Senior Business Analyst

Pernod Ricard SA (Paris, France) Publié il y a 4 jours

Within Pernod Ricard’s Headquarter Financial Team, the Group Business Analyst Team is in charge of monitoring Group performance by the follow-up of Group monthly reporting  & Budget, the participation to key transversal projects in relation with other departments (and in particular Finance 4.0 roadmap), and a close follow-up of our affiliates performance around the world. 
The Senior Business Analyst, part of this 7 people team, will have to organize his/her action around the main following missions:

Roles and responsibilities:

  • Mission 1 : Reporting tool and P&L accounting principles

Development and enrichment of reporting tool and P&L accounting principles

  • Enriches reporting guidelines
  • Is a key person in charge of all HFM (PRISMA) / ESSBASE related issues : Implements new analysis / scenario within PRISMA and anticipate possible issues related to any change required (new product, new affiliate, change in currency)
  • Takes part in the functional development of the information system used by Group Management Control, and in particular EPM and Dashboards implementation
  • Mission 2 : Consolidation, restitution and presentation to Top Management

Initiating and Monitoring the yearly Budget and Strategic Plan Review process,

Monitoring monthly activity via monthly reporting (P/L) and yearly/half year estimates

  • Ensures respect of procedures and Group accounting guidelines : respect of deadlines and formats, accuracy and consistency of financial information provided, IFRS implementation…
  • Is responsible for consolidating data (reporting, budget, estimates…)
  • Participates in the preparation of financial synthesis and presentations to Top Management (COMEX, Board, etc…) with accurate tables and lay out, in line with teams standards
  • Helps General Management in monitoring Group organic growth through the review of Reporting, Estimates, Budget etc. with value-added analysis and appropriate comments
  • Mission 3: Business Knowledge and assistance/support to affiliates

Affiliate business review and key contact person

  • Follow-up subsidiaries performance indicators on a monthly basis for P/L
  • Support affiliates in the implementation of all optimization projects and changes in reporting (new appendix, new account, IFRS new norms etc…)
  • Participating in the improvement of reporting comments quality in BIS (template, content, feedback to affiliates, etc…)
  • Follow up of risks and opportunities
  • Regular conference calls business reviews with affiliates
  • Mission 4: Transversal projects & ad’hoc analysis

Participation to transversal projects and preparation of ad’hoc analysis

  • Participate in a proactive way in Pernod Ricard’s Finance 4.0 digital strategy (dashboarding, EPM implementation, automation of the finance function, etc.)
  • Leading Group projects from a financial standpoint. e.g. Innovation project, Luxury project, Datasharing (BIS), etc…
  • Being proactive in terms of new analysis regarding the activity and the performance of Pernod Ricard and its subsidiaries
  • Providing General Management and Board of Directors with ad’hoc and value added analysis by structuring and consolidating information to help them piloting Group’s performance and cash generation
  • Mission 5: External Communication

Assistance to financial communication team to prepare external communication

  • Taking part in the Financial Communication Data elaboration
  • Preparing detailed qualitative and quantitative information (by brand and market) to support external messages and to help Top Management to answer questions
  • APS - Analysis by geographical area: Building a P/L by region
  • Analysis versus competitors
  • Taking part in the annual report elaboration with together with consolidation team by having a value-added review

Scope and perimeter:

  • Number of person to supervise (direct / indirect) : 0
  • Perimeter of the job : international
  • Professional relocation (% of time working): Occasionally

Performance criteria :

Complete the missions described above with the soft skills required + specific objectives stated at the beginning of the year for each team member regarding transversal projects or specific tasks.

Skills required:

  • Technical skills
    • Strong knowledge of accounting, finance,
    • Basic knowledge of consolidation
    • Strong knowledge and palatability for Excel, VBA and BI Tools
    • Knowledge of PR Business Analysis technics and methods
    • Knowledge of how PRISMA and ESSBASE systems work
    • Knowledge of IFRS accounting principles
  • Soft Skills:
    • Real interest in Business analyzing
    • Transparency
    • Sense of communication (with all levels of the hierarchy)  and good relation capabilities to create a trustful climate with affiliates and HQ stakeholders,
    • Rigor, “figures oriented analysis” capacity, accuracy sensitivity
    • Reactivity, autonomy, proactivity
    • Enthusiasm, team spirit, curiosity
    • Diplomacy but capacity to stand up to his/her positions
  • Language required: English, French

Profile required:

  • Education required: Engineer's school/ Business school/ Equivalent University Degree
  • Work experience required: 3 to 4 years as Business Controller in an FMCG company or as external auditor in a leading Audit Consulting Firm with assignments in major companies

Skills acquired in the previous professional experience: methodological tools and good technical bases (accounting, finance and consolidation), IT / excel skills

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