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MasterCard Director, Finance Business Partner in Dubai, United Arab Emirates

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Job Title

Director, Finance Business Partner

• Job Title: Director, Finance Business Partner, Services – Eastern Europe, Middle East, and Africa

• Overview:

o Reporting into the VP Financial Planning & Analysis (FP&A) Eastern Europe Middle East and Africa (EEMEA), this role supports and partners with the EVP Services Lead and his business teams in EEMEA, namely the teams of Data & Services (D&S) and Cyber & Intelligence Solutions (C&I)

o The person will work in close collaboration & leverage the other teams with FP&A and the broader Finance team & the local markets. He/she will be responsible for coaching the teams to provide insights and support to our internal business partners to support the implementation of the company’s strategy and objectives through the development and tracking of meaningful KPIs, Provide insights & analytics to help improve profitability of markets, customers and products, including driving revenue generating activities such as supporting the launch of new products/services, pricing and competitive analysis

o Key responsibilities include managing key stakeholders in the team, Business & Financial Planning for the Products & Services teams, providing Forecast accuracy, providing valuable Insights & Analytics on Services performance, support strategic projects

• Role:

o Expected to “provide insights, not data, and develop the story”, challenging the business with clear commercial messaging

o Ensuring efficient and effective execution against key planning deliverables including the annual budgeting cycle and quarterly performance reviews across all areas of Services & regional functions.

o Developing a thorough understanding of the different product areas as well as the markets and customers.

o Developing and/or reviewing of financial models to support business strategies.

o Aligning of regional and corporate processes and outcomes during the budgeting and quarterly/monthly performance review cycles, and to prepare comprehensive briefing materials and analysis as needed for regional leads.

o Constantly engaging with the Product Leads by providing high value feedback and analysis to promote achievement of objectives and overall development of business while ensuring adherence to financial guidelines and processes

o Identifying potential financial risks and help Management take appropriate mitigating decisions

o Acting as the trusted representative and ambassador of the Product teams towards the Finance organization, and vice versa

o Responsible for the Business & Financial Planning for Services EEMEA and in particular:

 supporting Business case development for new products services

 creating detailed reporting on country/divisional level & leveraging product Dashboard

 Ensure alignment with Divisions & help to deliver the LTP for EEMEA.

 Provide financial and analytic support for investment opportunities and assists with strategy and process improvements related to budgeting, forecasting, systems and other key areas to ensure alignment with market objectives

 proactively identifies ways to improve processes and executes agreed upon improvements

o Embodies the Leading Beyond Finance initiative by partnering with regions, business units, business partners and/or corporate to assist in developing, analyzing, and validating new business opportunities

o Fosters a strong control environment to mitigate risks

• All about you:

o Track record of building internal and external business partnerships; develops and leverages key relationships to understand the needs and objectives of stakeholders

o Experience modeling and performing predictive analytics to review complex financial and operational analysis and scenarios

o Experience managing a diverse, multi-functional accounting and/or finance group

o Successfully supports and advises their area of business on risk and opportunity considerations, leveraging analytical techniques as well as outside trends and events

o Extensive experience setting strategy for process improvement initiatives along with developing procedures for implementation

o Demonstrated successful oversight of the management and resolution of high-risk issues to ensure completeness and efficiency

o Successfully embodies change management; manages corporate cultural initiatives, enhancing the support of an ever-evolving environment to fulfill corporate goals and objectives

Corporate Security Responsibility

All activities involving access to Mastercard assets, information, and networks comes with an inherent risk to the organization and, therefore, it is expected that every person working for, or on behalf of, Mastercard is responsible for information security and must:

  • Abide by Mastercard’s security policies and practices;

  • Ensure the confidentiality and integrity of the information being accessed;

  • Report any suspected information security violation or breach, and

  • Complete all periodic mandatory security trainings in accordance with Mastercard’s guidelines.

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Merchants want more sales;

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People need financial access;

we connect them.

Corporate purchasing is complicated;

we make it simple.

Commuters are busy;

we speed them on their way.

Governments need greater efficiencies;

we help create them.

Small businesses are virtual;

we give them access to a world of buyers.

Retailers want to fight fraud;

we provide the tools.

Requisition ID: R-184486