Financial Controller – Digital GulfManagers – Dubai

Financial Controller – Digital GulfManagers - Dubai

The Financial Controller Digital is responsible for establishing a reliable financial reporting system in compliance with internal guidelines and procedures which monitors the achievements of the Ecommerce and Digital objectives and provides stakeholders with relevant financial data for the decision making process. The role holder is also responsible for recommending areas of improvement in order to achieve Ecommerce & Digital targets.
Role Details – Key Responsibilities and Accountabilities:
Budget and Cost Control
Assist in monitoring allocated budget for the BU to ensure compliance and highlight possible issues
Provide inputs on the preparation of budget when necessary
Provide inputs on cost reduction measures for the store
Build and analyse the specific ecommerce/digital KPIs
Manage the monthly cost allocation per ecommerce store
Risk Management and Insurance Coverage
Ensure proper and adequate insurance coverage
Ensure that financial aspects of the contracts are adhered to and are renewed in a timely manner
Internal Control and Audit
Ensure alignment of procedures developed by the Finance function
Guarantee that the fixed asset register is properly maintained
Ensure that payroll is processed accurately and timely
Control suppliers’ payment terms and consequences
Monitor stock-check, sleeping stock, receiving controls and analyse shrinkage result
Perform audits on ecommerce operations to minimize risks, prepare corrective actions and proposals for improvement
Ensure the strict implementation of Internal Audit recommendations
Review, develop and implement the digital strategy that supports the company’s corporate and business strategies
Oversee the preparation of store performance analysis by Department/Section
Prepare business presentations and reports for stakeholders periodically and ad hoc basis when required
Provide summary of asset information to the management regularly
Responsible for business analysis and modelling including:
Monthly financial closing (budgetary control, P&L, Balance Sheet and Cash Flow)
Weekly forecast Annual budget
Ecommerce turnover, TCM
Cash flow
Human Capital Responsibilities
Assist in implementation of the performance management process by setting objectives, monitoring performance, and provide constructive feedback and provide inputs to senior management
Provide mentorship for the purpose of developing a continuous talent pipeline for key roles
Provide inputs on training needs and coordinate with the HC department to ensure facilitation of training requirements
Develop and implement on the job-training for the team
Provide inputs for the development of annual manpower plan
Ensure the implementation of Retail’s corporate policies and relevant procedures
Financial Responsibilities
Ensure alignment of procedures in accordance with the Delegation of Authority (DOA)
Assist in monitoring allocated budget to ensure compliance and highlight possible issues
Provide inputs on the preparation of budget when necessary
Provide inputs on cost reduction measures Skills
Minimum Qualifications/education
Bachelor Degree in Finance, Business Administration or Commerce

Minimum experience
A minimum of 5 years in a similar role, of which 2+ years in retail business
Strong analytical and technical skills in financial analysis and reporting
Good project management skills
Knowledge of MS Office, particularly modelling in Excel
Presentation skills
Accounting concepts and knowledge of IFRS
Investment appraisal process and capital budgeting


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