Senior Opex Financial Analyst
Dun & Bradstreet, Inc.
Marlow, England
3d ago

Why We Work at Dun & Bradstreet

Life here at Dun & Bradstreet is changing for the better. With almost two centuries of experience and a new modern vibe, work at D&B has never been more exhilarating.

Our purpose is to grow the most valuable relationships in business by uncovering truth and meaning in data. We’re wildly passionate about our purpose, and it has us evolving everything we do from how we engage with our customers to how we energize one another.

So if you thrive in a fluid, agile culture but want the solidity of a storied and commanding brand, come join us!

About the role

Reporting to the UK&I Opex Finance Leader, this role has responsibility for supporting and providing stakeholder management to a number of UK functional leaders and teams, including Trade Credit Product, Customer Experience, Marketing and Finance.

Key responsibilities include :

  • Support the Trade Credit Line of Business (LOB), Customer Experience, Marketing and Finance functional leaders with regards to the control of their opex spend.
  • Prepare regular reports showing actual, plan and forecast variance and trend analysis, briefing functional leaders on how their opex spend is trending and identifying risks and opportunities that they face together with possible actions
  • Prepare annual plan and monthly forecast submission for each cost centre, liaising with both business partners and the US finance team
  • Monitor and manage month-end close for the above teams ensuring the accuracy of the month-end close, being able to explain any significant variances from forecast / plan
  • Provide ad hoc analysis as required
  • Assist in the maintenance and development of existing Opex team reporting processes, exploring options to drive process improvements and automate the flow of management reporting
  • Develop new methods of tracking marketing spend to enable it to be reported simply by LOB, marketing type and period
  • Responsible for supporting the Macro Market Insight (MMI) team with regards to managing monthly billing of Dun & Bradstreet network sister / partner markets and revenue tracking. This includes :
  • Running monthly reporting
  • Liaising with sales / order entry teams both locally and overseas to understand the nature of specific large deals and the revenue attributable to MMI
  • Communicating with both sister and partner markets to resolve any disagreements over the monthly charges
  • Responsible for the preparation of the quarterly MD&A (management) reporting to the US
  • Look at ways to improve the current opex planning / reporting processes to make them more efficient and effective
  • Assist with ad-hoc finance projects as they arise
  • What we’re looking for

    You should possess the following skills and experience :

  • Recently qualified CIMA / ACCA / ACA
  • A results-focused, self-motivated character who can operate well both within a team and when working alone
  • Strong Excel and financial system skills, including experience of financial modelling in Excel. Knowledge of, TM1 / Hyperion, Oracle, Business Objects & SFDC would be beneficial
  • Quick learner, who is happy to learn about complex systems and processes and can contribute commercial acumen in addition to core financial skills
  • An ability to challenge the status quo and drive process change in the way things are done
  • Strong communication skills. Confidence and maturity to represent finance at a leadership level
  • Excellent planning and organisation skills, together with a proactive, analytical approach. Demonstrable financial modelling experience is desired
  • Ability to manage workloads to strict reporting deadlines, as well as to react flexibly to changes in requirements
  • Experience of working in a matrixed organisation demonstrating effective influencing across the organisation to achieve results.
  • Dun & Bradstreet is an Equal Opportunity Employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, creed, sex, age, national origin, citizenship status, disability status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, pregnancy, genetic information, protected military and veteran status, ancestry, marital status, medical condition (cancer and genetic characteristics) or any other characteristic protected by law.

    We are committed to Equal Employment Opportunity and providing reasonable accommodations to applicants with physical and / or mental disabilities.

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