Finance Analyst (FP&A)

Ireland

About ACRE

ACRE are aligned with key industry evolution, focusing on authentication, infrastructure, and the convergence of systems and technologies to support future-proofing customers through the advancement of value-based solutions that deliver superior, seamless user experiences.

Operating efficiently worldwide, ACRE take care in delivering exceptional security and transmission solutions that safeguard peace of mind across a broad variety of customer application needs including banking, education, healthcare, retail, and more.

Our core values focus on a culture of empowerment in a collaborative environment. Combined with a forward-thinking market approach that aims to deliver high-performance results, we ensure to first approach every solution through the viewpoint of our customers. These characteristics are the distinctive marks of ACRE and the foundation of our drive to become the number one solutions provider in the markets we serve.

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Summary

Under the guidance of “Head of Financial Planning & Analysis”, the successful candidate will cover group controlling and management reporting tasks. The Finance Analyst (FP&A) will serve as a strong interface between FP&A and Accounting functions, and act as a business partner for Operations.

Our organization transforms from a traditional security company to a leading services provider in our industry engaging with end users as well as partner community with a best-in-class engagement model based on recurring services and a supporting hardware portfolio. Some expertise and background in the transition of financial models from “make, sell and ship” to subscription-based models has already been gathered.

The position will support our financial transition from a traditional make, sell and ship business to an integrated business operation based on legacy business operations as well as a pure XaaS services business element. The incumbent is expected to display an active hands-on and can-do approach in the areas responsible for.

Duties and Responsibilities include the following, but are not limited to:

Provide in-depth analysis on business performance, working closely with the FP&A manager to emphasise the implications of the numbers and suggested actions

Involved in the provision of key business insight into material cost development, identify product, supplier and pricing trends that drive financial performance. Monitor and highlight the interdependencies between business decisions and contribution margin evolution (incl. simulation and scenario planning)

Support of the periodical inventory valuation process and coordinate counter-measures with Operations to reduce inventory obsolescence.

Support quarterly forecasting and annual budget preparation, ensuring quality of all financial & non-financial inputs

Work as a finance business partner with assigned departments to budget, forecast and monitor expenditures.

Support in analysing and commenting financial results and company performance, variance analysis, preparation of periodical business review presentations

Education and/or Experience

  • Qualified Controller
  • Bachelor’s or Master’s in Finance and / or Controlling, or degree in a related field
  • 5+ years controlling experience within a Finance organisation and / or similar
  • SAP experience (MM/FI/CO)
  • Experience with SaaS (software-as-a-service)-based financial planning/reporting
  • Proficient with Microsoft Office with advanced Excel skills
  • Financial and analytical acumen with the ability to interrogate large data sets and come to sound, logical recommendations & conclusions
  • Experience with data mining, BI and predictive analytics tools a distinct advantage

Competences

  • Planning and organisation skills, ability to plan and prioritise work schedule and work within agreed timescales
  • Self-motivated with the ability to work independently and pro-actively
  • Ability to work in an agile environment with ad-hoc, project-based activities
  • Work collaboratively across different finance teams, particularly the reporting and financial business partnering teams
  • Social competence to facilitate the development and maintenance of effective working relationships with all finance and business customers
  • Storytelling and communication skills and comfortable working cross-functionally throughout the business
  • Demonstrated ability to set priorities, be flexible and manage multiple tasks/projects simultaneously
  • Ability and willingness to take responsibility for results and to recommend solutions to challenges
  • Ability to think creatively and be resourceful within the context of financial planning
  • Excellent command of the English language both written and verbal
  • Practical knowledge of electronics and the manufacturing processes a plus

Work Requirements

  • Some travel and fieldwork potentially including international travel
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