Business Analyst - Kipling
As Business Analyst Kipling for the EMEA region, you will support the Brand Finance organization in reporting and analysing the actual results, forecast updates and budgets proposals.
You will also act as the operational business partner and primary financial data resource for the Brand Management.
The financial brand analysis and reporting will be your focus (analysing sales and standard margin, delivering financial overview of direct brand expenses, financial analysis for the DTC channels).
Furthermore, you will deliver the input for the monthly forecasts & yearly plan through the reporting tool (IMPC) and deliver brand reports, as determined by Brand and Finance Management.
To achieve the goals of the department you will work closely together with your colleagues of the Finance department as well as the Brand Management and report directly to the Manager of Business Analysis Kipling.
Objective of the job:
Operational Business Partner and primary financial data resource for Brand ManagementResponsible for financial brand analysis and reportingWorking closely together with Brand Retail Analyst on DTC financialsResponsible for Sales and Standard Margin analysisResponsible for financial overview of royalties and direct brand expenses incl. staff, selling expenses, commissions, advertising, samples, T&E etc.Input of forecast & plan in reporting tool (IMPC)Brand Reports and ad hoc support, as determined by Brand and Senior Management
Key job responsibilities and accountability:
Forecast, Budget and 5 Year Plan process:
Collect budget data from Country/Channel & HR managementPrepare sales budgets by country and channelPrepare departemental expense budgetsInput and maintain budgets in IMPC at country and channel levelManage the preparation of the yearly budgets and Plan Assumptions Review packageManage the preparation of the 5 Year Plan
Analyse monthly results by country and channel in cooperation with the Manager of BA, Accounting and Reporting departmentMonthly follow-up of Actual results vs Forecast, Budget and Prior YearAnalyse and understand financial variances of the Actual results and Forecast vs Plan and Prior YearCollect and consolidate input on sales data and order book by channel, by month, by seasonFollow-up on brand expenses including marketing expenses and commitments and T&EUnderstand and validate royalty income calculation from Licensee partnersInput forecast in IMPC at country levelPrepare monthly results reports to ManagementSend out daily at-once report and track shipments vs. Forecast
Assist in ad-hoc analysis on request of European or Corporate managementHave understanding of standard costing and variancesHave understanding of inventory levels, AR and Adjustments to Margin
Supervisor: Manager of Business Analysis Kipling EMEA
Bachelor or Master Degree in Finance, Accounting or Economics1-3 years experience in Controlling, Budgeting and/or Reporting, preferably in a multinational environment under US GAAP.You drive for execution through clear business understandingYou have strong priority management skillsYou are able to cope with deadlines and evolving workloadYou have proficient communication skills and a customer service attitudeYou are accurate and pro-activeYou have an analytical mindsetYou are a team playerYou are ambitious and eager to learnYou have good working knowledge of computer systems with emphasis on Microsoft Office (especially Excel)Experience with AS400, Cognos, SAP (FICO) is an assetFluent in English, spoken as well as writtenStrong work ethic with ability to work independently