Founded by Michael Lahyani in 2005 as a magazine (Al Bab World), Property Finder today is a single technology platform and brand across multiple countries in the MENA region. We offer the most advanced tools and best-in-class user experience for homeseekers, real estate brokers, and developers. Property Finder's most recent valuation secures our status among the Middle East's emerging unicorns, affirming a growth-oriented identity. 

Over the years, we've expanded our operations to Bahrain, Egypt, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, and secured a strategic shareholding in Hepsiemlak, the leading property portal in Turkey. With over 600+ dedicated people in 6 regional offices, we facilitate more than 14 million monthly visits across our platforms, solidifying our position as a regional powerhouse in the proptech space. 

As the pioneering portal for homeseekers in the region,  we are on a mission to motivate and inspire people to live the life they deserve.

 

Position Summary:

  • The FP&A Analyst - Commercial Finance will support the Head of Commercial Finance in liaising with the Sales and Customer Experience (CX) departments to develop accurate Sales forecasts for the group. 
  • The FP&A analyst will help consolidate sales forecasts at a Group level (UAE & Intl. markets like Egypt, Qatar, Bahrain and KSA) and help translate Sales Forecasts into Revenue projections for the Group.
  • They will also support Monthly Sales Performance and Productivity tracking and help drive monthly reviews with the Sales team and lead various revenue/cost optimization projects.

 

Key Responsibilities:

Sales & Commercial

  • Liaise with the Head of Department and other members of the Sales and Customer Experience (CX) teams to develop accurate forecasts for Sales
  • Consolidate the Sales forecasts at a Group level (UAE & Intl. markets like Egypt, Qatar, Bahrain and KSA)
  • Help translate Sales Forecasts into Revenue projections for the Group  
  • Own the Monthly Sales Productivity tracking and drive reviews with Sales leads
  • Drive various cost optimization projects for the Sales/CX teams
  • Help evaluate new projects or investment proposals for the Sales/CX teams

Business Performance and Planning

  • Prepare the Monthly Sales performance reports for senior leadership and external investors.
  • Analyze the sales/revenue movements between the different types of customers and geographies to understand growth drivers across the group. 
  • Go deep into customer churn metrics to highlight potential customer loss to the sales team to take pre emptive action to retain customers
  • Ensure that actionable insights are embedded in the financial planning process and reflected in the strategic plans.
  • Actively support the team in the preparation of Monthly Financial Package for the Board and Investors with insightful commentary and analysis on business performance and hotspots requiring management attention
  • Be an advocate of automation in the Finance function to generate efficiencies and improve processes across the company.

 

Desired Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree in accounting, Finance, or a related field. 
  • A master's degree or professional accounting qualification (e.g., CPA, ACCA) is highly desirable but not mandatory
  • 3-5 years of FP&A experience in a technology or high growth company
  • Prior experience of working with the Sales or Commercial team in tracking productivity and target setting would be highly desirable

 

Desired Skills:

  • Expert financial modeling and excel skills 
  • Strong grasp of fundamentals of Finance fundamentals such as income statement, balance sheet, and cashflow modeling
  • Hands on experience of core FP&A activities such as Planning, Forecasting, and Management Reporting 
  • Good Analytical skills coupled with Commercial acumen to understand critical business KPIs and support business leaders in taking accurate data driven decisions
  • Experience of working as an analyst with Sales or Commercial teams in tracking productivity metrics and target setting would be highly desirable
  • Experience with ERP tools like Netsuite and Power BI (must)

 

Behavioral Competencies:

  • Sound communication and presentation skills across grade levels and different functions across the organization. 
  • Sound analytical skills – focus on critical drivers and be able to present and explain to a non-technical audience.
  • Confident self-starter with delivery focus and strong work ethic

Our promise to talent

We encourage our people, called creators, to move fast, to be bold and offer them countless ways to make an impact in a fast-growing and talent-centric organisation. 

Our goal is to ensure that our people find their time at Property Finder a rewarding experience where the company’s growth also means personal growth.

Overall it is a place for you to be your best self. 

Property Finder Principles

  • Move fast and make things happen
  • Data beats opinions
  • Don’t confuse motion with progress
  • Failure is success if we learn from it
  • People over pixels

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