The Estee Lauder Companies Financial Planning Analyst (Maternity Cover) in Fareham, United Kingdom
Financial Planning Analyst (Maternity Cover)
Brand: Estée Lauder Companies Corporate Departments
JOB TITLE: Financial Planning Analyst
REPORTS TO: Finance Manager
The role is responsible for all elements of a branded P&L, supporting the Finance Manager for forecasting, budgeting & commercial analysis. This role works closely with the Kite’s Croft and London brand management teams, and fulfils a business partnering role with the aim of adding and driving value, ensuring financial viability and ROI of initiatives. The role is supported by accounting, inventory and demand planning teams.
Strategy, Planning and Estimate process
Contributes to elements of the strategic direction of brand: evaluates financial impact of strategic choices and suggests alternatives.
Responsible for defining the annual budget and ongoing financial estimates in conjunction with Brand General Managers and the Finance Managers
Responsible for working with brand management teams to accurately estimate sales
Responsible for controlling OPEX and ensuring effective resource allocation
- Responsible for providing commercial support to brand teams
Finance & Accounting
Strong understanding of accounting processes and principles (industry and company) required, although actual accounting undertaken by a separate team.
Responsible for upholding accounting principles and ensuring proper processes are adhered to within the brand teams.
Supply Chain and IBPR process
Responsible for stock issues and inventory management for the brand.
Participation in the Integrated Business Planning Review (IBPR) process for assigned brand
Commercial & Financial Reporting
Responsible for development and delivery of financial and commercial reporting for senior management.
Proactively challenge the status quo and use commercial analysis to drive business change
Responsible for leveraging company financial systems to facilitate insightful and efficient reporting (SAP, CPM, BI, Door P&L, Smartview, JDE).
Responsible for providing monthly commentary on the business results & the financial estimate.
Analytical support for the Finance Manager
Commercial Awareness and Capabilities
Work with functional areas of the business to and provide interface with the branded teams on areas such as:
External economic awareness and risks
Industry data understanding and manipulation
Director BMG & Supply Chain
Brand General Manager
Corporate Accounting Manager & Accounting Team
Brand Management teams
Vice President Regional Finance, Strategy & Business Operations
Qualified / 1 year post qualified experience (ACA etc.)
Agile in approach and positive attitude towards continuous improvement
Comfortable in a large corporate company with a high touch service led culture
Excellent stakeholder management ability across all levels
Strength in the communication of financial reporting across these levels
Job: Finance & Accounting
Primary Location: Europe, Middle East, Africa-GB-ENG-Fareham
Job Type: Standard
Shift: 1st (Day) Shift
Job Number: 182680