Senior Analyst, Financial Planning & Analysis, M&A - UAE

Full Time

Dubai - United Arab Emirates

About the Role

Job Purpose
To assist organization-wide financial planning, analysis, and budgeting frameworks, in addition to enabling advanced analytics on key financial metrics. FP&A Analyst should also deliver consolidated, reliable, and timely financial plans, budgets, and forecasts.

Key Accountabilities
Financial Planning and Management:
- Prepare department specific financial plans in cooperation with department heads and conduct analysis to recommend organization-wide budgets and forecasts
- Work closely with the leadership team to formulate the business's medium to long term financial and strategic plan
- Build models to project long term growth and determine the impacting business factors
- Analyze financial and operational results to help management better understand the company’s performance (e.g. profitability by product, region, customers)
- Support the Finance Manager in the definition, design, and implementation of a framework for monitoring business performance against the established budget to assess any deviation and advise on the necessary action for course correction
- Advise the Finance Manager on important financial and audit related issues requiring relevant attention and approvals

Financial Analysis:
- Create tools and templates to enable monitoring of key financial metrics on an ongoing basis including pricing structure, cost structure, amongst other areas
- Deliver competitor analysis, market trends, and associated commentary to the leadership team
- Utilize BI tools to delivery meaningful insights into business performance
- Liaise with relevant departments for information required to generate required financial reports
- Liaise with IT department and organize MIS reports on key financial metrics and KPIs to enable nimble and agile decision-making by management
- As and when needed, benchmark Elite’s financials and operational metrics with industry-leading practices, to flag areas of improvement

- Strong financial modelling skills to construct financial models, evaluate performance and analyzing impact of different capital structures and potential transactions
- Perform valuation analysis, financial analysis using different methods eg. DCF
- Be involved in origination, structuring and execution of M&A / Fundraising / Capital raising deals

Operations Management:
- Manage daily FP&A operations to ensure that work processes are implemented as designed and comply with established policies and procedures
- Manage the preparation of timely and accurate budgets and data to meet company and departmental requirements, policies, and standards

Accounting Operations:
- Support Finance Manager for financial accounting & bookkeeping to ensure adherence to internal policy and external standards and in line with the overall firm strategy.
- Support accurate and timely production and distribution to internal and external stakeholders of financial statements and MIS reports to ensure alignment with firm wide financial objectives.

- Enable management to validate / revise their strategy based on key analysis of financials and operations

- Support Finance Manager to develop and recommend the Department’s annual budget, and provide input into Divisional budget planning, monitor departmental performance and control costs to ensure that areas of unsatisfactory performance are identified and rectified promptly

- Support the development of a risk culture and promotion of sound risk practices to reduce the likelihood of financial, operational, or reputational risks


Minimum Qualifications & Experience

Education and Certification

  • Bachelors’ degree in Finance or relevant degree is required

  • Recognized professional accounting qualification (e.g., ACA, CPA, CMA, CA) is required

Knowledge and Skills

  • Financial Planning Principles and Practices

  • Financial Analysis

  • Budgeting Approaches and Tools

  • Financial Systems and Software

  • Innovative Financial Planning Practices


  • A minimum of 8 years of relevant experience with at least 4 years in a similar role, preferably in the logistics field

Core Competencies:

  • Analytical Thinking and Problem Solving (Advanced Level)

  • Financial Planning (Advanced Level)

  • Financial Analysis (Advanced Level)

  • Performance Improvement (Proficient Level)

  • Change Enabling (Proficient Level)

  • Ethics and Integrity (Advanced Level)

  • Leadership (Advanced Level)

  • Communication (Advanced Level)

  • Presentation (Advanced Level)

  • Coaching and Mentoring (Proficient Level)

About the Company

Elite Co. aims to be one of the most innovative and trusted supply chain partners. Our mission at Elite is simple: to provide high-quality services for our valued clients. Our team goes above and beyond to cater to each project’s specific needs.

We have a distinct culture and teams of passionate individuals wanting to create something better for our clients, our colleagues, and the community we operate in. Our daily decisions are anchored by our core values: Trust, Customer Centricity, Innovation, Action-Bias, and Excellence.

Elite Co is an equal opportunity employer that is committed to diversity, that individual talent has unique abilities, and we value our differences. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, colour, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, origin, disability or other characteristics protected by the applicable law.