Edwards Lifesciences FP&A Associate, Manager MEAT in Dubai, United Arab Emirates
Manage the FP&A activities and partner with the Cluster leader to ensure driving decisions on strong business case, delivering on financial targets and accelerating plans and key projects.
Support the EEMEA FP&A Senior Manager to establish pricing analysis, providing inputs for sales and operational planning, analyzing and evaluating business cases and participating actively in controlling, reporting, planning and forecasting activities.
Develop annual budget and monthly rolling forecasts, for a reliable and agile forecasting process while utilizing professional judgement to support management
Deliver timely and high-quality monthly financial reports, to address business and operational performance highlights and also alert potential risks.
Provide guidance and explanation on trends and variances to budget and to forecast Initiate process improvements and provide guidance on the creation and the tracking of the annual operating plan (AOP) for all countries within MENA region and Turkey, South Africa and Iran Work closely with multi-teams to track the financial performance, keep proactive communications and take appropriate actions
Provide business reviews and/or ad hoc business-related projects as a financial expert and contribute in-depth knowledge and experiences.
Supervise and provide instruction on duties and tasks for Financial Analyst within the Turkey, South Africa and Iran geographies
Other incidental duties
Education and Experience:
- Bachelor's Degree in related field with 8 years of previous related experience required
Proven successful project management skills
Proven expertise in MS Office Suite, including advanced Excel, Business Intelligence tools (e.g., Qlik), financial systems, and ERP systems (e.g., JDE, Oracle)
Excellent facilitation and presentation skills
Excellent problem-solving, organizational, analytical and critical thinking skills
Excellent communication skills and interpersonal relationship skills including negotiating and relationship management skills with ability to drive achievement of objectives
Strong business acumen ideally about industry
Fluent English required; Arabic language preferred
Extensive knowledge of own area within the organization while contributing to the development of new concepts, techniques, and standards
Extensive understanding of Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP) and Sarbanes-Oxley (SOX)
Extensive understanding of multi-relational impact if the Balance Sheet, P&L, and Cash Flow Statement and how journal entries affect each statement
Extensive understanding of related aspects of financial processes and/or systems
Understanding of major products and keys to success of the business (acumen)
Strict attention to detail
Ability to interact professionally with all organizational levels and proactively escalate issues to appropriate levels of management in the organization
Ability to manage competing priorities in a fast-paced environment
Ability to represent leadership on sections of projects within a specific area interfacing with project managers and finance team
Ability to consult in project setting within specific sections of financial area
Ability to provide financial leadership to outsourcing partners on a task level
Edwards Lifesciences is the global leader in patient-focused medical innovations for structural heart disease, as well as critical care and surgical monitoring. Driven by a passion to help patients, the company collaborates with the world's leading clinicians and researchers to address unmet healthcare needs, working to improve patient outcomes and enhance lives. Headquartered in Irvine, California, Edwards Lifesciences has extensive operations in North America, Europe, Japan, Latin America and Asia and currently employs over 13,000 individuals worldwide.
For us, helping patients is not a slogan - it's our life's work. From developing devices that replace or repair a diseased heart valve to creating new technologies that monitor vital signs in the critical care setting, we focus on helping patients regain and improve the quality of their life.