My client an international media business is looking for an experienced Anaplan user to join the Group FP&A team and take ownership of all planning and reporting for the group using Anaplan. This is an exciting opportunity for someone interested in data/systems side of finance to really immerse themselves in the area.
Ownership of the Anaplan platform throughout the business. Setting design standards and agreeing the development pipeline.
Full life-cycle project involvement: Working with a wide variety of stakeholders throughout the business to identify and propose new model builds; turning these plans into designs; building and supporting implementation of models.
Supporting all Anaplan models, helping to maintain the integrity of existing Anaplan models, providing maintenance/development and user support as required.
Work in conjunction with other local and global Finance teams to drive best practice and consistent processes with the on-boarding and alignment of FP&A processes and reporting across the Group.
Supporting monthly processes as required (model roll-forward, Group consolidation, reconciliation, and production of KPI packs).
Support global finance projects including balance sheet reporting, cash flow reporting and management of foreign exchange exposure.
Responding to requests for ad-hoc analysis as required.
Key skills required:
Strong understanding of the challenges of working within a global, multi-channel business – multiple currencies, time zones, products, business models.
Practical financial model builder with examples of successful model implementations and strong skills and experience across Anaplan and Excel. Experience with data and reporting tools is a plus.
Strong knowledge of financial and accounting principles, including the relationship between the three financial statements. Professional qualification (ACA, ACCA, CIMA) is desirable but not essential.
Analytical mindset - the ability to analyse financial data at a high level of detail but also to be able to step back and see the bigger picture.
Ability to adapt to changing situations and requirements.
Passion for learning and developing others
Data driven with a commitment to process improvement
A clear and confident communicator able to convey recommendations and opinions to both senior and junior stakeholders with a high degree of professionalism and integrity.