Analyst - Financial Business Partnering (Digital)
Phoenix are working with a major house-hold name in the retail space who are currently in a period of ambitious growth and success.
They are seeking an ambitious Finance Business Partner to join their Global Finance Team in their Dublin Headquarters.
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.
Example areas of where the finance business partnering team spend their time include Business Strategy & Planning, Technology & Digital, Property & New Markets and Operational & Tactical Activities.
You will be responsible for the development and management of financial models and investment cases which support the Digital growth ambitions of the business
You will use an analytical data-driven approach to provide insight and challenge, and partnering with the organisation to drive business performance and value in this area
Support the Senior Finance Business Partners in presenting analysis and recommendations to senior stakeholders
Work closely with key stakeholders across multiple functions 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 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 digital and commercial trends
Essential knowledge, skills and capabilities:
Excellent financial modelling experience and ability to build out robust investment cases in a logical and clear manner
Passionate about digital strategy and growth 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
15% bonus, 10% pension, up to 32 days annual leave and excellent career progression!
If you are interested, please get in touch!