Financial Planning and Analysis Manager

Job title: Financial Planning and Analysis Manager

Company: SNC-Lavalin

Job description: Job Description

A position has arisen to assist the Middle East Head of Financial Planning and Analysis and Finance Director in delivering a high quality and effective financial reporting, forecasting / budgeting, and project support function for MEA. The role will be focused on ensuring delivery of clear, accurate and insightful budgets/reports as well as provide support to divisions in terms of project reviews and other value add activities.


Lead the preparation of robust and complete quarterly forecasts and annual budget to the standards and timescales set by Group Finance functions

Lead the preparation of month end accounts and completion of deliverables in a timely manner

Support the Head of FP&A and Finance Director with ad-hoc initiatives and analyses

Financial support to and advice to the project directors and managers, ensuring they understand the financial performance of their projects

Assist in driving business operational improvement projects and in setting up a strong control environment and promote good financial practices throughout the business

Ensure compliance to business Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) and use of best accounting practices

Develop strong working relationships with team members and other key stakeholders

Review and support to bids within the region when required

Delivery of finance training to project managers and project directors as required

Manage FP&A team ensuring their career development and coaching

Seek opportunities to learn new skills and aspire to develop within the team.

Technical Competencies


Fully Qualified ACCA/CIMA/ACA/CPA or other recognised Western Accounting qualification

Minimum of 5 years experience within a business support Finance role

Highly organised, able to prioritise tasks and delegate effectively

Advanced knowledge of Microsoft Excel (knowledge of Data Modelling, PowerPivot and PowerBI tools is an advantage). Working knowledge of other Microsoft Office tools

Attention to detail with a high standard of (numerical) presentation skills

Produce insightful analysis and clearly communicate findings

Good understanding of a project lifecycle and the different measures of financial performance

Proven ability to develop strong working relationships and communicate effectively at all levels

Strong financial reporting skills with an understanding of IFRS

Highly analytical, able to manipulate and interpret complex data from multiple sources

Excellent communication in English (both written and oral).

Experience of interacting with multiple businesses and finance functions

Experience of working within a multi-cultural environment

Proven ability to develop strong working relationships and communicate effectively at all levels.


Prior experience working within a Engineering Consultancy business

Has prepared project related financial reports and reconciliations relating to, project

expenses, billing, debt, provisions, and utilisation

Exposure to preparing statutory returns and financial statements

Working knowledge of JD Edwards, Hyperion Finance Management (HFM), Smart View and other IT systems and databases.

Behavioural Competencies


Initiative – Able to work independently with minimum supervision, make suggestions on best practice and improving current processes and procedures.

Problem Solving – Can think of creative solutions to problems.

Analytical – Able to analyse large volumes of date and clearly communicate findings.

Strong interpersonal skills – Able to develop productive internal working relationships with colleagues at all levels.

Teamwork – Willingly cooperate with others towards the same goals and objectives.

Communication skills – Clear, concise and relevant in both the verbal and written form.

Time Management – Able to prioritise, plan ahead and achieve objectives within strict deadlines.

Influencing – Confident liaising with and influencing at all levels within the organisation.

Cultural Awareness – Able to work within a diverse team and to engage all colleagues.

Capable of intelligent debate – challenge colleagues in a constructive manner, communicate complexity clearly, avoid being abrasive or judgemental

Salary & Benefits

A competitive salary

Accommodation allowance

Transportation allowance

22 calendar days annual leave (based on 5 day working week)

Medical and life insurance cover

Discretionary bonus scheme

Annual flight allowance to point of origin

Employee Assistance Programme – 24 hour free advice on financial, legal and family care specialists and also access to personal health, fitness and nutrition consultants.

SNC Lavalin’s Atkins business is one of the largest multidisciplinary, multi sector engineering design consultancies in the world and is part of the SNC Lavalin Group.

As one of the world’s most respected design, engineering and project management consultancies with a leading track record in the defence sector, Atkins are ideally placed to respond to this market. We have a broad establishment and proud, 50 year history throughout the Middle East region.

We provide a full range of design, engineering and project management services for buildings, transportation and other infrastructure programmes.

Atkins in the Middle East now employs around 2,000 staff serving Gulf clients across all market sectors from offices in Abu Dhabi, Al Ain, Doha, Dubai, Jeddah, Kuwait City, Manama, Muscat, Riyadh, and Sharjah.

Worker Type Employee

Job Type Regular

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Location: Dubai

Job date: Tue, 01 Mar 2022 23:09:54 GMT

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