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Manager Master Data (Fixed Term)

Manager Master Data (Fixed Term)

Date:  09-Oct-2019

Abu Dhabi, AE


A Manager Master Data will Lead, design and manage the Finance Master Data (FMD) activities and processes for creating and maintaining accurate FMD objects in company ERP, and associated systems (all HR and finance related systems).Adapt FMD objects to changing business requirements, this includes Financial Reporting, user access, systems integration with HR and P and SM. Ensure continuous improvement of FMD activities, which are in line with external regulatory requirements. Train and develop FMD team members. Present regular business updates to senior management leadership team, including GCFO.




  • Lead, design and manage the FMD processing activities to be performed in a timely and accurate manner, in accordance with defined operating procedures to meet the needs of stakeholders.
  • This includes creating and maintaining FMD objects such as customers, vendors, GL accounts, cost centers, house banks, bank directory, materials, and internal orders.
  • Drive internal controls in line with EAG finance operating model. Ensuring compliance with external regulatory requirements.
  • Ownership of internal business processes which includes improvements relating to monitoring and troubleshooting complex financial design and group financial systems.
  • Analyze changing business and organizational requirements and impact on FMD objects and object mapping to accommodate in SAP.
  • This typically impacts on activities such as financial reports, user access, allowable accounting combinations, and budget tolerances, business authority levels, system interfaces.
  • Lead and coach multicultural team based in Abu Dhabi. Ensuring that all team have training documentation and performance management in line with HR policies.
  • Ensure team is trained in relevant FMD activities and external regulatory requirements.
  • Own, design and maintain FMD reports, forms and documents (including Intranet publications).
  • Present reports to senior executive management and gain sign off from Group Treasurer and GCFO as required.
  • Ownership, develop and manage multiple SLA and KPIs with internal stakeholders.
  • Manage and support ad hoc and on-going projects related to FMD or any other project as assigned by Head of Financial Operations or Group Treasurer.
    Education & Experience
  • Degree in Business, Management or Finance. Chartered Accountant.
  • Minimum 8 years in a similar role or with experience of leading a finance systems team.
  • Knowledge of SAP business processes and Master Data impact on ERP transactions.
  • Knowledge of accounting principles, financial reporting and internal controls.
  • Excellent English communication skills. Arabic communication skills (Preferable).
  • Expert in managing relationships with senior finance and business stakeholders.


About Etihad Airways

Etihad Airways, the national airline of the UAE, was formed in 2003 to bring “Abu Dhabi to the World”. Over the years, we have grown into Etihad Aviation Group, a diversified global aviation and travel company, which is one of the world’s most acclaimed industry brands.

Our airline flies to over 84 destinations with a fleet of over 100 Airbus and Boeing aircraft, serving 18.6 million passengers a year and carrying 682,000 tonnes of cargo in 2018.