General Summary :
As Business Analyst Kipling for the EMEA region, you will support the Brand Finance organization in reporting and analysing the actual results, forecast updates and budgets proposals.
You will also act as the operational business partner and primary financial data resource for the Brand Management.
The financial brand analysis and reporting will be your focus (analysing sales and standard margin, delivering financial overview of direct brand expenses, financial analysis for the DTC channels).
Furthermore, you will deliver the input for the monthly forecasts & yearly plan through the reporting tool (IMPC) and deliver brand reports, as determined by Brand and Finance Management.
To achieve the goals of the department you will work closely together with your colleagues of the Finance department as well as the Brand Management and report directly to the Manager of Business Analysis Kipling.
Objective of the job :
Operational Business Partner and primary financial data resource for Brand Management
Responsible for financial brand analysis and reporting
Working closely together with Brand Retail Analyst on DTC financials
Responsible for Sales and Standard Margin analysis
Responsible for financial overview of royalties and direct brand expenses incl. staff, selling expenses, commissions, advertising, samples, T&E etc.
Input of forecast & plan in reporting tool (IMPC)
Brand Reports and ad hoc support, as determined by Brand and Senior Management
Key job responsibilities and accountability :
Forecast, Budget and 5 Year Plan process :
Collect budget data from Country / Channel & HR management
Prepare sales budgets by country and channel
Prepare departemental expense budgets
Input and maintain budgets in IMPC at country and channel level
Manage the preparation of the yearly budgets and Plan Assumptions Review package
Manage the preparation of the 5 Year Plan
Monthly Processes :
Analyse monthly results by country and channel in cooperation with the Manager of BA, Accounting and Reporting department
Monthly follow-up of Actual results vs Forecast, Budget and Prior Year
Analyse and understand financial variances of the Actual results and Forecast vs Plan and Prior Year
Collect and consolidate input on sales data and order book by channel, by month, by season
Follow-up on brand expenses including marketing expenses and commitments and T&E
Understand and validate royalty income calculation from Licensee partners
Input forecast in IMPC at country level
Prepare monthly results reports to Management
Send out daily at-once report and track shipments vs. Forecast
Additional Projects :
Assist in ad-hoc analysis on request of European or Corporate management
Have understanding of standard costing and variances
Have understanding of inventory levels, AR and Adjustments to Margin
Reporting Relationship :
Supervisor : Manager of Business Analysis Kipling EMEA
Subordinates : n / a
Desirable Qualifications :
Bachelor or Master Degree in Finance, Accounting or Economics
1-3 years experience in Controlling, Budgeting and / or Reporting, preferably in a multinational environment under US GAAP.
You drive for execution through clear business understanding
You have strong priority management skills
You are able to cope with deadlines and evolving workload
You have proficient communication skills and a customer service attitude
You are accurate and pro-active
You have an analytical mindset
You are a team player
You are ambitious and eager to learn
You have good working knowledge of computer systems with emphasis on Microsoft Office (especially Excel)
Experience with AS400, Cognos, SAP (FICO) is an asset
Fluent in English, spoken as well as written
Strong work ethic with ability to work independently