FP&A Analyst

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Responsibilities

Working as an integral member of the EMEA Finance Operations Team within the EMEA Business Unit Finance department, the candidate will have a key role in providing analysis and support to ensure accurate and up to date Financial data.

The role is required to continuously work with the Finance and Sales teams to provide financial analysis to aid with decision support and best practises.

Senior management and stakeholder liaison will form a large part of this role so in addition to accurate and in-depth planning and analysis skills, the successful candidate will have superb communication skills. In addition to this, the ability to design and execute high-level presentations, and create detailed data models.

 

Key Accountabilities

  • Improve financial status by analysing results, monitoring variances; identifying trends and recommending actions to management for decision support
  • Perform complex financial analyses; summarising data, prepare related presentations and present results to executive level management within Sales and Finance business units.
  • Reach out across the business and build strong relationships, to ensure that issues and ideas are shared on a regular basis, which will strengthen rapport across the business functions
  • Work with US and APAC business units ensure best practises and definitions are utilised across the regional FP&A teams.
  • Demonstrate appropriate understanding and use of financial analysis techniques, tools and concepts to provide practical counsel to Business area partners and management.
  • Understand and facilitate the integration of business processes and relevant technology in order to identify and communicate useful information, to drive business decision making across the organisation.
  • Assist the Business Ops Group Manager in review and development of targets and annual budgets
  • Assist the Business Ops Group Manager and Executive level management with financial analysis in support of the Monthly and Quarterly Operations Reviews.
  • Develop, communicate, and manage requirements for EMEA senior sales reports, that could impact on current reports, business processes and system processes
  • Prepare and review financial variances between actual/Budget/Forecast Financial results across the EMEA sales teams

Qualifications

Required Knowledge and Skills

  • Strong Analytical (Quantitative as well as Qualitative) skills including building models, prior data mining and on line market research
  • Strong Financial analysis foundation creating forecasts and models.
  • Have a strong presence with excellent communication and presentation skills and be comfortable interacting with executive-level management.
  • Accuracy and attention to detail
  • Able to proactively build relationships with other teams within the department and across the business and is a good Team player
  • Ability to Multi-task; able to prioritise work effectively and able to adapt to a rapidly changing and challenging environment
  • Strong work ethic with a positive, can-do attitude
  • Independent worker and analytical thinker with the ability to conduct research, data analysis and resolve complex problems
  • Able to remain positive and professional when working under pressure, within a results driven environment
  • Proficiency with Microsoft excel is required, familiarity with data/data management tools is helpful
  • Excellent Microsoft Office Skills, especially Excel and Powerpoint

 

Advantageous Knowledge and Skills

  • Experience in working with Data warehouses
  • Ability to extract and summarise data using SQL / T-SQL
  • Good knowledge of Telecommunication Industry and Products

 

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