Finance Operations Lead

KPMG - United Arab Emirates
Finance Operations Lead
1. JOB IDENTIFICATION
Title
Finance Operations Lead
Department
Advisory Operations
Supervisor / Head of department (Job title)
Partner
Supervised function(s)
Finance Operations Specialist and Finance Operations Associate
Hierarchical level
Director

2. OVERALL OBJECTIVE AND RESPONSIBILITIES
Job purpose
Lead and supervise Advisory operations activities along with a team to enhance and protect organizational value by providing objective analysis, advice, and insight.

Major duties and responsibilities
Working closely with the team and leadership on:
- Annual Budgeting & Planning exercises related to topline revenue , Direct Cost Management, billing , collection, lock up days , opex , net charge
- Consistently report business performance to the leadership in the most comprehensive manner
- Needs to be hands on in dealing with adhoc operational queries from Business units (Advisory LG & KBS)
- Ability to interpret and understand KPI Scorecards for Partners, Directors and Associate Partners - provide high level reports to ensure KPI's are met.
- Ability to lead assignment from start to end and generate rational conclusions for business stake holders
- Preparing and presenting semiannual updates during strategy meetings Advisory leadership
- Effectively driving Budgeting, Planning and reforecast exercise during the year
- Hands on with Monthly Reporting of performance to key stakeholders and drive key messages into actions for one and all
- Multitasking within strict deadlines
- Utilizing Automated tools to draw relevant reports , comprehend trends / issues and suggested solutions

3. PROFILE
Education requirements:
- Bachelor's degree in a Financial/ Accounting and Chartered accountant (ACCA/ ACA)
- Master's Degree (Preferable)
Work experience requirements :
- Minimum of 10 -12yrs experience in a finance operation's practice within a professional services Firm with a minimum of 6 yrs experience in a managerial capacity.
- Ability to lead a close team of 4-5 employees

Knowledge / Technical Skills
1
Understanding of Advisory practice business model in Big4 space would be instrumental to the role
2
Ability to practically apply the industry knowledge to deal with day to day operational challenges
3
Should possess strong communications and interpersonal skills
4
Ability to work in a diversified environment and with multiple stakeholders within Advisory and KBS business units.

Interpersonal skills
1
Ability to strike the right negotiations with stakeholders to help them understand business strategy and needs
2
Strong project management skills to help align priorities from a business point of view
3
Proactive approach to work
4
Strong communication and Influencing skills

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