Planning & Reporting Analyst

DS Smith Business Services
30000.00 GBP Annual
17 May 2017
24 May 2017
Contract Type
Full Time
We have a newly created role carrying out all aspects of financial planning and reporting activities across the Supply Engine division of DS Smith. The Supply Engine currently comprises three integrated divisions - Paper, Recycling and Paper Sourcing - operating across a number of sites within Europe. The company has experienced significant growth and expansion over recent years, with continued expansion a key business objective. The role will carry out all relevant financial planning and reporting activities, whilst providing support with delivery of key strategic projects. The role will likely require some international travel across the network in order to engage with local finance and management teams and to support in integrating any new acquisitions to the network as appropriate. The Role??? - Monthly consolidation of the actual financial results and KPIs for the three divisions comprising the Supply Engine, in the Group consolidation system (HFM)- Assisting with, and ultimately leading on, a number of monthly reporting requirements within the Supply Engine- Monthly consolidation of the forecast financial projections and KPIs for the three divisions comprising the Supply Engine, in the Group consolidation system (HFM)- Assisting in high level modelling and scenario planning- Annual consolidation of the Corporate Plan/ Budget financials and KPIs for the three divisions comprising the Supply Engine, in the Group consolidation system (HFM)- First point of contact for local finance teams in respect of HFM system queries (e.g. setting up new users, assisting with data entry/ access queries etc.) and liaising with Group where appropriate- Understand implications of monthly HFM system updates from Group and communicate these to the Divisional/ Local finance teams where appropriate- Provide training and guidance on HFM best practice to local finance teams where required and as appropriate (e.g. new acquisitions, additional reporting requirements etc.)- Assisting the Planning and Reporting Manager, Finance Director/ Business Partners and Finance Director on strategic projects and information requests as appropriate What our ideal candidate will have: - Ideally qualified ACA/ CIMA/ ACCA, although high-performing finalists also considered- Degree in a numerate or business relevant discipline considered an advantage (Mathematics, statistics, management science or similar)- Experience of financial planning and reporting experience within a medium to large international company with multicurrency reporting- Strong Excel, Powerpoint and systems skills- Analytically minded with financial modelling skills- Methodical and process driven - highly organised and able to prioritise multiple competing deadlines- Fluent written and spoken English is essential and some proficiency in another European language would be advantageous- Advantageous to have worked with remote finance teams across multiple international sites- Exposure to corporate planning and reporting cycles (Long-term plans -> Budgets -> Forecasts -> Actuals)- Use of consolidation and financial planning/ business intelligence systems (HFM, TM1, Cognos, Essbase and similar)Vacancy Salary: GBP30-40k with up to 10% bonus Location: Kemsley (ideally) although other locations will be considered