VF Europe HQ building 4
FP&A Analyst - Shared Services
Reporting to : FP&A Manager
Location : Bornem, Belgium
As FP&A Analyst - Shared Services, you will support the Shared Service organization (Finance, HR, IT, Office Services, ) in reporting and analysing the actual results, forecast updates and budget proposals.
You will also act as the operational business partner and primary financial data resource for the Shared Service Management.
Financial Planning & Analysis will be your main focus, delivering financial overview of direct costs.
Acting as the Business Partner for different area’s, you will gather information on forecast & plan data, which has to be loaded in the reporting tool (MPC) and deliver reports, as determined by area leads and Senior Management.
To achieve the goals of the department you will work closely together with your colleagues of the Finance department as well as the Area & Senior Management and report directly to the FP&A Manager.
Roles & Responsibilities
Forecast, Budget and business partnering : Through active business partnering, collect annual budget and monthly forecast data from Area managementPrepare departmental expense budgets / forecastsInput and maintain budgets / Forecasts in MPC at country and area levelManage the preparation of budgets and Plan Assumptions Review packagesMonthly reporting : Analyse monthly results by country and area in cooperation with FP&A Manager, Accounting and Reporting departments.
Monthly follow-up of Actual results vs. Forecast, Budget and Prior YearPrepare monthly results packages to EU ManagementInput forecast in MPCAnalyse and understand forecast variances vs.
Plan and Prior YearAdditional Projects : Assist in ad-hoc analysis on request of European or Corporate management, Headcount tracking, identify areas for efficiency gains, drive process improvements, ...
Qualifications & Competencies :
Minimum Bachelor degree in finance area (accounting, controlling) or Economics1-3 years of experience in controlling, budgeting and / or reporting in a multinational environment under US GAAP preferred.
Proven communication skills in interacting with people from a non-financial backgroundStrong analytical capabilities and ability to simplify financial results to deliver clear and concise messages to Senior ManagementMaintain the perspective to the overall goals / results optimizing the level of detailsFlexibility based on change in priority and corporate’s deadlinesYou drive for execution through clear business understandingYou have strong priority management skillsYou are able to cope with deadlines and evolving workloadYou have proficient communication skills and a customer service attitudeYou are accurate and pro-activeYou have an analytical mindsetYou are a team playerYou are ambitious and eager to learnLanguage skills : Proficient in English, spoken as well as written.
Good Excel skills are essentialSAP / COGNOS Experience is preferredMPC / Hyperion / BPC Experience is a plus