Finance Operations Manager

KPMG UAE - Remote in Dubai

Job / Role title

Manager Finance and Operations

Service (Sub-department)

Advisory Operations

Hierarchical level

Manager - C grade

Job / Role Purpose

The purpose of this role is to manage all aspects of Finance and operations within the department, manage day-to-day queries on key KPIs, streamline processes related to business analysis, act as a business partner and ensure controls compliance.

Major duties and responsibilities

  • Gather and analyze variance in key KPI details on a regular basis- to report to Advisory leadership and business units.
  • Pro-active approach to highlight potential issues and impact on revenues & costs.
  • Act as the control point by working closely on budgets with the operations, finance, business, and leadership to ensure targets are kept in line with budget goals.
  • Analyze weekly Billing / Collections /Revenue status reports and share insights to improve performance.
  • Responsible for MIS related queries - Direct cost, Revenue, Operational Expenses, Provisions, respond to audit queries and monthly forecasts.
  • Prepare key sections related to month end MIS reports and Board packs.
  • Develop and maintain dashboards and other simplified and easy to use information for stakeholders at all levels including KPIs for SLLs and partners.
  • Carry out month-end procedures.
  • Work independently and develop solid understanding of the business to be able to provide guidance.
  • Manage and execute projects that are undertaken by the department.
  • Drive continuous development of the Systems platform toward greater automation.
  • Coordinate the preparation of ad hoc reports requested by management based on information gathered from several different sources and put together in a coherent, easily understandable format.

Team management

Reports to the Associate Director who will be the performance manager.

Extend of work

Support to senior members of the team.

  • Business communication, business partner role to resolve issues, collaborative relationships
  • Ability to prepare timely MIS reports, dashboards, accurate reporting
  • Working capital analysis and exposure on provisions
  • Personal growth, learning and development

Required skills and knowledge's for the role
  • Understanding of business processes related to a consulting firm
  • Prior experience of using ERP
  • Management planning and organization
  • Excellent problem-solving skills
  • Prior experience in a managerial role

Knowledge / Technical Skills
  • Finance accounting knowledge
  • MIS reporting skills
  • MS office Suite
  • Consulting firm revenue operating model
  • Experience on reporting to leadership on P&L and Balance sheet items
  • Presentation decks
  • Coach / Guide & Supervise junior staff working in the team
  • Ability to interrogate and interpret large volumes of data

Education requirements:
  • Minimum Bachelor's degree in a Finance / Accounting.
  • Master's Degree with accounting qualification (Preferable)

Work experience requirements:
  • Minimum of 10 yrs experience in a finance operation's practice within a professional services Firm.

Other requirements related to the job
  • NA

Financial management
  • NA

Risks management
  • NA

Conditions and working environment
  • Remotely and
  • Sitting desk workstation.

Evolution opportunities

After practicing the described role, to which position is it possible to evolve?
  • Senior Manager
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