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Finance Manager

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Date: 12-Aug-2018

Location: Dubai, AE

Company: Al Futtaim Private Company LLC

No two days are the same at Al-Futtaim, no matter what role you have. Our work is driven by the desire to make a difference and to have a meaningful impact with the goal of enriching everyday lives. Take our engaging and supportive work environment and couple it with a company culture that recognises and rewards quality performance, and what do you get? The chance to push the limits every single day.

 

As a humble family business that started on the banks of the Dubai Creek in the 1930s, Al-Futtaim has expanded to a presence in 31 countries, a portfolio of over 200 companies, and 42,000 employees. You’ll find us in industries ranging from automotive and retail, to finance and real estate, and connecting people with international names like Lexus, Ikea, Robinsons, and Adidas. Our team is proudly multicultural and multinational because that kind of diverse representation gives us the global mindset to grow and impact the people, markets, and trends around us.

 

Come join us to live well, work better, and be the best.

Finance Manager - Automotive Finance Shared Services - UAE

 

Job Purpose:

As a member of AFSS Treasury team – to support the Automotive Business Units – on

  1. Cash flow forecast and liquidity management
  2. Forex exposure and managing the hedge process
  3. Capital / Debt Financing structures & Support
  4. Managing funded & unfunded limits requirements and optimal utilisation
  5. Treasury related Project Management
  6. Ensuring day to day operating and accounting controls

 

Context:

The position provides Banking / hedging and supply chain support to Automotive business entities. The jobholder constantly co-ordinaties with Group Treasury, Group Finance, business finance and Marketing teams carrying out reviews, analysis and validation.

 

Minimum Qualifications and Knowledge: Professional accounting qualification.

 

Minimum Experience: At least 5 years relevant experience within a large organization in a supervisory level

 

Job-Specific Skills: Analytical, process oriented, good communication skills, exposure to ERP

 

Behavioural Competencies: Should be able to plan and prioritize tasks, persuasive skills, Kaizen attitude, Self-motivated; and a strong team player.

 

Description:

Foreign Currency exposure

To support AGM Treasury in assessing foreign currency exposure of business units on a continuous basis and ensuring adequate hedge process in place in consultation with management and Group treasury.

 

Banking facilities

 

  • To support AGM treasury in Identifying and initiating fund based  and non-fund based banking facility requirements for the business units  with group treasury as per business plan and reviews.

 

  • To ensure banking faculties of the Automotive Division are optimally utilized, by minimizing cost of funding.

 

  • Support Treasury team in maintaining banking relations in collaboration with Group Treasury and exploring new avenues for process efficiency, cost reduction and alternatives for Customer / Supplier / Principal financing solutions.

Cash flow and Liquidity Management

  • Prepare cash flow forecasts and build early warning signals to ensure cash equilibrium is maintained at all times.
  • Continuously monitor bank balances and optimise effective utilisation of funds and at optimal costs.

 

Business support

  • To ensure timely opening of import letters of credit as per automotive principal requirements and based on purchase plans of the business.
  • Advise business units on bank guarantee & other trade instruments and ensure timely action.

 

Reporting & Project Management:

 

  • Preparation of various Automotive Reports such as Treasury reports, Contingent liabilities, Borrowing & Liquidity reports, Forex position reports and analysis of the same.

 

  • Support FM in adherence to Intercompany Exposure management policy and capital structure discussions.

 

  • Key support to all treasury related projects (Treasury Management system, Card platform, Bank account management, payments & collection management solutions etc.)

 

External Audit

  • To coordinate external Audit of the automotive entity by providing relevant explanations and schedules to Auditors and ensure smooth completion.

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