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Finance Business Partner Analyst

Country : Ireland Ireland

Region : Dublin

Town : Dublin

Category : Finance

Contract type : Permanent

Availability : Full time

Job description

Role: Analyst - Financial Business Partnering

Purpose of role: The role of the analyst is to provide support to the financial business partnering team in developing insights to enable decision making in the company. Working with leadership and key stakeholders, the finance business partnering team support, advise and critically challenges strategic and operational decision making across the business bringing analytical, commercial and strategic insights to drive performance and value creation.

Reports to: Senior Finance Business Partner

Location: Dublin Head Office

Example areas of where the business partnering team spend their time include Business Strategy & Planning, Property & New Markets and Operational & Tactical Activities. Although the analyst will naturally spend more focused on specific areas and opportunities, the expectation is that they will work in an agile nature in providing support across focus activities on the team.

Key Responsibilities:
  • You will use an analytical data-driven approach to provide insight and challenge, and partnering with the organisation to drive business performance and value
  • Support the Senior Finance Business Partners in presenting analysis and recommendations for future strategies in their areas, ensuring best practices and process standardisation to activities like business cases
  • Work closely with key stakeholders to understand & act upon business requirements
  • Work collaboratively across different finance teams, particularly the strategic finance and FP&A teams
  • Work closely with FP&A to provide analytical expertise, insights and intelligence to so that it can be understood and used to manage and grow the business whilst making sound financial decisions
  • Understand our customers and our competitors, while keeping up to date with commercial trends
  • Assist with the development of the business cases supporting financial and analytical deliverables
Essential knowledge, skills and capabilities:
  • A critical thinker who asks the right questions and is strong in the 'what if'
  • Ability to build relationships across stakeholders, be commercially aware and numerically savvy
  • Storytelling and communication skills and comfortable working cross-functionally throughout the business
  • Commercial instinct with the ability to quickly understand the implications of a situation on our commercial performance, incorporate this into an analysis and communicate it effectively.
  • Action orientated and solutions focused, with a passion and drive to grow the business
  • Emotional intelligence to effectively communicate the impact of specific business issues, overcome challenges and formulate growth scenarios
  • Ability to collect, process & perform data analyses using a number of BI tools with strong skills in data interrogation across financial & non-financial data
  • Effective planning and organisation skills, ability to plan and prioritise work schedule and work within agreed timescales
  • Ability to identify risks & opportunities with the confidence to present solutions in a methodical manner
  • Ability to work in an agile environment with ad-hoc, project-based activities
Successful candidates will meet the following criteria:

  • Educated to a degree level+ and likely to be a qualified accountant with 3+ years PQE
  • Experience with data mining, BI and predictive analytics tools a distinct advantage
  • Project experience or experience of working in a fast-paced environment / retail / FMCG
  • High level of commercial acumen with the ability to see beyond the confines of the traditional Finance area
  • Demonstrate initiative with strong work ethic
  • The ability to produce relevant, coherent, succinct information analysis for all levels of management
  • Ability to structure and present a story to influence decisions
  • Self-motivated with the ability to work independently and pro-actively
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