The Functional Cost Analyst supports the senior Functional Controller in a variety of activities such as periodic results analyses, budgeting & forecasting and developing driver- & activity based cost models which result in transparent and effective cost-control models world-wide.
- Analyze on a monthly basis the actual costs incurred by the Global Functional Controlling areas. This includes reviewing accruals and providing instructions to accounting on new postings, reversals and corrections in order to assure accurate and timely recognition of costs in line with IFRS.
- Prepare budgets and forecast together with the key stakeholders, you report back on financial performance compared to budget/targets based on (trend) analyses of key performance indicators and you develop models to provide more accurate forecasts.
- Using different data sources you will analyse the performance of the department and design and embed reports that provide transparency to your stakeholders in monthly and adhoc performance reviews. You work closely with your key stakeholders to understand the key cost drivers and both help and challenge them by illustrating the risks and opportunities.
- Assess strategic and operational initiatives on their added value by preparing business cases and track the performance of these initiatives into actual financial results, for example on strategic topics like in- vs. outsourcing of activities
- Contribute to the Global Functions control teams by supporting global transformations projects driven by Finance or the global function you are supporting, looking for ways to improve efficiency and sharing knowledge
- Bachelor's degree in Accounting, Finance, or Business Economics or an equivalent analytical study.
- Around 1-5 years of working experience in controlling, accounting or FP&A roles, preferably in a large, international corporate environment
- Excellent Excel skills, able to reduce complex and/or large volumes of data to a readable high level, experience in PowerPoint is an advantage
- Experience with SAP is a must. Experience with consolidation systems like HFM, SAPBPC is an advantage but not a prerequisite.
- Strong communication and interpersonal skills including fluent written and spoken English
- Naturally curious and analytical with an eye for detail.
- Able to work independently but also a keen team player who likes to share knowledge, learn and develop with a team
Perks & Benefits
- Perks & benefits:
- Attractive operational bonus
- Referral Program
- Medical care
- Additional Insurance
- Learning Cafeteria (incl. Percipio)
- Team Building Events
- CSR Initiatives
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