Financial Planning Analyst
Brand : Estée Lauder Companies
The FP&A Team in the UK is responsible for budgeting, forecasting & commercial analytics for each of our brands and also for the consolidated UK Region.
It is divided into 3 teams which work very closely together and rotation between the teams is encouraged :
Brand FP&A :
Central FP&A Centres of Excellence
Brand FP&A is responsible for all elements of a brand(s) P&L, supporting the Business Manager with for budgeting, monthly forecasting & commercial analysis working directly with the London brand management teams.
Central FP&A comprises several Centres of Excellence which are dedicated analytics capabilities delivering timely, relevant and powerful analyses with actionable insights across all areas of the P&L and for our key channels, supporting several teams : Brands, Business Transformation, UK Regional Management & Functional Leaders.
Regional FP&A manages the consolidation and timely submission of budgets, monthly estimates across all brands, liaising directly with the New York Corporate Finance Team and performs cross brand analytics to support Regional Management
This particular vacancy is in Brand FP&A and will be supported the business manager for a cluster of brands
Brand FP&A :
Planning and Monthly Estimate
Evaluates financial impact of strategic choices, supporting long range planning process
Working with the brand teams & business manager, delivers the annual budget & monthly estimate, ensuring timely completion of all required schedules and upload into consolidation system
Full P&L and CAPEX responsibility
Proposes accruals (actual postings done by separate RTR team)
Ensures integrity of accounts and performs variance analysis in line with Corporate deadlines
Upholds accounting principles and ensures proper processes are adhered to within the brand teams
Business Partnering & Performance Management
Ensures relevant, accurate financial and commercial reporting is delivered to brand teams; including oversight of reporting issued by other brand teams
Meets with cost centre managers to review performance and forecast, ensuring gaps are identified & addressed and that forward forecast is correct
Supports brands with effective resource allocation, highlighting opportunities to reduce / optimise spend, looking at return on investment of specific initiatives and profitability across doors / channels / categories
Qualified ACA / ACCA / CIMA
Strong verbal & written communication skills including communicating with non finance teams
Excellent Excel & Powerpoint skills
Ability to effectively plan & prioritise work, meeting deadlines in fast paced environment with high level of first time accuracy
Strong analytical skills, questions data & looks for root cause
Adaptable and willing to support change
Job : Finance & Accounting
Primary Location : Europe, Middle East, Africa-GB-ENG-Fareham
Job Number : 1918791
Estee Lauder Companies is an equal opportunities employer. We positively encourage applications from suitably qualified and eligible candidates regardless of sex, race, disability, age, sexual orientation, gender reassignment, religion or belief, marital status, or pregnancy and maternity.