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Head.Finance Support, Networks At Etisalat

Date Posted: 19/Jan/2014
Deadline: Not Specified

Job Summary 

    Continuously develop and manage the Networks Finance support function to support the Chief Technical Officer (CTO) and his organisation in delivering EMTS targets
    Work with the Technical Directors and Heads to ensure benefits are optimized, costs are managed within agreed envelopes and guidance provided to the various departments on finance issues.
    Ownership of the Networks� function Opex approval process to ensure rigorous optimum return on investment and stringent cost management practices
    Provide decision-support analyses and reporting based on agreed timelines and standards to aid management with financial business decisions to be made.

Principal Functions 

    Perform detailed and accurate analysis functions that will include:
        Reviewing accuracy and consistency of ERP data as part of the Month-end process and performing appropriate and timely accounting adjustments/journals in addition to flagging, or where appropriate correcting, anomalies;
        Submission of month-end commentary by deadline;
        Product Profitability analysis as required;
        Variance Analysis including variance analysis on operating expenses and Cost Centre reviews;
        Ad-hoc analysis for CXO to further enhance understanding of the numbers;
        Explaining budget variances by major cost items
    Perform reporting functions which include: Headcount reporting (Link with HR and track function's HC movements), and compile Cost Centre Variance Reports, implement necessary transfers and liaise with CC managers as necessary
    Develop and compile regular updates, reports, on the activities for the Networks department
    Participate in the development and implementation of EMTS strategic projects.
    Keep abreast of global and local best practice as it relates to the FB&P activities.
    Develop capabilities within the Networks Finance Support function that will deliver integrated financial/ business plans across EMTS.
    Establish and maintain relationship with key internal and externals stakeholders.
    Prepare, calculate, evaluate, validate and review Business Cases from a financial perspective (CAPEX & OPEX projects);
    Liaison with Functional Directors and Heads to understand the business/function's performance;
    Any other duties commensurate with the job that may be assigned, including liaising with BU financial accounts, SSC (to improve reporting, sharing data and templates), CFO and functional/Regional finance, formally or informally (ex. providing support in the centralization and standardization of BU KPI's).
    Identify and communicate process problems; propose improvement ideas to narrow performance gaps and increase efficiency, integrity and controls of the company processes and assist in getting them implemented. Provide insight to guide the respective functions in achieving its strategic goals.

Educational Requirements 

    First degree in a relevant discipline from a recognized university.
    An MBA or relevant post graduate/ professional qualification((CIMA, CFA, ACCA, ICAN, etc))

Experience,Skills & Competencies 

    9-12 years work experience, with at least three (3) years in a managerial role
    Strategic Planning and Development
    Leadership and People Management
    Strategic Thinking
    Business and/or Financial Acumen
    Industry Knowledge
    Passion for Excellence
    Empowering people
    Growing people
    Team work


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