Place: Dubai - United Arab Emirates
Publication Date: 26/09/2018
Ref: PC006818

Job Details

The business analyst is responsible for the analysis of consolidated financial and operational reporting, analysis of key internal controls, documentation and procedures, review financial information to a highly professional standard and format.

Responsibilities and Accountabilities

1. Understanding of existing activities
• Perform desktop due diligence of existing
o Activities;
o Locations;
o Assets;
o Stakeholders

2. Financial and business analysis
• Review financial information of the various entities;
• Analyse operational performance;
• Identify areas of improvement in terms of:
o Balance Sheet (e.g. inventory reduction, extending payment terms with suppliers,…);
o P&L (cost management);
o Cash Flow
• Identify the key financial metrics necessary to measure performance;
• Propose KPIs allowing a) control and b) motivation of various stakeholders:
o minority shareholders;
o senior management;
o mid-level management;
o employees

3. Control, Procedures and Processes
• Review existing controls, procedures and processes in place;
• Identify areas of risks, focusing on high probability risks and/or severe financial impact;
• Propose solutions to address such risks and optimize / streamline the activities;
• Document the processes though flow charts

4. Other
• Execute market studies on demand;

5. Processes and Presentations:
• Consolidate various financial and operational data to provide analysis and recommendation;
• Control actual vs. budget and highlight variances to Group Management;

Expertise

• Experience as a Business Analyst (min 2 years);
• Background covering control and financial analysis within a corporate function of an international group and/or audit firm;
• Ability to analyse and/or create complex reports;
• Understanding of group accounting, consolidation, balance sheet, P&L and Cash Flow reporting;

Profile

• Exceptional MS Office skills (Excel, word and powerpoint);
• Sharepoint knowledge a plus;
• Well-developed organizational and communication skills;
• Highly credible, mature;
• Confident and proactive;
• Stress resistant;
• Ensuring complete integrity of information circulated