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Finance & Accounting
21 Jul 2017
Job Opportunity : Senior Financial Planning Analyst (110-150K)
Senior Financial Planning Analyst
Our Client
One of the world’s largest global companies in agriculture and food processing business
Report to
Business FP&A Lead


The Senior FP&A Analyst provides analytical support to the business leadership team by monitoring performance and identifying areas for improvement including cost optimization, volume and margin analysis over customer and product segments as well as works with the global FP&A team members on project related activities and analysis. Part of the responsibility is to collaborate with business stakeholders to define new metrics and help drive business performance.  This role may be focused on customer segments, supply chain, or performance for the business.

Financial Planning & Analysis (40%):

  • Identify analytics needs of internal teams through a comprehensive understanding of their business and collaboration with its stakeholders.
  • Partner with internal customers to develop analyses that lead to actionable insights that improve business decision making, performance, and business growth.  Help implement approved action plans.
  • Define and work with stakeholders to improve data integrity and usefulness throughout the platform, including identification and implementation of opportunities to improve operations and processes that impact data.
  • Monitor operational performance including variance analysis and comparison against forecast and budget.  Challenge the business with a critical view and propose opportunities to improve.
  • Support with preparation of financial business plan, forecasts and budget.
  • Assist with monthly reporting (regional and global) and communicate results to the BU leadership.
  • Identify improvement opportunities and present the supporting information.  Help implement approved action plans.
  • Coordinate the development of the business or financial case for specific initiatives or capital investments

Process Improvement (30%):

  • Develop analytics and reports and support the team in driving consistent use of business support tools (JDE/SAP).
  • Utilize and improve existing frameworks and reports to enhance the analytical environment in operations.
  • Improve month closing process while identify gaps and establish new key performance metrics where appropriate.

Ad-hoc Project Support (30%):

  • Provide analytical support for the global FP&A activity

Active participation in various business finance initiatives and other duties as assigned


  • Bachelor’s degree in Business, Finance or Accounting
  • Experience in a financial business analysis / finance management role, preferably gained within a manufacturing sector (minimum of 5 year)
  • Experience with SAP BPC and SAP ECC and/or BW is considered a plus.


Desirable soft skills:

  • Outstanding analytical and quantitative skills with attention to detail
  • Ability to understand a problem, structure the analysis needed to solve it and come up with innovative and insightful solutions and recommendations
  • Good project management skills
  • Ability to juggle conflicting priorities and meet deadlines.
  • Collaborative team player with good interpersonal skills
  • Ability to build relationships and influence people
  • Result driven, open personality with a pro-active attitude
  • Strong communication skills
  • Enthusiastic hands-on and can-do mentality.
  • Excellent numerical and Excel skills.