Senior Financial Planning Analyst - Services

  • Brno
  • Full time
  • English (C1)
  • Master degree
  • By agreement
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We have an exciting new opportunity for an experienced management accountant with technical accounting and planning experience.

This role is responsible for the planning activities; owning and adapting all planning models used to manage the commercial forecasting for the Services Division. The candidate will be accountable for the preparation of accurate, insightful and timely short, medium and long-term forecasts for the Services Division (encompassing CSA, AVS, D&I and Mobile Insurance). Working with the Services’ Finance team influencing effectively to ensure that forecasts are robust, challenging and meet the targets.

Financial Planner will report to the Operations Finance Lead in Brno and he will further have a dotted line to the Consumer Finance management team, based in the UK.

We are looking for candidate who will demonstrate a high degree of ownership, self-motivation and drive. Additionally, with forecasting and planning experience. You should be expert in balancing several priorities simultaneously and will have the ability to influence others in a cross-functional environment. The right candidate will be someone who has accounting awareness with strong organisational, analytical and communication skills.

What will you do? You will:

  • Delivery of the forecasting outputs – 3-year plan, Budget, Rolling forecast, daily phasing and Weekly “4 Week” Outlook
  • Working with the accounting team to actualise forecast models, including articulating drivers of variances and their impact on future performance
  • You will work independently and understand performance trends. Using this knowledge to challenge inputs into the forecast to ensure the output is robust.
  • Ownership, development and creation of all Forecasts, Outlooks, Budgets and Long-term Plans for the Services business unit.
  • Providing key support for the business functions providing insight and analysis on performance and trends
  • Furnishing the business (at all levels) with a continual update on expected performance, giving clarity over headwinds and opportunities for discussion and agreement.
  • The role is truly cross-functional and requires working with numerous other finance colleagues daily
  • Working collaboratively with peers across the Planning function
  • Focus on continuous improvement to drive efficiency and accuracy in the planning process
  • Supporting a programme of standardisation, tightening of processes, process optimisation
  • Providing high quality output and support in creating and delivering top quality presentations to articulate performance

The role is a key element of the Finance Operating Model, always ensuring that the forecasted financial position of the business is true and fair and is understood by both the Finance team and the business

What can you learn in our team?
  • You will learn more about retail business specifics and increase your business understanding
  • You will be given space to prove your process improvements skills and look for efficiencies
  • Besides this, you can participate on workshops and trainings ranging from Excel, Soft skills, Process mapping to ACCA exams

and many more, all delivered by fantastic internal and external trainers. You can even become one of them!

Now you’re probably wondering what we expect from you? Well…

  • Part or fully Qualified Accountant an advantage
  • Fluent in English
  • Experience within a large retail / services organisation
  • Able to provide commercial and financial strategic insight.
  • Ability to operate in the detail but see the trends and understand bigger picture
  • Strong presentation skills both in preparation and delivery
  • Good technical accounting skills and excellent Microsoft Office skills
  • Excellent ability to multitask but also to be able to prioritise quickly and effectively
  • Strong Analytical skills with advanced Excel
  • An advanced user of Microsoft Office suite with good presentation skills
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Ability to organise and prioritise in a dynamic environment
  • A team player who is able to achieve measurable results
  • Able to work under own initiative
  • Confident and assertive with an ability to influence others

What we offer to make you happier?

  • You can fully enjoy 25 vacation days
  • 110 CZK/day lunch vouchers via e-lunch card
  • Bonus and loyalty scheme
  • Home office, yet office is still partially open, sick days
  • Extensive training offer; hard and soft skills trainings, language courses, internal conference and interesting guest speakers, currently in a virtual form. We provide ACCA studies to colleagues from financial departments.
  • You can mix benefits of your choice in our Cafeteria benefit system (holidays, recreation, well-being, work life balance, personal and professional development, literature, e-meal vouchers, etc.)
  • Contribution to pension or life insurance scheme
  • Discount for mobile contracts
  • Company library – you can borrow from wide variety of books on professional development, leadership, business, marketing, public speaking, etc.
  • Plenty of social events and charity activities (Christmas party, boat party, Halloween party, football tournament, summer BBQetc.) are temporarily stopped, however we are already looking forward to invite all the new colleagues once we can organize them again

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