Job Description

Overview of the role: 

As a member of Automotive Finance team – to support the Management in: 

  • Driving 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 and drive 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. 
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What you will do:

Process Specialisation and Support

  • Develop 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).
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System Development and Implementation

  • Drive 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 etc.
  • Drive 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. 
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Policy, Standard Operating procedures and Guidelines

  • Conduct 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 functions
  • Assess 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 manner.
  • Drive one way of doing things through process alignment.
  • Quick turnaround to changing business environment and its reflection on finance processes
  • Manage escalations and provide support to training and development plans.
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Process Re-Engineering

  • Continuous 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 compliance
  • Look 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.
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Change Management

  • Manage 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.
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Training & Development

  • Devise 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.
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Skills

Required Skills to be successful:

  • ERP Savvy – Knowledge of core ERP Processes ( S/4 Hana implementation ,GRC , Azzure data late and Alteryx in specific)
  • Automotive experience 
  • Finance skill set:  

      o Basic understanding of controllership & compliance

      o Logical thinking with accounting background

  • Good communication and stakeholder management skills

 

About the Team:

You will be reporting to the Head of Process & Compliance 

 

What equips you for the role:

  • Professional accounting Qualification – CA/ACCA or equivalent
  • A degree in Information Systems/Project Management related discipline would be preferred
  • Minimum 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.

 

 

Job Details

Job Location
Dubai United Arab Emirates

Company Industry
Retail & Wholesale

Company Type
Employer (Private Sector)

Job Role
Finance and Investment

Employment Type
Full Time Employee

Monthly Salary Range
Unspecified

Number of Vacancies
1

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