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Financial Planning and Expense Analyst

Ref: 77000

  • 60,000-70,000
  • 27 Apr 2022
  • Dublin (South)
  • Permanent

Financial Planning Expense Analyst

About the Company

My client, a global insurance company with offices in South Dublin, that underwrites specialty insurance and reinsurance risks on a global basis through its wholly owned subsidiaries. They leverage analytics and research to create underwriting and investment value for its clients and shareholders

About the Position

Reporting to the Head of Global Expense Planning, this is an exciting role in the Global Financial Planning & Analysis (FP&A) team. This is a fantastic opportunity for those keen on a business-facing or commercial finance career within a growing multi-national (re)insurance operation with a strong presence in Dublin.

They are looking for a motivated and ambitious individual; keen to learn about the business and to be the future of FP&A. They will support your growth as a finance professional, and you will acquire a broad range of analytical and interpersonal skills

Key Responsibilities

  • Ongoing analysis of G&A (General & Administrative) expense:
    • Monitor performance, highlight trends and analyse causes of unexpected variances compared to budget and prior periods.
    • Reviewing and monitoring monthly cost allocation process across legal entities ensuring G&A expenses are being booked in accordance with allocation policies.
    • Regular communication and coordination with multiple finance teams based in different geographies
    • Encompasses analysis from a legal entity, profit centre and global office perspective.


  • Quarterly Expense Reporting:
    • Monitoring and analysing G&A bookings with a view to producing meaningful expense analysis and present same to senior management.
    • Assist in establishing new processes around departmental G&A analysis and present those exhibits to functional cost owners.
    • Work with HR department in establishing processes surrounding monitoring headcount and reporting.
    • Ongoing assistance with the production of ad hoc G&A analysis and reporting.


  • Annual Planning and Ongoing Forecasting:
    • Contribute to the completion of the annual budget cycle and the ongoing incremental forecasting process.
    • Liaising with both underwriting and support teams in setting annual budgets.
    • Liaising with London based syndicate managers (both internal and third party) in completing the annual G&A expense budget for submission to Lloyd’s as part of the annual SBF (Syndicate Business Forecast).
    • Implementing improvements to current processes including documentation and procedural improvements.


  • Provide ad-hoc reports and analysis to cost centre owners and management.
  • Engage in continuous improvement of the FP&A function to enhance the information available to the organisation through the use of IBM Planning Analytics and Power BI


  • A numerate individual with a relevant university degree and/or professional qualification (ACA, ACCA, CIMA or equivalent) and/or relevant work experience
  • Advanced Microsoft Office – in particular, Microsoft Excel & Powerpoint
  • Experience working with global service company expense structures – highly desireable
  • Relish change, have the attitude of continuous improvement and embrace a high-performance culture
  • Ability to think creatively and to work on own initiative with an ambitious attitude and drive
  • High standard of accuracy and attention to detail with the ability to work to challenging deadlines
  • Articulate with good verbal and written communication skills
  • Experience in the (re)insurance industry is a plus
  • Prior experience with SUN/TM1(IBM Planning Analytics)/Power BI is desirable

Remuneration Package

  • Salary €60,000-€70,000Healthcare

  • Pension

  • Bonus of up to 10% of salary

  • 25 days holidays


For more information on this role or any other Accountancy roles contact Conal O'Connor on 01 5927858, or e-mail or click on the apply button below
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