With a worldwide presence, Glanbia plc group continues to build its global nutrition business, thanks to our clear vision, strong values, and most importantly our 7,000 people. We’re the number one global performance nutrition business and a leading provider of innovative nutritional solutions to many of the world’s leading brands. We combine the energy, hunger and agility of a top performing nutrition company with the heritage and resources of a large global organisation.
Glanbia plc is seeking to recruit a Senior Financial Analyst, who will work closely with the Group FP&A team to drive and support Group analysis and forecasting requirements, focusing on delivering value in key activities including the Group strategic planning process and the Group cash forecast process. This is a permanent opportunity and will report to the Group FP&A Manager. The role will be based at the company’s head office in Kilkenny but is remote for now.
Key Elements of the Role
Review and analysis of business unit and group functions performance vs. forecasts/prior year to identify any key trends and issues in order to support decision making
Assist in the Group financial strategy and planning process to include review and assessment of financial/non-financial KPI’s and to challenge business units on projected performance compared to Group targets
Responsible for the development and maintenance of coherent and integrated Group performance models to support strategic planning and business modelling
Prepare and analyse the weekly Group cash forecast, engaging with business units to understand cash requirements and support decisions on Group debt planning
Assist in developing the cash forecasting and reporting processes across the Group in partnership with Group Treasury, Business Units and Shared Services
Prepare the Group’s working capital reports, analysing performance / trends vs. forecasts/prior year
Support preparation and review of Corporate FP&A processes (including month end reviews and budgets/forecasts) identifying areas for potential cost savings
Support Corporate Development in assessing/reviewing potential acquisitions
Other ad-hoc work as required including supporting various group wide projects sponsored by senior management
Recognised Professional Accounting Qualification essential
Skills & Experience
Results driven individual with a minimum of 5-7 years post qualification accounting and commercial experience ideally gained in a multi-national environment.
Financial/business modelling experience in a complex business environment including integrated consolidated P&L, Balance Sheet and Cashflow.
Strong attention to detail to ensure completeness and accuracy of information, combined with a strategic mind – able to see the big picture.
Strong written communication and reporting ability with ability to communicate to stakeholders across various levels and functions.
Excellent interpersonal skills with ability to communicate and present to senior management.
Willingness to visit business unit locations, which will require international travel.
Self-motivated, proactive, ability to ensure tasks are finalised to strict deadlines.
Strong hands-on SAP knowledge would be an advantage.
Advanced Excel skills and strong Word, PowerPoint skills are essential.
An ability to work on their own initiative, to deadlines, within a team environment.
Ability to work collaboratively within a global business environment
Enjoys working in a fast-paced, innovative environment where the focus is on continuous improvement and the challenge to make it better.