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Finance Business Partner

Dublin North/Meath

Job type
Contract / interim , Temporary
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My candidate is an ACCA & CPA qualified accountant with over 10 years’ experience across the FMCG, Software and Infrastructure industries.

Starting their career in Ireland within a leading FMCG brand where she managed month end and year-end duties for Irish Marketing Business Unit and managed the €20m marketing budget.

After qualifying ACCA in 2005 the candidate decided to make a move from the FMCG company and accepted a Financial Controller position with a technology company where she managed the whole finance function giving her excellent exposure to all aspects of Finance.

The candidate was then a Commercial Business Partner within another FMCG organisation where she provided recommendations to drive business having done analysis on customer/product profitability.

After being made redundant the candidate undertook 2 contract roles within the Infrastructure and FMCG industries. The candidate is now looking to secure a contract or permanent role. Highly impressive in person and won’t be on the market for long.


2015 Computerised and Manual Payroll FETAC ML5
2013 Institute of Leadership & Management Business Enterprise
2005 Griffith College, Dublin ACCA - Accountancy
1997 University of Buenos Aires CPA - Accountancy

Work History:

Nov 2014 – Feb 2016
Confidential Employer (Infrastructure industry)
Financial Analyst (Contract)

• Recut 2015 budget and build up detailed cost centre budgets
• Rework direct and indirect cost classifications ensuring accurate cost capture
• Run monthly reforecast process and report on risk and opportunities
• Build suite of reports, cost and financial models to automate P&L delivering process
• Build suite of weekly KPIs and targets for Senior Management Team
• Build Financial Forecast and Budgeting Model
• Develop and update new business processes to achieve accurate delivery of business results
• Support CFO in developing the reporting within the business
• Delivered Work In Progress Reconciliation Project, including data analysis, data validation, project control and presentations to stakeholders and for Client

Mar 2013 to Mar 2014
Confidential Employer (FMCG)
Financial Analyst (Contract)

• Maintained the financial models to capture, analyse and report actual, plan & forecast performance across all categories and areas in
• Business Partner managing and maintaining clear timetable for all data submissions ensuring alignment to meeting f/cast cycle and month end business updates
• Performed analytical review of financial results to identify anomalies in trends and inconsistencies with previous months, prior year & previous forecasts
• Prepared and coordinated internal management reports by Channel, by Category & by Brand (daily/monthly/YTD vs prior year and targets)
• Prepared Monthly Forecasting submission (FC70) to GB for consolidation
• Ensured integrity of actual & forecast data set prepared & circulated to the business
• Established new process improvement to provide greater automation of end to end reporting and forecast process
• Continuous review of products in forecasting population to determine if system generated stat forecast is sufficient
• Forecasted impact of changes in revenue on the level of trade spend to be accrued or invested
• Assisted in preparation of models for net revenue management incl. customer segmentation models, GTN updates, GTN improvement tracking
• Analysed new Business Opportunities, new Route to Market Proposal and recommended on new strategies
• Reassessed pricing model, new built of master files by customer by product
• Lead customer price increases.
• Played key role in transfer of sold brands to Suntory. Ensured adherence to TSA.

Apr 2009 – Aug 2012
Confidential Employer (FMCG)
Commercial Business Partner

• Largest food producer supplying retail, wholesale, foodservice customer brands.
• Business partner providing financial advice to Sales and Marketing team. Assisted decision-making. Interpreted and provided financial input to products, customers and territories.
• Analysed customer/brand profitability and provided recommendations to drive business.
• Planned, forecasted and budgeted sales/promotions. Led monthly sales/promotional investment review. Reported variances and provided clarity on promotional phasing.
• Provided financial input into new promotion management process (forecasting, costing, accruals and reconciliation). Analysed sales investment. Tracked activity and variances.
• Reviewed promotional investment to identify opportunities to maximise profit growth.
• Created pricing models to review profitability on New Product Development (NPD).
• Advised on profit feasibility and viability of NPD and EPD (existing product development).
• Vetted key customers, brands and product profitability with appropriate recommendations.
• Streamlined price units, bonus structures and trading terms for food and cake business.
• Supported SAP implementation project and TAMSS system implementation/upgrade.
• Trained and provided continuous technical support to TAMSS system users
• Improved processing of month end from 10 days to 2.5 days.
• Created pre-post promotional evaluation models by customer, brand and product.
• Provided sales team with better financial understanding of targets and promotional profit targets. Brought up overall contribution target.
• Played key role in transfer of Irish brands sold to Boyne Valley. Ensured adherence to TSA.
• Played key role in transition of remaining business to UK. Achieved clean final audit.

Oct 2007 – Mar 2009
Confidential Employer (Software)
Financial Controller

• Managed financial function for a software development firm (€10m t/o). Managed 2 staff.
• Prepared annual statutory accounts and corporation tax returns.
• Managed quarter-end close, including group reporting and inter-company reconciliations.
• Prepared and presented annual budget, variance analysis and consolidation pack to MD.
• Analysed sales figures for local management. Developed cost awareness.
• Ensured accuracy of revenue distribution based on client contracts.
• Ensured sales process and invoicing carried out.
• Prepared monthly payroll for 50 staff. Involved with cash and treasury management.
• Completed and filed all regulatory returns, i.e. CT, VAT, PAYE, PRSI, CSO surveys.
• Established policies and internal controls. Designed new expense claim controls.
• Introduced new balance sheet and P&L variance reporting.
• Prepared business case to resource circa €1m R&D investment from IDA.

Mar 2005 – Oct 2007
Confidential Employer (FMCG)
Financial/Marketing Analyst

• Managed month end and year-end duties for Irish Marketing Business Unit. Managed and controlled €20m marketing investment budget. Ensured delivery of overall P&L.
• Prepared management accounts. Reconciled Balance Sheet and P&L accounts.
• Supervised Accounts Payable process.
• Monitored and reported budget status. Supported resource allocation decisions.
• Assisted preparation of Business Plans for each region.
• Analysed, reviewed and updated Marketing Pressure Points based on sales curve analysis.
• Prepared Brand Contribution Reporting, by brand and line item.
• Liaised with internal and external auditors. Achieved two consecutive clean internal audits.
• Ensured audit compliance, by reviewing internal audit findings and recently issued AIC.
• Analysed and improved internal controls. Ensured staff adherence to company policies.
• Supported implementation of new systems. Provided financial and SAP training to staff.
• Created new PO monitoring system. Enhanced efficiency and delivered 100% compliance.
• Identified and communicated risks and opportunities on monthly reporting to management.

Notice period Immediately Available
Preferred location Dublin North.
Expected salary €65,000+

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