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Finance Graduate (UAE National)

Job Description and Requirements

SNC Lavalin's Atkins business is one of the world's most respected design, engineering and project management consultancies. We build long-term trusted partnerships to create a world where lives are enriched through the implementation of our ideas.

 

As a provider of multi-disciplined technical services to the built environment, Atkins is committed to design excellence in the delivery of first class solutions which combine innovation, imagination and best practice.

 

We operate at the forefront of the transport, property and industry sectors and are one of the world's leading Engineering consultants. Using a flexible and multi-disciplinary approach, we provide an independent service in key areas: consulting and project management.

 

We are currently looking for Regional Finance Graduate as part of the succession planning within the function. This is an excellent role that will give the right candidate exposure to all areas of a finance function ensuring they gain rounded experience early on in their career. It also offers the successful candidate an opportunity to obtain a professional qualification in Finance (i.e. ACA, ACCA, CIMA).

 

About Atkins & the Graduate Development Programme

 

Atkins is renowned for the expertise, experience and excellence of its people - and professional qualifications are at the heart of this reputation. Join our Graduate Development Programme and we'll offer you all the support, training and practical experience you need to achieve your chosen qualification and develop a career that will make the most of your potential. The programme offers an all-encompassing approach to developing the skills, knowledge and behaviours you need to enjoy a rewarding career at Atkins. But, rather than us simply dictating how you develop, we'll put you in the driving seat. We offer a flexible and adaptable approach that allows you to guide your own development and determine your route through the programme, ultimately leading to professional status with your institution.

 

It's very much a two-way commitment: if you work hard to achieve your development goals, we'll work hard to provide you with all the support and guidance you need. This includes producing a development plan to track your progress to achieving your qualification, with regular reviews carried out along the way. It's your career so it's up to you to determine the specific route you'll take through the various elements of the programme. But you are not alone - there are people to assist and support you, such as your line manager and your mentor.

 

A large part of your personal development will be achieved by working on real-world projects and reflecting on those experiences, supplemented by a range of courses, seminars and specific graduate events. These provide a great opportunity to network across Atkins; develop your business and interpersonal skills, as well as helping to identify your strengths and areas for development

 

Responsibilities

  • Assist the regional finance team with month end accounting entries;
  • Assist in production of daily, weekly and monthly MIS reports;
  • Assist with the development of new financial models and maintenance of existing financial models;
  • Support the production of periodic financial reporting;
  • Manage the finance timetable of periodic deliverables and local finance team compliance to deadlines;
  • Support on production of annual statutory accounts for multiple entities;
  • Support to regional finance projects as required;
  • Support to other ME finance teams as required.

Requirements

  • Degree qualified in a relevant subject (maths, finance, science, engineering, computing), with a classification of 2:1 or above (i.e. 60% or above);
  • A-Level, or equivalent, mathematics at grade B or above
  • No more than 2 years relevant work experience
  • Candidate must have desire to study towards CIMA/ACCA/ACA qualification;
  • A familiarity or awareness of financial reporting tools, such as; JD Edwards, Hyperion or other finance specific IT systems; a working understanding is desirable.
  • A strong understanding of the fundamentals of Microsoft Excel desirable.

Behavioural Competencies

  • Ability to relate and interact successfully with a multi-cultural workforce at all levels;
  • High degree of accuracy, attention to detail, and an understanding of the aesthetic importance of professional reports;
  • Must be able to work proactively and with an independent, logical, problem-solving approach;
  • Demonstrate ability to analyse complex problems, simplify, and solve through the path of least resistance;
  • Ability to think outside the box, suggest various approaches, and gain in depth understanding of the work they are undertaking;
  • Candidate will show ability for “linked thinking” - A view of how various parts of an issue fit into the bigger picture and the effect these parts have on the whole;
  • Organised and confident personality;
  • Must demonstrate excellent time keeping, an ability to remain calm and focused under pressure, and be able to keep to deadlines.
  • Must have excellent communication skills in written and spoken English.
  • Must have a desire to become competent in Microsoft Excel and in the use of key financial reporting software.

Salary & Benefits

  • Competitive tax free salary
  • Annual flight allowance to point of origin (expatriates only)
  • Discretionary bonus scheme
  • Gratuity Scheme (or pension scheme for GCC Nationals)
  • Medical & Life Insurance cover
  • 22 days' holiday (based on Sunday-Thursday, 8am-6pm)
  • Employee Assistance Programme
  • Bi-annual reviews
  • Structured development to meet professional status with CIMA or ACCA
  • Professional support through allocated mentor & line manager; quarterly & annual reviews; graduate induction & development event; technical & non-technical training; induction to our Bangalore Global Design Centre; Knowledge Sharing sessions; and Graduate Representatives & Discussion Groups