Financial Planning & Reporting Analyst

Michael Page Finance
St Austell
£35000 - £45000 per annum + benefits
10 Mar 2017
23 Mar 2017
The Financial Planning & Reporting Analyst will be the primary co-ordinator of FP&A processes. The principle objective is to fuse together the individual sources of management information and business intelligence into a coherent and consistent message. Client Details My client, near St Austell in Cornwall, is a business unit of a French multinational organisation in the minerals industry. Description The role contributes to senior leadership's appreciation and awareness of the financial and operational status of a £150m annual turnover international business with a managed cost base >£130m and c800 employee's. You wuill operate across a team of 23 Finance professionals to coordinate inputs and outputs to key business processes (including strategic planning). The role requires significant contact with Corporate HQ (France) and other business group stakeholders. Key Responsibilities: Design, plan and communicate timetables and templates that deliver local leadership and corporate requirements for annual budgeting, monthly forecasting and performance reporting. Liaise with Controllers, Operational and Commercial leaders to compile meaningful, timely and relevant commentaries that support business financials and articulate opportunities and risks. Act as 'key contact' and develop credible and trusting relationships with Corporate stakeholders e.g. Treasury, Reporting & Consolidation, Legal and other business unit Finance partners. Develop and maintain processes & controls to measure and proactively manage working capital including FOREX exposures and the implementation of a business unit hedging strategy. Champion continuous improvement across the Finance function, identifying opportunities for efficiencies in reporting and communication of management information. Link with internal and external auditor activity, coordinate responses and monitor/feedback corrective actions. Contribute towards the design and implementation of 'self assessment' mechanisms to further enhance assurance around the financial control environment. Programme, coordinate and conduct process confirmation audits across all financial control areas and feedback to control owners with agreed recommendations.Design and maintain new reporting templates in existing reporting tools (Crystal/SAP BI) to facilitate more efficient reporting processes. Assist finance leadership with professional development of the function including the creation and maintenance of a skills, knowledge & behaviour matrix for key roles. Lead the development of relevant metrics to measure performance of key Finance processes. Profile The ideal candidate will meet the following criteria: Recognised professional qualification (e.g. ACA, ACMA, ACCA) Educated to degree level or equivalent Experience in preparing financial reports and supporting documentation Detailed and up to date knowledge of IFRS and UK GAAP Strong analytical, problem solving, communication and influencing skills Highly organised with the capacity to think strategically and with strong written and verbal communication skills The ability to manage multiple stakeholders across different cultures and multiple jurisdictions Proficient in MS Office software to include, advanced excel skills, experience of data extraction and manipulation / mapping and experience of dealing with ERP systems (e.g. IFS, Magnitude, MS Analytics) Ability to meet deadlines with high quality output Job Offer This role will pay a competitive basic salary

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