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Finance Manager


Dubai, Dubai
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**Position Purpose**

This position is responsible for providing financial and analytical support and report directly to the Finance Director - PCH Middle East **-** located in Dubai, UAE or Jeddah, Saudi Arabia.

**Primary Responsibilities** Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

+ Issue, deliver cluster's financial statements including review for compliance with Pfizer accounting policies and procedures.

+ Primary focus on Operating Plan/ forecasts analysis and rollout for all markets in cluster.

+ Develop financial tools in order to support cluster leadership and market management - evaluate investment opportunities and allocations of AfME funds, analytical and business decision driver.

+ Implement financial reporting tools to support Middle East Cluster requirements.

+ Monthly consolidation and monitoring of revenues and expenses for forecasts and actuals. Highlight significant variances to budget and prior year for Cluster FD. Attention given to both operational and reported variances. Investigate/ explain/ understand variances and/or resolve consolidation issues/errors.

+ Implement standardized budgeting and reporting processes. Be an active stakeholder.

+ Working closely with main stakeholders on tracking of expenses and proper coding of their cost centers - Marketing, Sales, Supply, etc.

+ Working closely with GFS on monthly closing processes, ensuring reflection of accurate financial results, and driving any corrective action to swift completion.

+ Roll out training/coaching sessions designed by cluster finance team to onboard new colleagues in the cluster about financial metrics and governance.

**Technical Skill Requirements**

+ The individual must have strong analytical and interpersonal skills and be willing to actively partner with other functions to drive meaningful business results.

+ Strong analytical and problem solving skill and experience with budgeting, forecasting, planning and analysis are prerequisites.

+ Ability to influence colleagues at different organizational levels towards the timely and successful completion of multiple projects and tasks.

+ Highly proactive and a "self starter".

+ Demonstrated ability to consolidate/review large amounts of data and provide clear, concise and insightful updates on business issues and performance on a timely and regular basis.

+ Strong Communication skills written and verbal, ability to deliver succinct messages and key highlights and clear messages to different decision makers and different levels of the organization.

+ Can build effective working relationships with general management in the cluster as well as FEM and EMEA clusters.

+ Comfortable working in a fast-paced, high-energy environment and the ability to multi-task, consistently meeting deadlines on multiple projects and activities.

+ Ability to positively work and function under pressure and tight timelines. Highly organized, strong time management skills.

+ Previous experience working in a multi-cultural environment essential.

+ Strong IT skills: MS Office, respective accounting & reporting systems. Demonstrated high proficiency with Pfizer's financial reporting systems and/or ability to learn new systems.

+ Ability to travel at least once every two (2) months within the cluster.

**Resources Managed (budget and FTEs)**

+ This position has no FTE direct reports but will work closely with cluster finance team and GFS partners around the world.

**Qualifications (i.e., preferred education, experience, attributes)**

+ Minimum 5 years finance / accounting experience, within a major multinational company.

+ Previous experience of managing Financial Planning and Reporting processes within country is a minimum requirement.

+ Highly proficient in Microsoft Office Suite.

+ IT exposure to Financial planning systems ( HFM / Smartview/ Oracle/ E1/ BO, etc).

+ MBA Preferred.

**Core Competencies**

+ Business Acumen

+ Strategic agility

+ Influence without authority

+ Action oriented

+ Dealing with Ambiguity

+ Organizational Agility

+ Problem Solving

**Technical/Functional Competencies**

+ Very strong IT/ Financial skills

+ High learning agility

+ Interpersonal skills

Pfizer is an equal opportunity employer and complies with all applicable equal employment opportunity legislation in each jurisdiction in which it operates.
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