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Global Financial Planning and Analysis - Director

  • : €130k - €150k + Benefits and Bonus
  • : Permanent
  • : Amsterdam - Netherlands
  • : eCommerce

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Job Specification

Global Financial Planning and Analysis (FP&A), Director

Our client is a fast-growing, global leader within the online / e-commerce arena, encompassing multiple brands operating from over 20 physical locations and a truly global presence. This role presents a significant challenge and opportunity for anyone who joins the business.

Reporting into the CFO your key responsibilities are to ensure the financial analysis is relevant, insightful and forward-looking, aligning with the highest priority business objectives, and having specific focus on guidance to senior leadership.

  • Provide senior leaders of the different brands and entities within the group, with timely analysis and the information, intelligence and recommendations they need to make major operational, financial, and strategic decisions
  • Lead the monthly financial reporting process and be responsible for developing improved financial reports, forecast models, financial statements variance analysis, and other financial performance tools.
  • Taking ownership of the annual budgeting and financial forecasting processes
  • Act as a Senior Business Partner to different geographical regions to monitor performance indicators, highlighting trends and analysis of unexpected variance to offer strategic advice and help them deliver on financial commitments
  • Help to drive efficiencies, understand ROI of new projects and potential ROI of strategic investments
  • Lead the development of financial models to support strategic initiatives
  • Support Senior Management from FP&A perspective to assist in implementing broader strategies
  • Manage key stakeholders across all levels to understand business needs in order to influence better decisions that drive results


  • Proven work experience as an FP&A, Senior Financial Manager or similar role
  • Hands-on experience with financial and statistical software
  • Expertise in MS Excel (creating spreadsheets and using advanced formulas)
  • Familiarity with finance databases
  • Experience of working with financial planning tools (Cognos, HFM, Anaplan, Tagetik)
  • Understanding of Enterprise Resource Planning systems (ERP)
  • Up-to-date with accounting laws and regulations
  • Excellent analytical skills
  • Ability to present financial data using detailed reports and charts (expert proficiency with PowerPoint is essential)
  • Demonstrable strategic thinking skills
  • Confidentiality in handling sensitive financial information
  • Bachelor degree in Finance, Accounting, Economics or similar
  • Relevant post-graduate certification (e.g. CFA / CPA) is a plus


  • Global experience gained in a growth company, ideally operating within the e-Commerce, internet or digital economy sector
  • Strong analytic skills and a successful track record in a fast paced, fluid environment
  • Demonstrable track record of building and developing high performing teams over a period of time
  • Proven ability to work in an unstructured environment using influencing and collaborative skills to drive and implement the global finance strategy
  • Deep experience managing a global FP&A team in a diverse and multi-faceted organistation
  • Ideally some experience conducting company valuations and / or process re-engineering

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