Accounts manager - process & compliance - united arab emirates, dubai

Accounts manager - process & compliance | al futtaim automotive | financeoverview of the role:as a member of automotive finance team – to support the management in: support it strategic roadmap from finance perspective for the uae and overseas automotive operations.develop process guidelines and procedures for finance function and standardize the processes across entities.lead implementation of digitization initiatives within the finance function within automotive.implement best business processes in a erp environment by designing appropriate solutions supporting the customers' business processes as part of the overall erp programme.provide support and project manage the end to end life cycle management whilst partnering with it teams.  what you will do:process specialisation and supportdevelop and support process expertise on automotive business processes encompassing new units / used units / parts / service / rental & leasing operations.develop and support functional expertise on inbound, outbound, finance integration on accounting, treasury, tax & reporting (fi-pca). system development and implementationdrive the strategic it roadmap across automotive finance operations with the central theme of standardization and automation.implementation of is auto platform across automotive network operations such as famco, select, gda, aff, other overseas operations. drive system and process improvements within the overseas automotive finance functions.close collaboration with eit on changes/developments and business led initiatives through requirements gathering, reviews blueprints roadmap of erp and other satellite tools usage within automotive for implementation of tax regimes.project coordination across stakeholders. collaborate with the business in identifying functional requirements for process and creating scripts for development through eit.  policy, standard operating procedures and guidelinesconduct a process mapping exercise across finance operations with support from subject matter experts.document the process flow and detailed standard operating procedures & e-learning. implement sops across the functionsassess the sops across overseas operation, recommend best practices and provides tools for its implementation.implement a robust governance process in place to maintain the sops in an up-to date one way of doing things through process alignment.quick turnaround to changing business environment and its reflection on finance processesmanage escalations and provide support to training and development plans. process re-engineeringcontinuous review of front-end business and core finance processes to identify opportunities for digitization and implementing changes in operations to make it more efficient, effective whilst strengthening the risk management and compliancelook at modern day tools and techniques for implementation in the existing or new business / finance processes.collaborate with respective finance functions across business, centre of excellence and shared services. change managementmanage the change management activities with inputs from respective subject matter experts and collaboration with eit, super users and power users.ensure best practices are rolled out to all the entities / locations / showrooms. training & developmentdevise training and development plans for finance associates relating to accounting, internal controls and specific skill set around ifrs, treasury, tax areas etc.devise and implement a training program for training of finance associates across various functional workstreams.skillsrequired skills to be successful:data analytics erp exposure drafting policies accounting and finance knowledge about the team:working in a fast-paced and diverse environment, reporting directly to the sr. finance manager. what equips you for the role:professional accounting qualification – ca/acca or equivalenta degree in information systems/project management related discipline would be preferredminimum of 8-10 years’ experience with at least 2 years of support of sap /other erp processes or retail support experience. experience of working in the automotive / retail industries will be preferred. job-specific skills:  analytical, process oriented, good communication skills, exposure to sap erp - sap fi/co certified or super user with knowledge in sap inbound and outbound process. the job holder should have strong documentation ability in development of policies and procedures.behavioural competencies: ability to learn new technologies                 adaptability innovative thinking                          technical acumen customer focus                            judgement strong decision making and problem solving abilities    attention to detail strong customer relationship building capability sound influencing and negotiation skills 

Al Futtaim Group
Accounting Manager
United Arab Emirates, Dubai
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