FP&A Analyst

Dublin, Ireland
01 Feb 2023
01 Mar 2023
Approved employers
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Contract type
Full time
Experience level
Qualified accountant

Role: Analyst – Financial Planning & Analysis

Purpose of role:

The role of the analyst is to provide support to the FP&A team in planning and developing insights to enable decision making in the company. The successful candidate will be skilled in performance analysis and play a key role in generating insight for the commercial teams.

Reports to: FP&A Manager

Location: Dublin Head Office

Key Responsibilities:

  • As an analyst in a fast-paced, expanding retail business you will be a valuable member of the FP&A Team
  • Support with the submission of budgets and forecasts to ABF ensuring inputs are managed in an accurate, efficient manner to all levels of the organisation
  • Work closely with key stakeholders to understand & act upon business requirements
  • Provide in-depth analysis on business performance, working closely with the FP&A manager to emphasise the implications of the numbers and suggested actions
  • Work collaboratively across different finance teams, particularly the business partnering and financial reporting teams
  • Understand our customers and our competitors, while keeping up to date with commercial trends
  • Ad-hoc analysis as required by the business

Essential knowledge, skills and capabilities:

  • A critical thinker who asks the right questions and is strong in the ‘what if’
  • Ability to build relationships across stakeholders
  • Commercially aware, detailed orientated and numerically savvy
  • Storytelling and communication skills and comfortable working cross-functionally throughout the business
  • Commercial instinct with the ability to quickly understand the implications of a situation on our commercial performance, incorporate this into an analysis and communicate it effectively
  • Action orientated and solutions focused
  • Ability to collect, process & perform data analyses with strong skills in data interrogation across financial & non-financial data
  • Effective planning and organisation skills, ability to plan and prioritise work schedule and work within agreed timescales
  • Ability to identify risks & opportunities with the confidence to present solutions in a methodical manner
  • Ability to work in an agile environment with ad-hoc activities

Successful candidates will meet the following criteria:

  • Bachelor’s degree +
  • Accounting qualification (ACCA, ACA, CIMA, CPA or equivalent)
  • Experience of working in a fast-paced environment / retail / FMCG
  • High level of commercial acumen with the ability to see beyond the confines of the traditional Finance area
  • Demonstrate initiative with strong work ethic
  • The ability to produce relevant, coherent, succinct information analysis for all levels of management
  • Ability to structure and present a story to influence decisions
  • Self-motivated with the ability to work independently and pro-actively

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