FP&A Analyst with German Skills
Founded in 1898, The Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company manufactures its products in 48 facilities in 21 countries, and has one of the most recognizable brand names in the world. Its global headquarters is in Akron, Ohio, USA.
In Romania, Goodyear Dunlop is present since 1999 and it is represented by two different legal entities, Goodyear Dunlop Tires (Sales Office) and Goodyear Dunlop Tires Operations.
Goodyear Dunlop Tires Operations Romania is the Global Business Services Center of Goodyear Dunlop EMEA. The GBS Center in Bucharest started back in July 2011. The core mission of the Center has always been to provide internal customer satisfaction with the shared responsibility of delivery - Driving performance as ONE TEAM.
Bachelor's degree in the field of finance or business management.
Previous finance experience in a multinational company
Accounting professional accreditation
Knowledge of FP&A - previous experience in a role providing numerical analysis and reporting.
Analytical skills and business acumen
Experience working with large amounts of data.
Knowledge & Skills:
Previous experience working with SAP, EDW (Cognos) would be a benefit, but not essential.
Good knowledge of Microsoft Excel and the ability to work with high volumes of financial data accurately.
Ability to work as part of a remote team.
Strong communication skills with an ability to listen effectively and articulate queries.
Fluent spoken and written English.
At least medium level of German skills.
Primary Purpose of the Position:
Provide accurate and timely Financial Reporting
Preparation and submission of Financial Forecasts
Working with the Country / Cluster teams and interfacing with the Shared Service Centre team to provide routine
and ad-hoc finance support
Identification and implementation of process improvements and standardization
Principle Duties and Responsibilities:
First level analysis of financial reporting to identify and explain reasons behind variances to forecast, plan or previous
Preparation of standard reporting packs for country management review
Creation of forecast scenarios based upon provided parameters
Preparing scenarios to achieve targeted results
Preparation of forecast reports to identify assumptions, surplus/gaps to target
Work as the bridge between the Country / Cluster teams and the Shared Service Centre SSC.
Translating queries in to requests for the SSC.
Flexible work ethic, able to support multiple countries and peak periods.
Process Improvements - Standardization
Work to identify opportunities for automatization or standardization
Copy best practice from co-workers and share new methods identified
Active participation in implementation of new procedures
Performance of tasks against agreed Service Levels and Metrics
Maintenance of process documentation
Provide cover for other team members to support vacation or sickness