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IKEA Jebel Ali, Dubai, United Arab Emirates

Company Description

Established in the 1930s as a trading business, Al-Futtaim Group today is one of the most diversified and progressive, privately held regional businesses headquartered in Dubai, United A”rab Emirates. Structured into five operating divisions; automotive, financial services, real estate, retail and healthcare; employing more than 35,000 employees across more than 20 countries in the Middle East, Asia and Africa, Al-Futtaim Group partners with over 200 of the world’s most admired and innovative brands. Al-Futtaim Group’s entrepreneurship and relentless customer focus enables the organisation to continue to grow and expand; responding to the changing needs of our customers within the societies in which we operate. 

Job Description

Strategic planning, budgeting, forecasting, management reporting, business partnering, financial analysis, investments, feasibilities, automation & regional projects. Moreover, manage approvals, tracking, accounting and reconciliation of capital expenditure, fixed assets and inventory.

Business / Financial Planning

  • Support and / or manage business / financial planning, including but not limited to strategic planning, budgeting, and quarterly forecasting in coordination with Group / Retail Finance and business stakeholders. Business / Finance planning process include guidelines, timelines, formats / templates, central inputs, analysis, consolidation, reviews, presentation, Anaplan upload, SAP & BPC validation etc.

Management Reporting & Financial Analysis

  • Prepare, analyze, and circulate daily, weekly, and monthly management information reports
  • Develop new reports and continuous improvement of existing reports
  • Support in testing and automation of management information / business intelligence reports
  • Variance analysis and initiate corrective actions

Business Partnering

  • Participate, support, or lead initiatives / projects to drive business performance and efficiencies
  • Proactively communicate key variances, risks and opportunities to relevant stakeholders for corrective actions
  • Collaborate with and support business navigation community for performance improvements

Fixed Assets

  • Plan, coordinate, procure approval for capital expenditure
  • Manage Asset creation, capitalization, transfer, verification, and disposal of Fixed Assets
  • Prepare and circulate Capex Tracker / Fixed Assets Register

Qualifications & Experience:

  • MBA / ACA / CFA with 3 years’ experience in above roles preferably in Retail
  • Knowledge of MS Excel and accounting software (preferably ERP – SAP and Navision)
  • Desirable to have detailed know how of the IKEA concept and working methods
  • Planning, organizing, responsible, analytical, critical thinking and interpersonal skills
  • Strong computer skills – including ERP knowledge (preferably SAP, Navision) and advanced MS-Excel knowledge
  • Good analytical and presentation skills
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Financial modelling and problem-solving skills.