Group Finance FP&A Senior Manager

  • Negotiable EUR
  • Dublin, Leinster, Ireland Dublin Leinster IE
  • Permanent, Full time
  • Fidelity International
  • 31 Aug 18 2018-08-31

Reporting to the Group FP&A Associate Director, you will support a wide range of planning and analysis activities, including financial modelling, across the Office of the Chairman. You will work with stakeholders across the organisation to provide a comprehensive analytical service on a wide range of matters from start to finish.

Department Description

Group FP&A provides a multi-disciplinary approach to decision support across the Office of the Chairman which brings together the Group-level entities and activities which support FIL Limited, as distinct from those which are specific to either Eight Roads or Fidelity International. The Office of the Chairman includes a small number of Senior Advisers, whose experience and expertise is available to the Chairman and, as appropriate, other senior executives to advise on matters of significance to the FIL Board.

The Group FP&A function has a strategic role influencing many aspects of decision making, comprehensively but succinctly supporting a wide-range of stakeholders on often technical and complex matters. The Group FP&A function is also a key linkage between Financial Services and Eight Roads businesses, aggregating and consolidating financial plans as well as independently challenging and supporting key initiatives.

Purpose of your role

Reporting to the Group FP&A Associate Director, you will support a wide range of planning and analysis activities across the Office of the Chairman. The successful candidate will work with stakeholders across the organisation to provide a comprehensive analytical service on a wide range of matters from start to finish. Requests for support will often be ad-hoc in nature across a diverse range of subjects, requiring a high quality response in an efficient manner.

Key stakeholders and responsibilities

  • Financial modelling
    • Responsible for the ownership, management and development of detailed central forecasting models (e.g. Group Capital Model)
    • Produce consolidated long-term forecasts on a quarterly basis encompassing cash flow, balance sheet and returns covering the underlying businesses
    • Participation in automation and reporting improvement initiatives
  • Financial Analysis
    • Provide comprehensive analysis from a financial stand-point
    • Apply appropriate analytical techniques across a broad range of topics
    • Provide modelling support for Corporate Activity
  • Reporting
    • Quarterly capital and balance sheet reporting to Board Committees
    • Development of regular reporting output to key stakeholders
    • Group stress-testing reporting and analysis

Experience and Qualifications Required

  • Strong verbal and written communication skills
  • Robust analytical and numerate ability (including modelling skills) coupled with a commercial outlook; used to helping a business achieve its objectives
  • Persuasive, succeeding through influence and good judgement.
  • Good planning, prioritisation, problem solving and organisational skills; good experience of anticipating needs and communicating continuously, taking care of details, keeping stakeholders well informed of status/progress.
  • Strong visual communication in terms of presentation material, with well-developed client-facing interpersonal skills with good presence, used to dealing with all levels of seniority.
  • A resilient questioning approach; ability to spot, investigate and explain irregularities.
  • Self-motivated, energetic with strong attention to detail.
  • A team player with a "can-do" attitude and the ability to work intensively with a full sense of ownership of the work product at all times.
  • Flexibility to work in a changing environment.
  • Good team player used to successfully working and collaborating with colleagues within the department and across the wider Fidelity organisation
  • Understanding of corporate finance techniques
  • Natural curiosity about capital structures and technical design thereof
  • The ability to link operational with accounting issues.