FP&A Analyst

Bridgestone

Zaventem, Belgium

RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Support and drive the financial planning cycles (Annual Budget, Quarterly Forecast and Monthly Rolling forecast exercise).
  • Streamline and integrate financial planning processes.
  • Production of the corresponding reports to be shared with the involved parties.
  • Production of variances reports (vs. Prior Year, vs. Budget, vs. Prior Forecast) allowing the business to help visibility and information for decisions.
  • Liaising with Bridgestone Japan for what concerns management accounting and variance analyses.
  • Provide the financial overview of Bridgestone EMIA, generating insights which can be leveraged across the organization.
  • Geographical scope: Europe, Middle East, CIS, Africa & India.
  • Key player for interacting with Tokyo headquarter when it comes to consolidated results.
  • Turnover: ~6 Billion Euros.
  • The function reports to the FP&A EMIA Manager and works closely with various members of other functions (Business Finance, Group Finance, LSCM, CFO, Executive Committee etc.)

REQUIREMENTS:

Education (type & level):

  • Master degree in Finance, Accounting or Business.

Competencies:

  • Passion for business performance and optimization.
  • Strong influencing and interpersonal skills.
  • Strong analytical and reporting skills. Can go from advanced Excel functions to insightful PowerPoint decks with ease. Has the capacity to analyze complex problems and makes decisions in a timely manner.
  • Exceptional communicator. Strong presentation skills and ability to present complicated analysis in a concise and clear manner.
  • Able to act and think at a global level.
  • Able to work in an environment with tight deadlines.
  • Adapts to changing objectives and priorities.
  • Flexible and customer oriented.
  • Builds relationships between various areas of the organization, mainly local finance, central finance, Shared Service Center, the Japanese Finance organization and the functional business leaders (executives).
  • Result oriented: design/improve and implement new processes, programs and systems; focus on execution.
  • Strong interest in business performance management systems.

Professional experience:

  • 5 to 10 years’ experience in FP&A/analyst of EMEA/Global companies.
  • Experience in a Controlling & Solid accounting background.
  • Significant analytical skillset, including the use of BI and reporting tools.
  • Strong quantitative abilities.
  • Able to solve complex problems.
  • Experience in developing finance systems/driving finance system improvements.
  • Experience in a manufacturing environment is a significant additional asset.

Languages:

  • English (mandatory), additional languages desirable.

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