25744 - Solution Expert - Finance | Enterprise IT

Department: Enterprise IT
Country: United Arab Emirates
Location: Dubai | UAE
Closing Date: 20-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 Solution Expert - 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 Senior Manager - Business Applications - Finance.  The main purpose of this role is to provide direction and guidance to support and deliver Business Solutions in their domain expertise aligned with IT strategy.

It is the responsibility of the Solution Expert - Finance to lead in designing, specifying and selecting information system solutions, considering functionality, data, security, integration, infrastructure and performance; to liaise with software suppliers for RFI and RFP processes for sourcing software services and solutions for the business; to build TCO and support business cases for IT solutions, considering infrastructure, licenses, development and support. Build a lean, skilled and fully engaged team; working with them to plan and prioritise their workloads, set objectives, conduct appraisals and support to continually improve their performance and results alongside liaising with relevant managers and stakeholders in IT to ensure full collaboration and understanding on critical topics and avoid any escalations. 



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 7 years of experience in the design, configuration, testing, debugging, delivery and support of SAP FICO processes, and 3 full SAP project life cycles of significant size, scope and complexity. 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 and SAP FICO.

SAP Solution :

  • The candidate should have expert functional and configuration knowledge in all areas of SAP FI/CO, Withholding tax, VAT and Treasury modules.
  • In-depth working knowledge in FICO implementations, data migrations, rollouts, upgrades,  distributed architecture environment and business process re-engineering etc.,
  • Understand dependency between FI and CO and Integration with other SAP modules (MM, SD, DBM, HR, PS and BI) and external applications.
  • Strong business process knowledge stretching beyond SAP functionality in the Automotive, Treasury, Engineering, Trading & Retail Industries.
  • Understands delivery within a context of possible constraints (e.g., cost, schedule) and able to operate effectively within those constraints.
  • Proficient in design, deliver and manage the customized ABAP solutions and interfaces with 3rd party systems.


    BPC Solution :

  • Should have good  insight into functional aspect of SAP Business Planning and Consolidation (BPC) 10 and 10.1
  • Hands on experience in BPC
  • Good understanding of accounting principles in terms of consolidation of financial statements and working knowledge in supporting consolidation and planning application.




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.