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Financial Analyst

Location: 

Frankfurt, Hesse, DE, 60327

Brand:  RS Components
Function:  Finance

Financial Analyst

 

The Financial Analyst will be responsible for driving commercial decision making through the provision and interpretation of commercial data and insightful financial reporting and analysis into performance across the DACH market’s sale, margin, cost and operating profit. You will be part of the international finance team with close ties to the headquarters in the UK.

 

What you will enjoy doing to be successful in this role:

 

Reporting/ Planning

  • Monitor performance against budgets and forecasts. Provide accurate and realistic commentary on performance against agreed criteria, including comprehensive analyses of all risks, understanding root cause for key variances and driving recommendations to improve performance.
  • Responsible for cost budget and forecasting process for DACH including creating the forecast, loading into respective reporting tools, build assumptions and reasoning, liaison with other functions in finance to ensure alignment in numbers.
  • Produce ad-hoc reports as necessary to enable the communication of financial performance with recommendations and actions.
  • Support the finance team in meeting Group submission deadlines

Decision Support

  • Support the Market Leadership Team in the provision of financial insight into sales, margin, discounting, pricing, customer and profitability
  • Pro-actively drive the market teams to use the information and analysis for effective decision-making.
  • Manage an appropriate performance metrics framework for the market.
  • Focal point for performance management (covering areas such as sales, gross margin management, customer commercial terms and operating costs).
  • Develop and maintain effective relationships with relevant functional team colleagues as well as the Market’s management and wider teams.
  • Find new and innovative ways to present data to ensure that the business fully understands the trends, issues and opportunities.
  • Recognise and escalate potential risks and issues in a timely manner

Projects

  • Provide Finance support to projects, programmes or other activities as required
  • Works with wider Finance team to develop and use common approaches, leveraging the global single data input model
  • Link with the wider EMEA Finance team to collaborate in specific projects or sharing of best practice

 

Functional leadership and team management 

  • Develop a culture of continuous improvement
  • Be an effective team member within the finance team
  • Manage own development proactively and demonstrate role model behaviour

 

What you will bring:

 

Essential:

  • Master degree in Economics/ Business administration with a focus on Finance or comparable specialist training
  • At least 2-3 years of Controlling/ Finance experience preferable with a focus on commercial finance
  • Able to build effective working relationships across all hierarchical levels, ideally within a matrix-based structure.
  • Experience of effective communication of key financial information to management and wider teams.
  • Analytical capability with a high level of commercial awareness,
  • Ability to present complex issues in a structured manner
  • Working experience with MS-Office; Expert knowledge on MS Excel
  • Independent, structured way of working (solution- and result-oriented approach), personable and enthusiastic
  • Strong communication skills and team spirit
  • Very good knowledge of spoken and written German and English

 

Desirable:

  • Experience with Power BI, SAP and/or Business Objects.
  • Prior experience in B2B services and e xposure to a digitally enabled business.
  • Background in an international organisation, able to demonstrate cultural awareness and appreciation

 

The good stuff

Innovators and pioneers. Rebels and creators. A global organization of optimists and specialists with big ambitions for the future. You can take control of your future here at RS. We offer all the benefits you’d expect to receive in a progressive global business:

 

  • Pension
  • 30 days annual leave
  • Parking Space near office or public transport card
  • Meal voucher
  • Mobile & laptop
  • Competitive salary and bonus

 

We recognize that everyone is different and that the way in which people want to work and deliver at their best is different for everyone.

Grow in our learning and inclusive culture and be rewarded for your success. Whoever you are, whatever you do and wherever you are; it all starts here. 

Are you ready to explore the possibilities?

 

We are RS

We are committed to creating an inclusive environment where people thrive. We recognize that a diverse and representative workforce is critical to our success, and our aim is to create a business where people can be their best selves. Our employees expect this as a matter of course and it is fundamental to how we attract, develop, and hold on to the best talent.

We recruit and develop employees who are the best suited to the requirements of the job role, regardless of gender, ethnic origin, age, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity or disability.  We believe everyone should be able to bring their true self to work and be given the opportunities to succeed.  If you require any adjustments during this process to ensure you can bring your true self, please let us know.

Increasingly powered by digital technology, we’re our customers’ one-stop-shop for electronic products and industrial components. We began in a north-west London garage supplying spare parts to radio repair shops back in 1937 and we’ve kept transforming for over 80 years. Today, we’re using digital globally to revolutionize the way we do business and strengthen our position as the people engineers turn to for help, advice and knowledge.

We’re proud of what we’ve done, but we’re not sitting back. We’re always looking to make the customer experience simpler, faster and easier. We’re transforming markets and the impact of technology. We’ve widened our services portfolio with innovations from procurement and inventory solutions to 24/7 product support.

We’ve been on an incredible journey, but the best is yet to come; are you ready to join us?

 

Please note that we´re only interested in your skills to do the job. Feel free to send us your CV without any private information or photo.

 

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