JOB CONTEXT The new global finance framework ushers a new era of disruption to drive value and pioneer a new way of working to achieve our business goals.
Europe’s response is Next Generation Finance, an umbrella to several work streams, one of which is Next Generation - Finance Excellence Team (FET).
The main objectives of this workstream are : Harmonize Marketing / Overheads Costs processes across Europe and centralize activities in a central hub located in Warsaw, Poland.
Deliver an end-to-end solution via the deployment of a new tool and RPA solutions. Upgrade the analytical capabilities and skillsets across the Finance Excellence Team organization.
The objectives above will be enabled by a new way of working across Finance and with our business partners. The Sr. Financial Analyst is expected to run the annual and monthly Marketing / Overheads Costs operations and deliver insightful analytics to stakeholders across European Country Organisations.
WHAT WILL YOUR MAIN RESPONSIBILITIES BE? Own the full annual and monthly cost cycle and ensure quality output for all Country organisations in Europe : Cost Centres / Internal Order (IO) creation as requested by country teams Setup the baseline and add all standard factors for the new year Update non-discretionary spend for all Country organisations Update annual and monthly forecast, in the Hyperion tool, based on Country organisations feedback Reflect monthly corrective actions Setup & monitor monthly reoccurring journal entries reflecting specific costs (e.
g. Stat charges) Ensure reconciliations and system interfaces are in place and reviewed monthly Coordinate with the Finance teams in the countries to ensure their portion of the process is finalized Generate all reporting requirements for all country organisations in an efficient manner Provide deep dive analysis on actuals vs.
forecast to highlight key drivers for over / under delivery : Understand transactional level detail & significant drivers to provide monthly insights to stakeholders Run trend analysis Fully leverage and build expertise the new Hyperion tool, Cost Control Cube, front-end interface for CCC, and SAP for planning, budgeting, and analytical purposes Take over and fully understand the redesigned overheads processes from Business Financial Services / Project team Test the new Hyperion tool for marketing / overheads costs to ensure it meets expectations Build strong business connections with : Country Finance & country business partners to ensure seamless communication & operations during annual and monthly business cycles Information&Analytics Team (I&A) to automate some marketing / overheads costs activities Business Financial Services (BFS) to ensure delivery of agreed activities Ensure flawless execution of activities via continuous improvement SKILLS & EXPERIENCE YOU SHOULD HAVE Experience : 2 to 3 years in a Finance business partnering role Skills : Strong communication & business partnership skills, driving performance, change management and attention to detail, advanced English skills and other European language skills are an advantage Standards of Leadership : Bias for action, accountability & responsibility, agility & passion for high performance Unilever is an organisation committed to equity, inclusion and diversity to drive our business results and create a better future, every day, for our diverse employees, global consumers, partners, and communities.
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