The primary role is to ensure that the Middle East & Pakistan region has a consistent, transparent and robust financial framework to support the management of its Real Estate portfolio. Additionally given the significance of the Dubai portfolio, the role will have specific responsibility for the financial control and performance tracking of the Dubai Real Estate portfolio and related projects.
Key Roles & Responsibilities
Development of Country CRES Finance resources
Working with the Country Finance teams within the region, identify, assist and coach local finance resources on the financial aspects relating to their country Real Estate portfolio and ensure a common understanding of Group Financial Policies relating to Real Estate.
Provide advice to the local country finance teams on accounting issues, reporting and assistance with financial analysis for major property transactions.
With Head of Finance, CRES, develop the Group’s Financial Policies relating to Real Estate and ensure consistent implementation
Ensure robust financial control of Real Estate projects and balance sheet items
Ensure accuracy and integrity of the financial accounts relating to Real Estate
Financial management process for CRES projects
Financial controller for the Dubai Real Estate Projects
Act as financial representative on CRES MAC / APR meetings
Establish the financial reporting infrastructure for the Regions Real Estate Portfolio that is aligned to both the Group’s Performance Management Process and the international standard for property cost tracking (International Total Occupancy Cost Codes)
Develop a regional financial property metrics to track productivity
Provide monthly financial briefing to the Regional Head of CRES & Head of Finance, CRES
Establish a regional CRES forecast & budget process
Financial tracking process for projects
Working with the Head of Finance, CRES, establish a financial reporting process to manage the Real Estate fixed asset portfolio
Assist the Head of Finance, CRES with the establishment of a tax and capital strategy for the portfolio
Working with Strategic Sourcing and the CRES management team identify and delivery productivity / cost opportunities
Ability to analyse from a financial perspective various investment opportunities
(INTERNAL & EXTERNAL)
Head of Finance, CRES
Regional Head of CRES
Country Finance Teams
Local Tax Managers
Group Finance Division
Group Corporate Treasury
Finance Shared Service Centre
KPGM for Audit related issues
Property Consultants relating to specific Real Estate projects
Property Service Providers
Project Investment Committee
Project Steering Committees
CRES Management Team
Performance Management process
Integrity and Financial control
Strategy relating to Real Estate
Efficiency of the Real Estate portfolio
Real Estate investment opportunities
Leadership in developing CRES Finance talent and building a common understanding of CRES in the Finance community.
Communicator. Ability to interface to a large number of stakeholders.
Relator / Arranger – ability to utilize network to access information.
Context. Ability to ‘see the woods from the trees’.
Numeracy / analytical – ability to utilize information from multiplicity of sources to draw conclusions. Ability to access the ‘story’ behind the numbers.
Focus/Discipline on building robust processes and exceeding expectation in performance
Ability to deliver on tight deadlines maintaining highest quality standards.
Ability to accommodate ambiguity.
Team. Play a strong part in the development of the CRES & Finance Functions.
Intellectual curiosity – ability to challenge prima facie conclusions/numbers/trends.
Ideation – ability to provide solutions/ideas around accounting.
Detailed knowledge of the Group’s Financial Policies relating to property.
Understanding of the Group’s Corporate Real Estate strategy.
Experience of the Group’s Financial systems and processes.
Understanding of the Financial Risks relating to property.
Awareness of the Regional Corporate Real Estate environment.