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Finance Senior Associate - Gulf Cluster

Job Description

As a member of this fast-pace, complex and dynamic region, this individual will be the key point of contact and responsible to support the Gulf Cluster in the following processes according the predefined SOPs and SLAs. This position is based in Dubai – United Arab Emirates, reports to Finance Sr. Manager that will lead the Gulf countries.


  • Main responsible for the consolidation of 5 countries in Gulf Cluster.
  • Executes monthly Sales Landing process
  • Prepares regular monthly OPEX reports
  • Provides monthly and ad-hoc analyses and reports
  • Assists annual budgeting, business and strategic planning processes
  • Ensures internal and external reporting deadlines are met
  • Works on improving the use of systems or new systems to be adapted.
  • Contributes to improve relationships with internal stakeholders as well as external customers by pro-active communication and timely response to customer issues
  • Takes part in or leads projects as assigned by the F&A Function Head or FP&A Manager
  • Communicates and provides direction to Gulf Lead Team about financial trends and their business implications
  • Provides decision support to various stakeholders (BU’s, project teams etc.)
  • Maintains digital finance framework which consists of standard templates and digtal applications
  • This position is expected to be a backup for the Senior Finance Manager for FP&A related tasks


  • Financial Analysis for decision support
  • Budget, Latest Estimate (i.e., LE)
  • Sales forecasts for production planning
  • Long-range plan / Country Operating Plan
  • Management reporting to management team and the different departments
  • Presentations on demand of management team and the different departments
  • Management reporting to Gulf LT


  • Ensures all department activities are executed within company guidelines
  • Leads initiatives to develop new approaches and guidelines



Specialist Experience

Minimum Requirements:

  • Bachelor’s degree in accounting, finance, or related field required. An undergraduate degree in science/engineering with an MBA (finance emphasis) also acceptable
  • Solid understanding of consolidated reporting is essential
  • 4 + years of corporate level experience with 2 + years of progressive finance / accounting experience
  • Good general business knowledge (e.g., industry, finance, applicable laws, tax, insurances)
  • Excellent knowledge of financial systems and tools (SAP, Hyperion, etc.)
  • Excellent user of Microsoft Office Applications (Excel, Powerpoint, etc.)
  • Good knowledge about digital finance applications (Tableau, Power BI, etc.)
  • Proven ability to manage multiple projects, work effectively with cross functional partners and drive process improvement projects
  • Fluent in English, in oral and written communication

Preferred Requirements:

  • Basic knowledge of US GAAP
  • Detail oriented; strong business analytical skills
  • Strong quantitative and analytical skills including familiarity with finance and accounting terms
  • Proven ability to work effectively in in ambiguous situations and team environment
  • Natural drive for process improvement & resource optimization
  • Strong written, verbal communication and presentation skills
  • Strong interpersonal skills; ability to influence people across functions and levels
  • Ability to think strategically
  • MBA and/or CPA
  • Pharmaceutical/Biotech experience



Please note that all information in this job description is accurate at the time of posting. Please be aware that companies may change details and/or closing dates without notice.



Job Summary

  • United Arab Emirates
  • Other
Job Type
  • Full-time
  • Negotiable
17 May 2019
Applications Deadline
24 June 2019

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