Financial Consolidation Analyst - FTC 12 Months

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Job Location: ​Greenford​

Company Description:

Ferrero is a family-owned company with a truly progressive and global outlook and iconic brands such as Nutella®, Tic Tac®, Ferrero Rocher®, Raffaello®, Kinder Bueno® and Kinder Surprise®. As the love for our brands continues to grow, so too does our global reach. Represented in more than 50 countries, with products sold in more than 170, the Ferrero Group is loved by generations around the world. The secret to our global success? 38,767  dedicated employees who celebrate care and quality to craft a business, careers and brands we are proud of. Join us, and you could be one of them.

Ferrero is committed to building a diverse and inclusive culture in which all employees feel welcomed and appreciated and have the same opportunities. We believe all of our people are equally talented in their own way. In nurturing the curiosity and natural abilities of our employees, we provide them, generation after generation, the means to succeed personally and professionally, enabling them to craft their journey at Ferrero. The diversity of our talents is what makes our work environment multicultural, innovative and highly rewarding.

About the Role:

We are currently seeking a Financial Consolidation Analyst to join our Finance Team in Greenford, West London. In this role, you will be responsible for preparing and reviewing consolidated accounting information for one of our key brands. This includes quarterly management accounts, year-end statutory accounts, financial plans, and overseeing the development of reporting spreadsheets. Your role will be pivotal in ensuring the timely completion and consolidation of monthly, weekly, and quarterly management accounts and financial plans.

This opportunity is well-suited for individuals who are in the early stages of their finance careers and aspire to progress further. While a specific accountancy qualification is not required, candidates should have a financial background and a degree in finance or a related field. Proficiency in managing complex spreadsheets and some reporting experience are essential.

Joining the Ferrero finance team comes with numerous advantages. You'll have the chance to make a real impact from day one, building stakeholder relationships and contributing new ideas and process improvements. We are
dedicated to nurturing talent and offer various career paths within Finance. Furthermore, you'll have the opportunity to carry out your financial role in a dynamic and supportive environment.

Main Responsibilities:

  In this role, you will actively engage in reporting activities on a weekly, monthly, and quarterly basis. Your focus will be on providing comprehensive analysis and a deep understanding of key business issues.

You will also play a pivotal role in assisting with the consolidation and coordination of reporting through the Financial Planning & Analysis function within this area. The aim is to ensure consistency and enhance the value of the data. This includes activities such as aligning and consolidating Profit and Loss (P&L) data and conducting functional analyses. Furthermore, your responsibilities will involve a keen understanding of P&L Key Performance Indicators (KPIs).

You'll be
responsible for reporting on these KPIs on both a weekly and monthly basis. This will encompass aspects like Weekly Sales and the P&L package, covering actual figures, budgets, forecasts, and long-term plans. In addition, you will actively contribute to the planning of budgets and forecasts, adhering to established guidelines and Group cost structures. Your role will also involve compiling budgetary and fiscal data received from various departments to prepare revenue reports.

Collaboration will be a key aspect of your work, as you will work closely with the Consolidation Controller to standardize communication with other Business Partners, particularly those in Industrial and Commercial roles.

Lastly, you will play a vital part in cultivating and driving a culture of strong financial controls, compliance, and adherence to regulatory frameworks. Your efforts will help ensure that these essential financial principles are
embraced and upheld within the organisation.

Who we are looking for:

In this role, you will be expected to bring  experience in reporting and consolidating to the table, along with a finance degree to support your qualifications. Proficiency in advanced Excel, including hands-on experience with Power BI or Power Query would be desirable, in addition to HFM/Essbase Knowledge.

Your excellent communication skills, both written and verbal, will be put to good use, as will your ability to consistently meet tight deadlines. Your strong organisational abilities will be essential in managing tasks effectively, while your capacity for data analysis and impactful presentation skills will be highly valued. Furthermore, you will have the opportunity to showcase your confidence when presenting to senior stakeholders.

How to be successful in the role and at Ferrero:

Consumers, quality and care are at the heart of everything we do. So, to be successful at Ferrero, you’ll need to be just as consumer and product centric as we are - dedicated to crafting brilliant results for consumers around the world. 

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