Senior Analyst, Financial Planning & Analysis (BE)

Louvain-La-Neuve, Belgium

RESPONSIBILITIES 

  • Lead the development and maintenance of complex financial models for budgeting, forecasting, and scenario planning from P&L to cashflow to SaaS metrics and KPIs. Utilize advanced techniques and best practices to ensure model accuracy, efficiency, and scalability.
  • Conduct financial analysis to identify and explain trends, variances, and potential opportunities and risks in the business. 
  • Prepare insightful reports and presentations to communicate financial data and recommendations to management and internal stakeholders.
  • Assist with the production and advancement of the monthly board reporting pack and commentary.
  • Assist with the production of our annual budget and forecasting process. 
  • Conduct analysis of historical data, current contracts and cost structures and work with the wider business to generate reliable financial forecasts and scenario simulations.
  • Cultivate strong internal relationships across the business to support and provide problem-solving solutions.
  • Monitor and analyse actual financial performance against budget and forecasts and conduct monthly business partnering meetings to assist the business to understand their performance and provide support.
  • Work with the Data & Analytics team and the wider business to develop current reporting to provide greater insight and metrics across the business.
  • Support the ongoing implementation and optimisation of Oracle Netsuite (ERP).
  • Collaborate with the accounting team to ensure accurate and timely financial reporting.

SKILLS/EXPERIENCE 

  • 3+ years of experience in financial planning and analytics.
  • 8+ years of experience as a finance professional
  • Strong analytical and problem-solving skills and a strong attention to detail.
  • You are advanced in financial modelling using Excel and other relevant software (e.g., VBA or Power Query for Excel) and have a strong understanding of ERPs, CRMs and related products.
  • You have experience of supporting commercial/business teams in decision-making analysis.
  • You are collaborative and work well with teams and individuals, you are a strong communicator and can convey ideas to financial and non-financial audiences alike.
  • You have experience of working in a global environment with colleagues dispersed around different continents, with multiple entities and operating environments around the world, and you’re comfortable with European and US based businesses.
  • You are fluent in English.
  • Integrity and work-ethic is paramount to everything you do
  • Whist you are a finance professional, you also have a keen interest in commercial aspects of businesses and their underlying mechanics for success and growth. 
  • Experience in the SaaS industry is a major plus, as is working under Private Equity ownership
  • You thrive in high growth, fast paced environments, are a self-starter and take ownership of your work and projects.
  • Ability to travel, based on business needs