FP&A Team in Costa Rica is seeking a strong Team Lead to manage Corporate FP&A functions for NA, being an extension of Corporate Team in United States.
This is a critical role with high exposure to Executives levels, as the main stakeholders are the CFO, Senior Vice Presidents and Vice-Presidents, additionally this role will collaborate with finance teams across the North America region to improve and streamline planning and reporting functions through standardization of common functions.
Unique Selling Point of role why would candidate apply for your role
This position will provide opportunities to work in a dynamic environment, supporting 12 business units, managing complex processes and being able to have direct contact to Executives levels, as the main stakeholders are the CFO, Senior Vice Presidents and Vice-Presidents.
The person needs to be confident to explain financial results to Executive and being proactive to anticipate analysis / questions, as well as being a quick response to come back with more information as it requested.
Also, this person will be in charge of guidelines communication to the FP&A community, which means coordinating with multiple teams to get agreements and being able to summarize agreements.
Role description outline of key duties and responsibilities day to day and yearly targets, who will they liaise with on a daily basis i.
e. internally and externally
The successful candidate will be accountable for the following key duties and responsibilities :
Support monthly, quarterly and budget reporting and analysis for Regional North America.
Manage and support global and regional allocation for Regional North America.
Lead month end close, forecast, and budget process for Corporate Cost.
Manage monthly financial analysis report of Corporate Cost.
Lead meetings / explanatory conversation with Executive like CFO NA, SVP and VPs of business units.
Analyze financials for North America business units and Corporate functions to ensure proper decision making across NA.
Provide guidance to or gather explanations from BU Finance teams for all finance related increases, reductions, opportunities, etc.
Perform and approve BU or intercompany allocations, recharges.
Prepare end to end cost budgets for Corporate functions
Build Ad-hoc analysis reports to present different scenarios and solutions across BU's, Corporate NA or any other as needed.
Lead initiatives for continuous improvements in standardization, process efficiencies, and system automations
Collaborate with business, Group Finance and technical teams to improve data quality and forecasting processes.
Manage monthly Close and forecast processes using Hyperion and Oracle applications.
Adhoc needs for Corporate FP&A / CFO regarding Corporate costs
Lead a Team of 1 or 2 people, monitoring their performance and follow up on their development.
Adhere to service level agreements (SLAs) and performance metrics
Create and maintain desktop procedure documents for routine processes
Drive continuous improvements in forecast accuracy, process efficiencies, and system automations
Bachelor’s degree in Finance, Economics, Accounting or other related Bachelor degree
Master in Business Administration, Certified Public Accountant, other related Master degree preferred
6+ years of progressive experience in Finance
Strong business partnering skills with a focus on customer service and responsiveness, preferably experience supporting other finance professionals
Experience with month end processes and reporting, fixed assets, GL, account reconciliation and P&L analysis / variance explanations
Experience running forecast and budget processes.
Experience presenting and partnering with Senior Leader levels.
Strong analytical and problem solving skills.
Strong knowledge of financial reporting and analysis
Strong ability to work in system details as well as summarize and explain large amounts of information including variances to budget and forecast
Strong oral and written communication skills with the ability to effectively interact with all levels within the organization
Strong English fluency
Demonstrated ability to drive continuous improvement and solve problems in a team environment
Self-motivated with the ability to prioritize multiple projects under tight deadlines and work independently.
Integrity in research / analysis and commitment to accuracy
Strong Excel skill required; Experience / knowledge of financial systems and tools including OBIEE, Hyperion Planning / Essbase and Smartview preferred
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