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Financial Planning and Analysis Analyst

Date: 23-Jan-2023

Location: EG

Company: Majid Al Futtaim

Majid Al Futtaim invites you to join us in our quest to create great moments for everyone, everyday! We are the leading shopping mall, residential communities, retail and leisure pioneer across the Middle East, Africa and Asia, serving over 560 million visitors a year. For the past two decades, we have shaped the consumer landscape across the region, transforming the way people shop, live and play, while maintaining a strong sustainability track record and the largest mall in the world to attain LEED Gold EBOM Certification. We have over 40,000 team members in 15 international markets representing over 100 nationalities – all keeping the customer at the heart of everything we do. If you enjoy being BOLD, PASSIONATE and TOGETHER, then Majid Al Futtaim is the destination for you.

Role Purpose:
The role of the FP&A Analyst is to prepare various financial reports and statements on a monthly or
quarterly basis.
Role Details – Key Responsibilities and Accountabilities:
• Consolidates and presents business results, on a daily, weekly, monthly, quarterly and annual basis.
• Works with the FP&A manager to consolidate and prepare the quarterly and annual budgets / forecasts.
• Preparation of month end results and associated reporting within deadlines, with zero error count and
provide interpretation with insightful and productive commentary in order to accurately advise the
business on financial performance.
• Prepare and present value add business analytics to assist business owners to make decisions.
• Maintain market share reporting across territories against peers on an aggregate and granular level
(film and complex), to ascertain the business performance, and assist marketing and operational teams
in decision making.
• Provide ad hoc reports requested by Ventures and different stakeholders.
• Act as a point of contact for business analysis and reporting queries.
• Review and recommend changes to data-driven business optimization processes
• Execute box office forecasting on a daily, weekly, monthly basis.
• Prepare P+L budget and forecasts in Hyperion.
• Liaise with and consolidate input from other departments and team members for budgets e.g.
Programming, Human Capital, other finance team members etc.
• Prepare the Balance Sheet and sundry reporting in Hyperion as required.
• Assist in the preparation of budget and forecast reporting packs.
• Maintain relationships with key stakeholders within multiple functions of VOX Cinemas, third party
vendors as well as other MAF Ventures Finance units.
• Support the VOX business and FP&A manager with the analysis of business opportunities and
performance across various parts of the organization.
• Supply systems training – excel, Hyperion, Power BI etc across the business.
• Ensure integrity of information flowing from Vista into Power BI.
• Transition of all reporting into Power BI basis.
• Educate team members on how to use Power BI.
• Use digital media to present results of the business to internal stake holders.
• Consolidates and presents business results, on a daily, weekly, monthly, quarterly, and annual basis.
• Preparation of month end results and associated reporting within deadlines, and provide
interpretation with insightful and productive commentary in order to accurately advise the business
on financial performance.
• Prepare and present value add business analytics to assist business owners to make decisions.
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• Provide ad hoc reports requested by MAF Entertainment management and different stakeholders.
• Act as a point of contact for business analysis and reporting queries.
• Review and recommend changes to data-driven business optimization processes
• Prepare and upload P+L budget and forecasts in Hyperion.
• Liaise with and consolidate input from other departments and team members for budgets e.g. Programming, Human Capital, other finance team members etc.
• Assist in the preparation of budget and forecast reporting packs.
• Maintain relationships with key stakeholders within multiple functions of MAF Entertainment and GS, Finance units.
• Ensure integrity of information flowing from Vista into Power BI.
• Involved in PR approval cycle.
• Ensure the compliance of our books with the Egyptian Accounting Standards and IFRS
• Write accounting policies and procedures related to accounting.
Definition of Success
• Ensure preparation and timely presentation of business reports, and analysis for key decision making.
Other Context (if applicable):
• Performs any additional adhoc requests as and when required by the Line Manager and/or Head of Department.
• Able to work a flexible schedule that includes evenings, weekends, and holidays.
• Occasional travel may be required within the region to support new project openings.
• Adheres to MAF Entertainment policies and procedures with regards to HSE, grooming, code of conduct, work ethics, working hours and attendance.
Functional Competencies
• Working knowledge with accounting software and have a demonstrated ability to maintain confidentiality of financial information.
• Skilled in technology and possess exceptionally good computer skills.
• Exceptionally good MS Excel, MS Office, MS Outlook, and PowerPoint skills, necessary for the creation financial documentation.
• Payment reconciliation
• Technical accounting and finance skills
• Numeracy skills
• Problem solving Financial reports
Personal Characteristics and Required Background:
Personal characteristics
• Well-rounded communication skills and ability to interface with Senior Executives.
• Must be punctual and ensure accuracy in entering data.
• Awareness of nature of operations and operational issues of various business units.
• Excellent oral and written communication skills
• Demonstrated ability to serve as a successful participant on the executive management team that provides company leadership and direction.
Minimum experience
• 2-3 years’ experience in a similar role i.e. involvement in handling the overall finance function.
• Excellent knowledge and interpretation of International Financial Reporting Standards.
• Excellent knowledge of Generally Accepted Accounting Principles.
• Advanced knowledge of Excel.
Minimum Qualifications/education