Financial Analyst – Dubai

@Aspen Pharma Group posted 2 weeks ago

Job Description

ROLE PURPOSE:

Prepare, review and present variety of complex financial data for review by Management along with commentary and recommendations. Assist in forecasting and planning cycles and develop tools for improving reporting functionality and accuracy. Take full responsibility for month end close activities specific to allocated entity / markets. Key to succeeding in the role is to work cross functionally as a team and drive the business forward to ensure budgets are achieved whilst providing analysis key to decision making. Role will require flexibility to support Multi region timing during month end process.

RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Analyze and report the financial results of periodic operations including revenues, margin analysis, and product line profitability, operating profit and balance sheet activities
  • Perform internal financial reporting, financial analysis, trend analysis, variance analysis, forecasting and budgeting, financial controls, balance sheet & P&L analysis, inventory analysis, special projects & ad-hoc reporting and analysis requests
  • Track operational results versus targets. Assist management in optimizing working capital and resolution of causes of variances
  • Participate in annual operating and capital budget process, assisting the monthly closing, forecast updates and budget consolidations
  • Support the decision making process with daily reporting and analysis requirements relating to monthly operating and financial results, sales and bookings reports, monthly inventory turnover, business drivers, as well as written comments for executive presentation
  • Create and prepare monthly variance analysis, and gap analysis to annual budget, including graphs, charts and root cause analyses
  • Meet critical business and corporate deadlines such as the monthly accounting close, reconciliations and reporting
    Play a key role in the continued development of FP&A deliverables including reporting, budgeting and planning processes by partnering with the business leaders across the company
  • Identify opportunities for the development and implementation of process improvements in operations infrastructure and processes
  • Assist in internal and external audit specific queries
  • Participate with other projects and programs, as directed, for their successful completion
  • Spearhead process improvements, including product class reporting and tracking key financial metrics specific to the industry
  • Set up, coordinate and prepare monthly operating metrics/ratios, including preparation of graphs as requested
  • Ensure integrity of internal financial controls in compliance with regulatory standards and company policy and procedures

EDUCATION QUALIFICATONS AND EXPERIENCE:

  • Bachelor Degree in Finance /Accounting
  • 3 years of related post-qualification experience in Pharmaceutical / FMCG experience preferred

TECHNICAL SKILLS:

  • Excel – Advanced
  • SAP – Experience Required
  • Power BI – Experience Required
  • Power point – Medium
  • Budgeting, Forecasting & Analysis – Advanced
  • Business Writing – Medium

KEY ATTRIBUTES:

BUSINESS

  • Information seeking
  • Business analysis and financial skills
  • Problem-solving and good judgment
  • Responsibility and accountability
  • Initiative
  • Multi-tasking
  • Results oriented
  • Systems thinking
  • Planning and organisational skills
  • Focused
  • Focus
  • Cooperation
  • Proactive
  • Responsibility & Accountability

PEOPLE

  • Flexibility and tolerance for ambiguity
  • Transition management
  • Capacity for and resistance to Stress
  • Informal communications skills
  • Active listening skills
  • Writing skills
  • Meeting facilitation
  • Team player
  • Value people

SELF

  • Technical / professional knowledge
  • Industry knowledge
  • Personal responsibility
  • Self-assurance
  • Honesty
  • Ethical conduct
  • Curiosity / learning agility
  • Self-awareness
  • High standards

ASPEN COMPETENCIES:

BUSINESS

  • Makes Good decision
  • Performance Driven
  • Accountability/Ownership

PEOPLE

  • Deals with ambiguity/Embraces changes
  • Communicate effectively
  • Develops talent, Teamwork & diversity

SELF

  • Contributes special expertise
  • Takes action with integrity
  • Continuously grows & Develops

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