Financial Planning & Analysis Manager

Mary St, Dublin, Ireland
03 Nov 2020
03 Dec 2020
Approved employers
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Contract type
Full time
Experience level

Purpose of role

The role will be varied encompassing all aspects of Financial Planning and Analysis with the successful candidate playing a key role in generating insight for the commercial teams

Key Responsibilities

  • Create insight for the business, emphasising the implications of the numbers and suggested actions, not just commenting on variances as well as ongoing performance management
  • Own the insight generation for a selection of; Sales & Salaries / Margin & WC / Opex, Capex & cashflow
  • Look to identify best practices to the KPIs that are used within the business, ensuring that what is measured throughout the business is correct, raising potential improvements with senior management
  • Ability to work across various stakeholders within the business and bring knowledge from various sources into the insights & discussions, looking primarily at the financial impact but also other implications
  • Identify any issues with the accuracy of the data that is received, working with the FP&A controller to identify solutions
  • Working with the other Commercial Finance teams to deliver improved partnering capabilities in the business; delivering a robust periodic commercial reporting process
  • Looks for continuous improvements in the reporting process
  • Work on the budget and forecasting processes as well as the planning process, delivering insight and cross functional knowledge
  • Partner with business leaders to support and drive operating performance

Essential knowledge, skills and experience

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Finance, Accounting or related field
  • Accounting qualification preferable (ACCA, ACA, CIMA, CPA or equivalent)
  • 5+ years relevant post qualification experience in FP&A or related field
  • Significant experience of working with reporting & visualisation tools e.g. Cognos (or a related planning/business intelligence system) and Tableau
  • Strong systems skills with excellent excel and power point skills
  • Strong financial acumen and modelling skills with exposure to business case development
  • Strong communications skills (written and verbal) – need to communicate at all levels
  • Strong planning and organisation skills, ability to plan and prioritise work schedule and work within agreed timescales
  • Ability to build relationships across the business, working alongside senior management at all levels within the business and external service providers / business partners
  • A working knowledge of retail would be preferable

Successful candidates will meet the following criteria

  • Thrive in a fast-paced environment
  • Be commercially focused
  • Have strong financial and analytical acumen
  • Demonstrates initiative with strong work ethic
  • Demonstrates leadership skills with the ability to inspire, lead, build & deliver through high performing teams
  • Progressive experience in developing analysis and reporting tools
  • Proven experience working in a large organisation with multi-currency and multi-national exposure
  • Excellent systems skills with experience of developing and delivering systems-based (ideally Cognos) planning and reporting solutions in a large, complex, international business
  • Proven ability in developing effective working relationships across all levels of the organisation
  • Operates with a high level of integrity, diplomacy, tact and professionalism

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