Operations Finance Analyst (perm)

Cork, County Cork, Ireland
10 Jan 2022
26 Jan 2022
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Contract type
Full time
Experience level
Qualified accountant


Apple is a place where extraordinary people gather to do their best work. At Apple, we craft products and experiences people once couldn't have envisioned - and now can't imagine living without. If you’re excited by the idea of making a real impact, a career with Apple might be your ideal job. Just be prepared to dream big!

Apple has been operating in Cork since 1980. We have grown to over 5,000 employees, serving our customers through a wide range of critical business functions, which are key to Apple’s continued success.

Collaboration is important at Apple, and every day we will connect you with your peers and colleagues, at one of the most diverse and inclusive companies in the world. As an individual, you'll own part of our continued success, and be a key player within the function.

We support and promote career development throughout the organisation, offering an exciting career with many opportunities to enable you to perfect your existing skills - and acquire new ones.

You will become a member of the wider Finance team at Apple. With over 350 employees from a multitude of backgrounds, the Finance department in Cork supports all functions of Apple in EMEIA, including Sales Fulfilment, Logistics, Manufacturing and Operations, Apple Music and Apple Retail, as well as the Global Business Solutions (GBS) function.

EMEIA Operations Finance is a team of 17 analysts, providing financial analysis and decision support to the Regional Operations teams supporting Finished Goods, Product Operations, Procurement and AppleCare.

This role supports the Finished Goods Operations Business team & is primarily responsible for the fulfilment costs within that business area. You interface directly with the key Operations Support groups, which include Logistics, Trade Compliance, Supply/Demand Planning & Customer Fulfilment.

Key Qualifications:

  • Strong communication and interpersonal skills with the ability to connect with people.
  • Excellent analytical and problem solving skills - a naturally enquiring approach.
  • Ability to deliver in a fast-paced work environment & to fight for excellence.
  • Approach situations with a ‘can-do’ demeanour with a passion for constant improvement & openness to change.
  • Ability to cut through ambiguity, to listen, challenge & innovate.
  • Possess candour and resilience to thrive in an ambitious environment.
  • Ambition to succeed at a senior level within a large multi-national organisation.
  • Experience of working in a busy finance department with ambitious timeframes for deliverables.
  • Proven experience of success in a fast paced environment while managing multiple business partners.


Reporting to the EMEIA Logistics & Supply Chain Finance Senior Manager, these include Management of Finished Goods Freight & Duty P&L and Balance Sheet. Provision of Performance & Management metrics to help the business understand key cost drivers. Lead quarterly management review of Fulfilment Costs to senior site management. Actively work with the business to find opportunities for cost reduction & track these through to collection of savings. Lead finance team in supporting annual supplier freight rate negotiations. Partner with the other members of the Logistic & Supply Chain Finance team to develop an understanding of the overall business & provide key inputs to Operations Business reviews. Provide ad-hoc support to the EMEIA management team. Provide back up to other Logistics & Supply Chain Finance team members. Deliver outstanding support to Logistics & Supply Chain Manager, continually seeking new areas of efficiency, green & reduced costs.

Education & Experience:

Business Finance Degree or Accounting Qualification would be an advantage, but not crucial, for this role – the successful candidate should be able to demonstrate a track record of strong business partnering and decision support.

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