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Role Summary: The Financial Planning and Analysis team is providing comprehensive financial planning, reporting and analysis to our GE Business Partners in Europe and to our Global Corporate Leadership. Our goal is to streamline processes, create tools & analytical solutions to simplify financial reporting and drive efficiency across the company. The role is a unique opportunity to take ownership of on Financial Planning and Analysis function providing end-to-end support to a Europe-wide business organization
Finance business partner to a sub-division of Human Resources, main clients being several European regional leaders
Responsible for the financial close process and reporting of results on a monthly/quarterly basis to clients and Global Operations leadership
Responsible for delivery of the planning cycles, setting up and financial control of budgets
Day-to-day operational support of the client organization
Support decision making with cost benefit analyses and financial reviews for key projects (e.g. vendor contract renegotiations, cost saving initiatives)
Identify and drive process improvement opportunities, support and drive projects/simplification initiatives for the operating and leadership teams
Support Financial Planning and Analysis and leadership by establishing insightful analysis, liaise/work together with Finance and Operational leaders
Bachelor's degree in Accounting, Finance, or Business Administration and/or financial work experience, preferably in cost reporting, controlling or planning
Extensive financial work experience in multinational environment
Strong communication skills in English both verbal and written
Experience in dealing with virtual stakeholders
Advanced analytical skills: able to clearly link financial results to operational performance drivers, generate and communicate alternatives, and drive change
Confidence / Assertiveness: strong influencing skills across business functions
Team player: able to work across different teams and contribute to a positive environment
Advanced Excel knowledge (no VBA required), Hyperion experience is an advantage
Desired Characteristics: Strong oral and written communication skills. Strong interpersonal and leadership skills. Ability to influence others and lead small teams. Lead initiatives of moderate scope and impact. Ability to coordinate several projects simultaneously. Effective problem identification and solution skills. Proven analytical and organizational ability.
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