Financial Planning & Analysis (FP&A) Manager – Group Finance

Location   Netherlands

Position    Hybrid working

Location: Amsterdam/ London/ Jersey/ Hybrid working

Purpose of Role

ZEDRA is a very dynamic business in its growth phase and is actively engaged in acquisitions and growing its platform. This role is responsible for supporting this growth and focuses on the development, optimisation and maintenance of meaningful and effective financial management reporting for the ZEDRA Group and support accounting and administrative functions of ZEDRA.

Key areas of focus will be the provision and development of a suite of financial MI, which drives business performance and assists with strategic decisions, including the provision of funding, capital and liquidity modelling.

The Group Finance team is lean and responsible for overseeing the finance reporting operations, requiring diplomacy, clear planning and communication skills and a style that reflects the entrepreneurial nature of the firm. The structure is flat and the role encompasses opportunities to be involved in strategic activities across financial reporting, strategic planning and ad hoc investor requests.

The position requires close collaboration with personnel across the ZEDRA Group; working collaboratively with Local Finance teams and ZEDRA Technology & Operations will be critical to the role.

Key Accountabilities

The role holder will:

    • Provide all Financial Management Information and Business Intelligence Information and work with colleagues to manage the Budget and Performance Reporting timetable, process and deliverables.
    • Develop and maintain the Group’s finance reporting capabilities and coordinate, analyse and report the financial performance for the ZEDRA Group. They will ensure compliance with MI protocols and interrogate data where warranted.
    • Contribute to the strategic direction of the ZEDRA Group businesses through driving performance and identifying additional areas for performance improvement.
    • Work closely with Group FP&A Analytics team and Group BI to utilize data to drive insight in financial and profitability metrices.
    • Develop and continually improve budgeting, financial forecast and provide insight around financial modelling, forecasts and profitability.
    • Provide active support in relation to business, financial and operational planning, partnering departments and teams.
    • Assist with the integration of acquisitions and their understanding of the Management Information requirements.
    • Ensure delivery of commitments, including inputs to Board Reporting and Group Reporting, to agreed deadlines and to a high standard.
    • Producing ad hoc financial analyses/reporting across all areas of the business.

Use of Technology & Process Improvement

The role holder will a proponent for the use of Technology, encouraging others across the ZEDRA Group to adopt more efficient processes and techniques as they are developed. This is likely to involve working closely with members of the Technology, Operations and Finance team, in particular in the development of MI analysis tools.

Ad Hoc

The role holder is a key member of a small team and will be involved in ad hoc projects and assisting in other areas of finance as the demands of the Group and team require.

Knowledge and Experience

Professional and Technical Experience

    • Knowledge of Financial reporting and Accounting, preferable a qualified accountant.
    • Expertise in business planning & financial analysis.
    • Strong Financial reporting experience including knowledge of IFRS.

Competencies

    • Results orientated.
    • Process expertise, potentially gained in an operational environment.
    • Ability to prioritise competing delivery within tight timescales.
    • Ability to work collaboratively across multiple functions, diverse stakeholder and group interactions.

Experience

    • Minimum of 4-6 years of relevant analytical FP&A experience.
    • Experience working in a dynamic environment and ability to adapt to change.
    • Relevant professional experience in investment banking, private equity, or management consulting. Direct investing experience with a private equity fund, fund of funds, institutional investor, sovereign wealth fund, or similar entity.
    • Experience working in a dynamic environment and ability to adapt to change.
    • Significant analytical skillset, including the utilization of BI and reporting tools.
    • Excellent communication skills with ability to build relationships.
    • Strong influencing and interpersonal skills.
    • High level of commercial acumen.
    • Advanced financial modelling skills including very strong excel modelling skills; Proficient computer skills (MS Excel, & PowerBI).
    • Knowledge of Workday/Adaptive and Navision is beneficial.
    • Experience in financial service industry and proven track record of quickly understanding complex content.

Personal Attributes

    • A finance professional who can lead by example with regard to behaviors and professionalism.
    • Diplomatic, collegiate manner in dealing with all stakeholders.

Academic and Professional Qualifications

    • Degree level.
    • Qualified accountant (ACA, ACCA, CIMA) with at least 2-5 years post qualification experience.

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