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DIRECTOR FP & A EMEA

HADDENHAM, GB, HP17 8LB

Position Overview

 

The Director FP&A - EMEA provides complex and insightful financial analysis, leadership and reporting in support of business unit leadership’s understanding of actual performance, financial forecasts, and the annual planning processes (budget and long-term plan). The Director will also play an active role working with the FP&A Center of Excellence (CoE) in streamlining and optimizing FP&A processes through project level engagement with various teams.

This role is division facing and will be the main business partner on all FP&A related activities with support from the CoE. The Director will be required to build and manage strong relationships across Corporate and Commercial finance teams and gain alignment on determining how to best support priorities and goals.  Actively identifies ways to eliminate non-value work and looks for ways to innovate new ways to drive insight for the business while adhering to standardized approaches across Global FP&A.  This role will be based in the UK to support the local business unit and will report into the Director Global FP&A at McCormick’s global headquarters.

 

Dimension

 

This role is a critical and highly visible role with Regional Leadership teams and top finance executives in the Company. The successful candidate will have experience and be comfortable interacting and presenting to the highest levels of the organization. The FP&A Director – EMEA plays a pivotal role as the interface to Corporate and the business. This role is required to build trusted relationships across the finance organization and will be overseeing the production of plans, budgets, forecasts, management reporting and commentary in addition to in-depth fact-based analysis to drive performance. This is a lead role, requiring thorough knowledge of technical financial analysis tools and methods, including an advanced knowledge of critical business issues and their impact on financial results to build a specialist capability able to support the business. Needs to have a deep understanding of trends in the industry, including internal and external factors affecting the business to provide clear direction to the FP&A CoE and business teams.

 

Accountabilities

 

  • Works collaboratively with EMEA business unit leadership to plan, execute and consolidate the annual planning (budget and long-term plan) and forecast processes. This includes identifying opportunities and gaps to plans and helping leadership to drive actions and solves.  Works with the FP&A CoE and commercial finance teams on assembling, analyzing, and presenting financial information.
  • Own the EMEA monthly and quarterly results, quarterly forecast, and annual Budget reporting timetables and processes.  Coordinate and prepare the EMEA Quarterly Business Reviews and annual Budget / LTP presentations to the McCormick Management Committee as well as annual Board of Director presentations.
  • Works with the FP&A CoE on global initiatives to advance and improve forecasting and planning processes through process redesign, technology improvements, and/or training of finance staff. This includes developing the process and procedures for utilizing standardized global financial tools and changes in the way the planning or analytical processes are employed.
  • Ensure integrity, financial control, SOX compliance, and proper approvals and accounting treatment in line with policies and procedures for all related key activities
  • Helps give direction and indirectly manages CoE analyst and supports the talent and capability within the team to include input into the CoE analyst’s talent management processes and employee development.
  • Bridging of actual results to forecast, budget and prior year, as applicable, ensuring all major P&L components are properly recorded and adequately explained and communicated.  Participating actively in projects and ad-hoc analysis/questions related to divisional reporting, pricing, COGS, etc.

 

Qualifications

 

  • BA/BS in Accounting or Finance

  • 7+ years finance experience with a minimum of 5+ years of senior level financial planning / analysis, commercial / sales finance or accounting experience required.

  • Experience in budgeting, forecasting and financial analysis.

    In-depth knowledge of FP&A.

  • Working knowledge of sub-functions across Finance Function (Shared Services, Commercial Finance in Units/Regions, Finance & Treasury, Tax, etc.)

  • Strong theoretical and practical knowledge of financial and analytical techniques required.

  • Experience of working in a multi-site, multi-currency consumer goods organization.

  • Ability to influence and interact effectively with all levels and areas of the organization is required.

  • Adaptability - Work well under constant pressure and critical deadlines.

  • Proven experience to be able to articulate difficult ideas and concepts through concise verbal and/or written communication

  • Excellent theoretical and practical knowledge of financial and analytical techniques

  • Proven ability to apply discretion and prioritize competing agendas

  • Proven experience in being able to build and sustain trusted relationships with senior stakeholders

  • Strong technical Finance understanding and business acumen

  • Proven ability to interpret data, order and assess its value and present the findings to the relevant stakeholders concisely

  • Microsoft Office with strong Excel and Power Point skills.

  • Strategic Thinking

  • Personal and team leadership

  • Influence

  • Innovation

 

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