Planning and Budgeting Specialist

Ref: THQ-654

Permanent only
Finance, Accounting & Treasury
Abu Dhabi


Reporting to the Head of Planning & Reporting, this an exciting role that will work with financial & operational reporting and forecasting, capital structure monitoring, financial modelling of investment decisions, and support the strategic planning and budgeting process. The Planning Analyst will be a part of a high-performing Central Planning Team, and will have a great opportunity to mentor and coach peers, brainstorm with them to find solutions to issues, and will need to be flexible to complete a variety of ad hoc requests & tasks.


  • Collaborate on and help deliver the monthly rolling financial re-forecast.
  • Conduct variance analysis to explain how the budget and/or rolling forecast compares against actual performance.
  • Responsible for the gathering and distribution of the monthly Performance Review Packs of each BU, ensuring that all data, analysis and commentary included is accurate and in line with the consolidated Group reporting.
  • Closely manage MI and Planning system monthly processes, including changes/ fixes/upgrades/ testing with IT colleagues.
  • Prepare materials as part of the reporting cycle, including various Board reports, forecasting and capital structure updates and investor relations materials.
  • Develop relationships with operations management, becoming a resource and advisor, in order to integrate financial aspects into decision-making.
  • Assist in evaluating the financial performance of capital investments against established objectives.
  • Coordinating with the Business Units & Central Planning Team to consolidate, analyse and present the company’s annual budget and long-term plan to a variety of key stakeholders.
  • Working closely with the Business Units & Business Development teams, assist in preparing financial analysis of internal projects and transactions, and other ad hoc requests related to capital investments.
  • Provide research on macro-economic trends affecting the TAQA portfolio, select and share relevant market and competitor information, including benchmarking, and support Planning Team to engage TAQA’s Executive and Senior Management Team as and when required on the impact of market trends on TAQA strategy.
  • Support and provide VP, Planning and Head of Planning & Reporting with ad hoc reports to support decision-making.


Minimum Qualification -

  • Bachelor’s degree in Finance, Accounting, Business Administration, or any other related field
  • Financial Modelling skills

Minimum Experience -

  • 6 years of relevant experience in Finance
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