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Analyst Fp&a (M/F)


04.07.2022 | Porto | Referência: 2044013


Analyst Fp&a (M/F)


Your new company

Kantar is the world’s leading data, insights and consulting company. We understand more about how people think, feel, shop, share, vote and view than anyone else. Combining our expertise in human understanding with advanced technologies. Kantar’s 25,000 people based in more than 100 countries help the world’s leading organisations succeed and grow. Nobody knows people better than Kantar. We provide insight and inspiration to help our clients, our people and society to create and flourish in an extraordinary world. Kantar is building a world class delivery centre in Porto with finance, human resources and procurement professionals at its heart. Key investments in our technology and digital infrastructure have opened up opportunities for Kantar to deliver critical business services from a broader range of locations. Join us as we shape the future together.

Your new role

The Analyst, Financial Planning & Analysis (FP&A) role is part of a dynamic and integrated Regional Delivery Centre (RDC) Finance function (new Global Business Services (GBS) set up) delivering operational Finance specialist services. As part of the FP&A team, as a Analyst you will have the responsibility of partnering with the business and other finance teams to deliver accurate budgets, forecasts and reporting.

The Analyst will be required to execute the following responsibilities:

  • Playing a key role in the monthly, quarterly, annual processes.

  • Support the development of and management of the revenue plan, workforce plan and capital plan

  • Apply group guidelines and knowledge of Division to develop robust budgets and forecasts, as well as model iterations of the budget/ forecast based on changes to key drivers

  • Prepare insightful market analysis, highlighting key areas of opportunity and risk

  • Consolidation of key business key performance indicators (KPIs) for use of the Operating Board

  • Support the preparation and review of month end reporting packs, management reports, and other ad-hoc reports

  • Support the Divisional FP&A Manager with the preparation of weekly cashflow forecast and attend review meetings

  • Reviewing and analysing performance vs budget, latest estimate and last year

  • Work with the Accounting team to understand movement in numbers

  • Conducting variance analysis of actuals against budget and prior year numbers

  • Preparing ad hoc reports, simulations and sensitivity analysis

  • Use data to provide insight to areas of risk and opportunities to the financial results

  • Supporting Finance Team in cost analysis and investment decision making process

  • Conducting ad hoc analysis and modelling to inform business making decisions

  • Support leadership with identifying and deploying continuous improvement opportunities

  • Provide timely and consistent support to managers ensuring ownership and responsibilities remain in the appropriate places

  • Maintaining knowledge management and documentation to ensure managers and staff always have access to current and compliant documents and guidance

  • Championing Kantar’s and the Finance Function’s core values through the consistent utilization of policy and processes applying stop, think and consult as needed

  • Contributing to regular team meetings, 1-1's and performance reviews ensuring that own skills are aligned to team, department and Kantar requirements

  • Maintain close relationships with customer/stakeholder groups to ensure responsiveness to their needs and escalation to resolution of internal performance problems

  • Work closely with other process teams within the KBS organisation in the provision of support to business colleagues

  • Responsible for pro-active and regular communication with other areas of the KBS and the wider organisation

  • In the initial month, participate in knowledge transfer phase, virtually work and shadow people to understand local specific processes.

  • Responsible for developing and maintaining work instruction / standard operating procedures (SoPs) for your role.

What you'll need to succeed

Education/Primary Qualification

  • Relevant degree (accounting, finance, economics or business-related field)

Knowledge and Experience

  • Work experience in a similar role

Special Skills

  • Fluent English speaker, accurately able to read and write English and to communicate effectively with senior stakeholders and management

  • A proven ability to plan and prioritise own workload to meet tight deadlines

  • A strong financial modelling and analytical skills

  • Advanced skills in Excel

  • A high standard of accuracy with financial and statistical data

  • An ability to organise own work and to take initiative

  • Commercial awareness

  • Good communication/ interpersonal and influencing skills

  • A flexible approach and open to change

  • Ability to be proactive within a fast-paced dynamic environment

  • Willingness to work flexibly across geographic time zones during peak periods such as period end

  • Knowledge of key business process technologies, including Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) systems desirable.

What the company can offer you

At Kantar we have an integrated way of rewarding our people based around a simple, clear and consistent set of principles. Our approach helps to ensure we are market competitive and also to support a pay for performance culture, where your reward and career progression opportunities are linked to what you deliver. We go beyond the obvious, using intelligence, passion, and creativity to inspire new thinking and shape the world we live in. Apply for a career that’s out of the ordinary and join us. We want to create an equality of opportunity in a fair and supportive working environment where people feel included, accepted, and are allowed to flourish in a space where their mental health and well being is taken into consideration. We want to create a more diverse community to expand our talent pool, be locally representative, drive diversity of thinking and better commercial outcomes. We believe in the importance of coming together as teams in an office environment, it helps us create communities and builds a sense of belonging. Kantar offers flexible ways of working (hybrid working) based on the inherent value of being available to collaborate, work creatively and to learn from others when working together in one location.

Next step

Please share with us you English resume if you match these skills and have the willingness to join this ambitious project at Kantar.