Senior Financial Planning Analyst - German Speaking

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Walker Hamill
London and Berlin
£45,000 - £60,000 depending on experience
01 Nov 2018
15 Nov 2018
Professional / Specialist
Accounting, Analyst, Finance, Strategy
FMCG / Retail
Contract Type
English, German

An exciting opportunity exists for a German speaking Senior Financial Planning Analyst to join an incredibly successful global retail company. The successful candidate will be spear-heading the region's financial results analysis, forecast, annual and long term budgeting process. A significant experience in the retail industry is required. The role will be located in London for 6 months, before relocation to Berlin.

  • Analyse Business performance vs plan and monitor performance indicators
  • Highlight trends and analyse causes of unexpected variance
  • Prepare reports to the Board jointly with COO
  • Re-assess expected financial performance on a monthly basis
  • Propose corrective actions as needed in case of variance with target
  • Liaises with Business leaders accordingly
  • Lead internal discussions around near-term and long-term financial planning and help COO and other leaders to make critical decisions
  • Prepare annual Budget and midterm Business Plan
  • Play a key role in identifying and driving strategic initiatives
  • Prepare Business Cases to support investment decision making and support the Management team on all financial matters
  • Maintain and develop reporting, budget and IT planning tools (Excel, Hyperion)
  • Play a key role in educating managers on financial aspects (budgets, costs savings etc…)
  • Educated to master's degree level/MBA or be a qualified accountant
  • Fluent in German and English
  • Previous experience in a commercial finance role
  • Significant experience in retail/apparel industry
  • Previous experience working in an international environment
  • Strong analytical skills
  • Advanced Excel and SAP skills 
  • Ability to establish relationships at all levels in the business
  • Very good communication and interpersonal skills. At ease in speaking in front of an audience.
  • Strong work ethic and integrity
  • Business and results oriented

Walker Hamill has been a specialist finance and strategy recruiter for almost 30 years. We have an extensive client group, including major multinational listed companies, private equity-backed businesses and privately owned, early stage ventures. We recruit across all sectors, but have particularly strong client relationships in media, retail, pharma/biotech, technology, property/real estate, leisure and business services. We have offices in the UK, Switzerland and Australia. For further information, please see

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