Financial Analyst

Accounting / Finance Zürich, Switzerland


Description

Within the Financial Planning & Analysis (FP&A) team in Zurich this role will be expected to fully understand and contribute to the regular reporting framework and planning cycles of the International business. In particular the role will be analyzing International operations performance (such as P&L, Operational metrics), making recommendations for improvements and working with other functions to implement change. Furthermore, the role will be expected to take ownership of the key operating metrics, which we use to analyze and target the business. Daily tasks consist in building and updating reports, identifying and analyzing key financial information and trends to advise, influence and drive key business decisions.

JOB REQUIREMENTS: 

  • Providing financial support to the business leaders through the provision of quality management reports and commercial advice
  • Preparing analysis of existing business to develop understanding of potential risks, inconsistencies or opportunities for improvement
  • Supporting finance leaders in decision making by establishing, improving and driving operational excellence in reporting, analysis and planning processes
  • Ensuring that the Business leaders are taking healthy financial decisions and that the company’s overall financial targets are achieved
  • Developing collaborative relationships with finance teams and senior management across the business with necessary financial information and reporting, analysis and ad-hoc advice
  • Contributing meaningfully to delivery of annual plans and quarterly budgets and exercise cost control and continuous cost optimization/recommendation
  • Owning parts of regular reporting cycle within FP&A areas of responsibility and preparing timely reports
  • Participating in global finance projects and supporting projects

PERSON SPECIFICATION:  

  • Bachelors in Business Administration/ Finance/ Economics (required)
  • Masters level degree a plus
  • Strong analytical skills vital
  • Advanced Microsoft Excel skills; SQL or similar skills also useful
  • Experience with Oracle and Hyperion an advantage
  • Self-starter that takes ownership of issues and drives toward a conclusion
  • Able to succeed in a fast, high-growth work environment
  • Excellent written and verbal communication and interpersonal/networking skills
  • Strong collaboration skills, with ability to build relationships across all levels of the organization
  • Flexibility to travel when needed
  • Fluency in English (spoken and written) is a must, additional languages are welcome
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