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Financial Planning Analyst

Ref: 78972

  • 70,000-75,000
  • 15 Mar 2023
  • Retained

Financial Planning Analyst

About the Company
We are currently looking to recruit a Financial Planning Analyst for an organisation with in the FMCG sector-Kildare based-Hybrid working. This Irish company create and produce products related to the coatings industry and are seeing a major increase in the demand for these products
This company have a real focus on their people and providing meaningful, challenging positions for their employees. They have one common goal and all work together to achieve this. They recruit for ambitious people, who are career driven while engaging with their colleagues and clients to produce the best product they can. Continuous improvement is the mantra for this client, and they offer employees the chance to express themselves in a productive way to achieve their overall long term goals.

About the Position
As part of the Finance Team, this role will work closely with the Head of Finance, the Heads of Departments, and the Finance/IT teams to manage the production and development of all commercial finance reporting. Main objective is to analyse financial data, provide insights and recommendations, and improve business performance.
Key Responsibilities

  • Develop and coordinate dashboards to track KPIs across the business.
  • Provide clear, comprehensive, and relevant management information within agreed deadlines and particularly to alert management to significant trends or issues.
  • Provide regular overhead analysis to ensure that significant variances or trends are highlighted and dealt with in a timely manner.
  • Provide input to the identification and correction of areas that require financial improvement and contribute to driving financial awareness throughout the business.
  • Assist the Head of Finance in the development of the annual budget process and the stress testing of the underlying assumptions.
  • Development of a robust cashflow reporting framework including accurate forecasting of working capital requirements

  • Manage stock levels and ensure optimal inventory levels are maintained.
  • Develop a detailed understanding of the manufacturing process identifying the make-up of Finished Goods values and allowing identification of the key components of the gross margin calculations.
  • Work closely with the Head of Retail in developing the KPIs for the retail business and understanding the main drivers of retail performance.
  • Be a finance partner to all the commercial and operational departments of the organisation and assist them in the preparation of forecast reports, product costing, pricing analysis, contract reviews, margin reporting and government support initiatives.
  • Provide support to all other company departments in preparing budgets & costings
  • Support the finance team in month-end close activities.

IT & Systems
  • Develop a comprehensive understanding of all MIS in the business and how they can be utilised to enhance the management reporting function.
  • Become a superuser of the business’s ERP system to ensure accurate recording of management information.
  • Assist in developing our Business Intelligence software and tailoring it to meet the operational needs of the business.

Costs Management\Performance Measures\Reporting
  • Liaise with purchasing planner to ensure achievement of operational & financial targets.
  • Develop department performance measures. Compare with industry benchmarks and strive to match Lean standards.
  • Foster a spirit of continuous improvement and innovation within department.
  • Qualified Accountant -ACA/ACCA/CIMA/CPA or bachelor’s degree in accounting, finance, or related discipline
  • At least years of experience in financial planning and analysis, preferably in FMCG, or
  • Experience within a FMCG, Retail, Manufacturing environment desirable
  • Strong analytical and problem-solving skills.
  • Proficiency in Excel, financial modelling, and data analysis.
  • Experience with ERP and financial reporting systems.
  • Ability to work in a fast-paced environment and manage multiple priorities.

Remuneration Package
Competitive salary and benefits package on offer
To discuss this role further or other accountancy jobs please contact Jean O'Donovan on 01 5927846 or by email or click the apply button