The Financial Planning & Analysis team plays a key role in supporting the growth and development of both the Group as well as individual divisions and departments.
The broader team is responsible for month end management reporting, budgeting, forecasting, analysing and reporting activities across the P&L including Bookings, Revenue, Expenses, Margins as well as helping with pricing / commercial analysis of different existing contracts or new deals.
We track investments and effort spent in major projects versus business plan and understand / highlight potential issues in a timely manner.
You will be a key member of the Financial Planning & Analysis team in International (Europe / APAC) and will assist with all the above by understanding our Services/Product portfolio and help analysing the risks and opportunities we see in the business as we deliver our Company plans and how this links to the overall P&L.
This is a varied role based in Chelmsford - our Group Head Office for Europe. So, if you are a good analytical self-starter with strong spreadsheet/modelling skills, enjoy working and talking to people at different levels in the organization as well as being confident to push back and challenge the status quo, come join us!
Monthly overall financial reporting and underlying trend analysis including variances to budget / forecasts.
Departmental monthly expense reports.
Monthly revenue analysis and forecast.
Consolidation and analysis of Business Units forecasts for the Quarterly planning submissions.
Develop and maintain various templates for collation of the relevant planning information. including Bookings (Sales information).
Drive improvements in the quality of data.
Response to exec level requests for information.
Liaise with Budget owners and prepare department financial analysis/planning including margins/profitability.
Supporting with the preparation and delivery of the Annual Budget process.
Support the Business / Commercial Team to ensure optimum pricing and margins are achieved on all quotes for new and existing business.
Maintaining and improving the processes supporting financial planning and analysis activities.
Key Projects profitability analysis / cost tracking.
Project capitalization, Balance Sheet and Cash Flow analysis.
Ideally AAT qualified / CIMA studier / part qualified or strong financial background.
Proven experience (3-5 years) in a similar role (preferably in the automotive industry, but not essential).
Highly computer literate with excellent spreadsheet skills (Excel Advanced) and good Power Point knowledge.
Strong analytical skills, commercial drive, attention to detail and accuracy.
Good understanding of financial statements/models, with experience of analysing data effectively for planning, forecasting and reporting.
Structured and disciplined in the approach to planning and organising workload and able to work under own initiative without supervision when needed.
Ability to transform complex raw data into understandable key messages & insights.
A strong team player with interpersonal sensitivity.
Able to manage multiple deadlines, projects and workloads.
Confident, motivated, enthusiastic and willing to learn with a problem solver approach.
Ability to interact, challenge and communicate effectively with team members at all levels within the organization.