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BAT KUWAITIS LOOKING FOR AN ASSISTANT FINANCE MANAGER

SENIORITY LEVEL: Experienced Professional

FUNCTION: Finance

LOCATION: Kuwait

ROLE POSITIONING AND OBJECTIVES

The role is responsible for driving BAT Kuwait’s finance agenda. This includes financial reporting, period close, tax reporting, bookkeeping, book hygiene, and resource allocation. The job holder will need to have good financial & commercial acumen, along with solid knowledge of statutory reporting requirements in addition to having good people skills for cross-functional coordination.

WHAT YOU WILL BE ACCOUNTABLE FOR

  • Manage period end on a timely basis, while ensuring good book hygiene
  • Manage P&L and cash targets
  • Ensure proper tax reporting and compliance
  • Manage year-end audit
  • Ensure controls are maintained over systems and processes
  • Utilize SAP & BPC for period closing and actual reporting
  • Ensure efficient marketing spend and resource allocation
  • Provide relevant and high-quality financial analysis to enhance decision making, thus optimising the business unit’s financial performance within the overall corporate strategy
  • Interpret reports and data using a range of techniques and tools and communicates to business and financial colleagues, providing technical support and advice to internal stakeholders
  • Develop, present and champion recommendations to top teams on actions to drive business results
  • Identify process improvements to enhance efficiencies and effectiveness
  • Ensure sufficient liquidity for entity’s operations

ESSENTIAL EXPERIENCE, SKILLS AND KNOWLEDGE

  • Finance/Accounting degree. Professional accountancy qualification is a plus (i.e. CA/ACCA/CIMA/CPA/MBA)
  • Arabic speaker with experience in a global FMCG or similar dynamic operating environment
  • Understand the impact of the accounting process and practice;
  • Understand and apply relevant financial skills and knowledge.
  • A thorough understanding and knowledge of relevant finance tools and systems, specifically SAP
  • Broad experience in large global organisation with in depth knowledge in specific FMCG process areas;
  • Influencing and good interpersonal skills

WE ARE BAT

At BAT we are committed to our Purpose of creating A Better Tomorrow. This is what drives our people and our passion for innovation.

See what is possible for you at BAT.

  • Global Top Employer with 53,000 BAT people across more than 180 markets
  • Brands sold in over 200 markets, made in 44 factories in 42 countries
  • Newly established Tech Hubs building world-class capabilities for innovation in 4 strategic locations
  • Diversity leader in the Financial Times and International Women’s Day Best Practice winner
  • Seal Award winner – one of 50 most sustainable companies

BELONGING, ACHIEVING, TOGETHER

Collaboration, diversity and teamwork underpin everything we do here at BAT. We know that collaborating with colleagues from different backgrounds is what makes us stronger and best prepared to meet our business goals. Come bring your difference!

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