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Budgeting & Forecasting Analyst

LHH Recruitment
Closing date
6 Jun 2022

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This is a 12-18-month temporary contract with a global multi-billion-dollar company within the tech manufacturing industry who span the globe. Across Europe, North America, and the Far East, we work at the frontier of the tech manufacturing industry, providing state-of-the-art production equipment to leading manufacturers.

My client is seeking a Budgeting and forecasting analyst to work within their European HO in Crawley, West Sussex near Gatwick Airport.

The Role

A position has become available for a Budgeting / Forecast Analyst working in the Finance department in EHQ, reporting to the Director of Finance, and alongside Budget Manager and FP&A Manager.

Primary responsibility will be providing strong, professional, and compliant financial and reporting support to the organisation.

Job Requirements (not limited to):

Manages the development, implementation and/or maintenance of one or more accounting systems. Responsible for integration of data into reporting tools, working with Essbase / Oracle PBCS, Power BI, ERP system (Currently BAAN, moving to SAP)
Support budget process - simplify and streamline input from business and develop reporting and analytics in conjunction with budget manager.
Ability to support operational processes in line with audit standards, and suggest improvements where needed. Understanding of the risk and control environment.
Significant input into month end reporting submission to Japan HO, reconciliations and system checks. Responsible for various business reports and review decks.
Work with external consultant to maintain required information, resolve queries in Essbase, and ensure proper recordkeeping.
Works with wider business to upload, report and analyse actual, budget, forecast figures
Ad hoc reporting and analysis for business and head office
Monthly reporting to business using Power BI, investigation and resolution of queriesThe successful candidate will also participate in improvement initiatives and global projects.

Person Specification

The candidate must have at least 5 years relevant experience in a Finance / reporting role within a large organisation (beneficial to be qualified / studying towards a recognised accounting qualification), ideally operating in a multi-currency environment

Must be able to demonstrate:

Strong numeracy skills, be comfortable working in different currencies and applying exchange rates.
Excellent attention to detail and the ability to maintain accurate records
Good time management and organisation skills with the ability to prioritise effectively and meet tight deadlines
Strong communication skills, both written and oral.
Excellent interpersonal skills - must be a flexible team player, proactive and willing to engage with the wider business and develop relationships outside immediate team.
An understanding of compliance, continuous improvement and excellent customer service. Willingness to review existing processes and offer suggestions for improvements.
Commercial and financial awareness, P&L exposure and demonstrated analytic reporting experience.
Experience of working in an international organisation and awareness of cultural differences

Successful candidate will have:

Experience in data management, database maintenance and reporting, specifically using Essbase / Hyperion / PBCS. Powerpoint skills also required.
Strong (at least intermediate) excel skills
Proven experience of ERP packages, ideally Baan or SAP
Previous experience of SharePoint, PowerBi Reporting also advantageous

Please apply below or contact Jack at or on (phone number removed)
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