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Overview

Our Client

Our client for this Finance Manager (FP&A) role is a cigar division of a large tobacco group.

Objective

Our client, a leader in e-commerce and retail of cigars, is searching for an FP&A Manager responsible for financial reporting processes as well as financial planning, key performance management, trend analysis and budget. This position is a working manager role with hands on responsibilities as it relates to the budgeting, planning, forecasting, analysis and reporting functions of the entire business.

Job Description

  • Coordinate and lead the annual business planning process
  • Provide reforecasts during the year and make recommendations and provide insight to strengthen the market’s finance performance
  • Partner with different stakeholders to provide the most accurate estimate of the financial impact of these opportunities; evaluate feasibility and any associated risks
  • Complete monthly actual vs. budget vs. latest estimate variance analysis
  • Provide trending analysis and management reporting
  • Create analytical tools and streamline information
  • Provide real time information to decision makers
  • Prepares monthly financial reporting including variance and financial statement analysis
  • Able to clearly communicate a cohesive and concise story around business drivers behind financial data and potential implications on future results
  • Demonstrates proficiency of technical tools and financial systems
  • Other accounting and financial job duties as assigned
  • Ensure forecasts and analysis projects are conducted credibly and that recommendations and reports are accurate and timely
  • Liaison with senior business leaders to ensure alignment with short and long-term business goals
  • Identifies to management potential areas of opportunities and risks
  • Drives business value by providing financial and analytical counsel to facilitate decision-marking around strategic business initiatives

Requirements

  • Bachelor’s degree required
  • Master’s degree preferred
  • Requires at least 5 years related experience
  • Retail E-Commerce and Wholesale Retail Experience a plus
  • Strong organizational skills, attention to detail.
  • Expert Excel and PowerPoint skills
  • Full understanding of the LE process (forecasting, investment)
  • Ability to confidently challenge managers across the business and to discuss / financial impacts with various departmental stakeholders
  • Advanced aptitude in problem solving
  • Demonstrates a mutual interest in customers goals and business
  • Strong leadership skills with proven ability to lead and manage
  • Excellent interpersonal, written and verbal communication skills
  • Strong knowledge of financial accounting and processes
  • Experience with creating reporting tools and budget
  • Appreciated previous experience:
  • Appreciated previous roles: Finance Manager, Controller, CFO, Financial Analyst, FP&A Manager, Finance Director

 

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