Finance Manager
JOB TITLE: Finance Manager
EMPLOYER: Saffron Restaurants Group DUTY STATION: Azerbaijan
PUBLISHED: 2020-06-02 LAST UPDATED: N/A DEADLINE: 2020-07-02

The "Saffron" Restaurants Group began its activity in 2010 with the restaurant "Chinar". Currently, all 19 brands of the group are located in Baku. This is the largest chain of restaurants in the country, which includes local, Pan Asian, European, Mexican, Arabic and Indian cuisines. Our goal is to offer our guests the most delicious dishes of local and world cuisine, as well as spending good time with their loved ones. Our employees, always open for innovation and development, are working on new projects, that meet customer needs and market demands. Thank you for choosing us.

We are seeking a skilled, experienced Finance Manager to join us.


The Finance Manager is responsible for providing timely financial statements, operational and financial analysis support to executives and the restaurant management team on strategic planning, budgeting, forecasting, key performance indicators, variance and other analysis. This position also prepares weekly, monthly, quarterly, and annual management reports. This position will also interact with various functional areas, including Operations, Marketing, Accounting, and IT.

Main Job Tasks and Responsibilities:

• Participate in development and manage financial modeling and reporting tools for various functional areas;
• Compare and analyze financial and other operating results against established plans and targets;
• Analyze financial impact of marketing and operations initiatives;
• Create and distribute routine as well as ad hoc reports and analyses;
• Communicate results via presentations to the executive team;
• Supports the company store annual operating plan process by developing and maintaining financial models and tools;
• Works with Operations and other functional departments to create financial forecasts, evaluates
• and reports on actual versus projected performance, and identifies risk and opportunities to assist in driving results;
• Build, maintain and distribute dashboards to assist with tracking and reporting of key performance indicators;
• Review trends and exception reports to identify and communicate opportunities to various functional areas;
• Sales, Gross Profit, Labor, and Store Operating Expense modeling and reporting;
• Theoretical versus actual cost of goods sold analysis;
• Sales and expense planning during the annual budget process;
• Prepare financial statements on timely basis, work with ERP systems.

Required skills, knowledge and experience

• Higher education (preferable MBA) in Accounting or Finance
• 5+ years experience in finance, 3+ years in senior position
• Proficiency with Microsoft Office Products
• Proficiency with Business Intelligence / data visualization tools or data cubes
• Must have experience with accounting/financial software and databases/ERP systems
• Prior Operations Finance experience in a HORECA or retail environment is highly preferred
• Professional certification a plus (ACCA, CIMA etc)
• Native Azerbaijani language, advanced English and Russian languages are extra advantages

Interesting candidates are requested to send their Application Forms/CVs to the following email address: Please indicate the name of the position (Finance Manager) you are applying for in the subject line of the email. Otherwise, the candidacy will not be considered in the review process of the applications collected.
Please be advised that only shortlisted candidates will be invited to the further stages of the recruitment process.

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