Senior Finance Analyst


The Senior Finance Analyst will be responsible for the Management Accounting of the Austria & Swiss salon business. They will have contact with various parts of the organisation, providing advice to budget holders on all aspects of budget control far beyond "controlling by numbers" and profitability along with working with other members of the finance team.

They must demonstrate proactive business management through business partnering with the business units, optimizing of financial results through sound convincing analysis and calculation of profitability as well as the extrapolation of respective adequate measures are key to this position. They will act as a lead in the preparation of department and division annual budgets.

**Must be fluent in German / English**

**French is a plus**

**Willingness to travel required**


  • Produce monthly, quarterly and year end closing Management Accounts
  • Undertake forecast variance analysis at agreed intervals during the year in conjunction with budget holders
  • Take a lead in the preparation of annual operating budgets and annual audited financial statements
  • Work with business partners to develop short, medium and long term business plans as necessary
  • Manage the P&L by customer, country and sector as necessary
  • Provide all budget holders with up to date information in relation to their budgets
  • Analysis: Profitability for product launches and relaunches along with pricing and promotion analysis based on business requirements
  • Attend and contribute to various steering and focus groups and actively contribute towards projects within the company


Job Requirements:

      • Ideally 5+ years of experience and proven success in respective positions in an international matrix organization
      • Ideally experience in FMCG industry and with B2B business model
      • First-hand experience of management accounts planning, budgeting and forecasting (solid background in financial management, ideally all aspects, but as minimum in management accounting, financial planning and analysis


  • Fully qualified (ACCA, CIMA or equivalent)
  • Educated to degree level ideally in an analytical discipline

Technical Knowledge and Skills

  • Strong financial and business analysis skills
  • Advanced IT skills (especially in Excel but also in front end analytical systems)
  • Excellent written, verbal, influencing, organisational and presentational skills
  • Planning and priority / time management and organisation skills
  • Structured and critical thinking skills
  • Languages: German / English Fluent, French is a prerequisite

Other Competencies

  • Able to manage change
  • Business Acumen & Holistic Thinking
  • Intellectually and business curious
  • Willingness and aptitude to challenge constructively