Junior FP&A Analyst

Dublin - Mary St, Dublin, Ireland
18 Nov 2021
02 Dec 2021
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Contract type
Full time
Experience level
Qualified accountant


Junior Analyst – Financial Planning & Analysis

Purpose of role:

Working in the FP&A team, this role will support with the financial planning process around the annual budget and quarterly forecasting. The successful candidate will be skilled in performance and variance analysis and play a key role in generating insight for the business and finance leadership.

Reports to: FP&A Manager

Location: Dublin Head Office

Key Responsibilities:

  • As a junior analyst in a fast-paced, expanding retail business you will be a valuable member of the FP&A Team
  • Build and manage financial models
  • 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
  • Provide in-depth analysis on business performance, working closely with the FP&A managers to emphasises the implications of the numbers and suggested actions
  • Support in the development of the operating and financial plan
  • Work closely with your team to support and examine operating performance, helping to advise on management decisions
  • Ability to work across various stakeholders within the business and bring knowledge from various sources to support with the insights
  • Work collaboratively across different finance teams, particularly the financial reporting and finance business partnering teams
  • Ad-hoc analysis as required by the business

Essential knowledge, skills and capabilities:

  • Detail-oriented and numerically savvy
  • Ability to build relationships and engage with a number of business stakeholders
  • Storytelling and communication skills (written and verbal)
  • Financial and analytical acumen with the ability to interrogate large data sets and come to sound, logical recommendations & conclusions
  • Planning and organisation skills, ability to plan and prioritise work schedule and work within agreed timescales
  • Self-motivated with the ability to work independently and pro-actively

Successful candidates will meet the following criteria (Experience):

  • Bachelor’s degree +
  • Part qualified or newly qualified (less than one year PQE) accountant (ACCA, ACA, CIMA, CPA or equivalent)
  • Previous finance experience in a fast paced environment. Retail/FMCG an advantage
  • Experience working in a large organisation with multi-currency and multi-national exposure is preferable
  • Strong work ethic with a passion for financial analysis and reporting
  • Comfortable dealing with large quantities of data, and summarising the insights in well-presented charts and tables
  • Previous experience with basic MS office tools, BI tools e.g. reporting tools (Cognos) and visualisation tools (Tableau) or similar
  • Proven ability in developing effective working relationships with both finance and non-finance colleagues

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