Corporate Acquisitions and Financial Planning Manager

Job description

We are looking for a passionate, energetic leader to join our Finance Team, reporting directly to the CFO. This role will be highly visible, and you will be charged with responsibilities such as the, execution of period forecast, business review process, provide critical analysis, thought leadership and recommendations to the CFO. The successful candidate will be required to perform ad-hoc analysis (e.g. financial, strategic, operational, and organisational) and to support special projects. You will help to drive the analysis which provides the basis for informed corporate and management decision-making. This is a new role in the company, so the chosen candidate will have a direct role in shaping a world class planning and analysis function coupled with an exposure to M&A and post-merger integration. 

 

 

What you will really be doing

 

  • Analyse complex financial information and reports to provide accurate and timely financial recommendations to management for decision making purposes
  • Control, deliver and monitor monthly, quarterly and annual financial management reports for individual group companies and on consolidated basis
  • Develop and monitor key performance indicators, highlighting trends and analysing causes of unexpected variances
  • Analyse current and past trends including all areas of revenue, cost of sales, expenses and capital expenditures
  • Develop and enhance performance metrics based on upcoming business/product developments
  • Develop financial models and analyses to support strategic initiatives for example: ongoing and future acquisitions, more specifically creation and/or support of business plan creations for newly acquired businesses, in close cooperation with other departments
  • Drive continued developments of Budgeting, Financial Forecasting, Operational Planning and Modelling tools
  • Drive efficiencies in all FP & A by evaluating processes and understand return on investments at multiple levels, for example marketing campaigns, new pricing campaigns, new product/projects/corporate acquisitions, etc.
  • Perform ad-hoc reporting and analysis on a variety of projects
  • Prepare recommendations for Management Committee and members of Management team as needed
  • Actively participate in pre-acquisition financial (and other) due diligence, evaluation of business plans and post-acquisition integration as needed
  • Support the due diligence and analysis efforts around M & A activity
  • Build credibility and partnership by providing financial intelligence, being responsive and solution-oriented. Work collaboratively with others within and outside of your function to achieve goals.

Requirements

  • 5-8 years of proven knowledge of financial analysis, financial forecasting and diagnosis, corporate finance and information analysis, ideally in an e-commerce/SaaS/IT company
  • Fluent in English; other languages a plus
  • Comfortable and flexible working in cross functional teams
  • Proficiency in spreadsheets, databases, data management, financial software applications, MS Dynamics (a plus), statistical packages (a plus)
  • Strong analytical skills
  • Very good presentation, reporting and communication skills
  • Ability to synthesize data into meaningful and impactful information
  • Strong ability to communicate results to both finance and business managers in an easy and digestible manner
  • Ability to maintain a superior level of attention to detail
  • Ability to meet tight deadlines, prioritize workloads and manage competing priorities
  • Ability to understand financial issues in an environment of rapid change
  • Experience working with Business Intelligence teams (a plus)
  • Experience managing small teams
  • Experience in project management (a plus)
  • Hands on experience with corporate acquisition processes, especially relevant financial modelling 
  • Proven experience with creation of Business Plans is a must
  • Basic accounting knowledge
  • Ability to understand, analyse, synthesis and create business plans and business models particular in e-commerce and/or SaaS 
  • Minimum a BS degree, ideally in Finance, Economics or related quantitative studies such as mathematics/statistics/econometrics
  • MBA a plus

What we offer

Salary and benefits

  • Competitive salary
  • Relocation package and moving assistance from HR if relevant
  • Meal vouchers
  • Private health insurance
  • „Double Yearly Salary” Bonus Program 2018: as per the applicable terms and conditions in the Bonus Policy
  • Additional holiday entitlement based on length of service with the company
  • Free gym membership
  • Sympass discount card

Company culture

  • Dynamic and friendly atmosphere
  • A multi-cultural environment made of 30 different nationalities, with English as the official language
  • Daily breakfast in the office
  • Free coffee, tea, and fresh fruit every day
  • Fantastic events, including Christmas Parties, Family Days, Hackathons and other surprises
  • Chill rooms, creative areas, and LAN parties
  • Company branded merchandise (goodies)
  • High quality of life offered by Luxembourg

Professional growth

  • Opportunity to attend conferences, certifications, technical workshops, trainings, and meetups
  • Free language courses in the office
  • Enthusiastic professionals to learn from
  • Possibility to advance in the company

During the recruitment process candidates will be requested to provide us with a recent criminal record extract for background screening purpose.