FINANCIAL ANALYST

Business Area: Plan to Report

Job Summary:

This role is responsible for undertaking planning and budgeting, and all financial information required by the business for MPS. It is the interface between MPS Sales and the Service teams, providing financial advice to drive operational excellence and improve profitability. This role reports to the Financial Controller. 
 
This position is also responsible for assisting AP Management to understand, plan and report on their business areas.  
 
It is key in building strategic plans/annual budgets around MPS Division and supporting the managers in all areas of reporting, outlooking and analysis. Detailed analysis and review of actual performance assists management in understanding actual results and in outlooking future performance. 

Key Roles and Responsibilities:

  • Prepare MPS P&L liaising directly with the Financial Controller, Finance Manager and Service Manager and provide key business insights to stakeholders to allow them to make informed decisions.
  • Prepare Plan and Outlook numbers for MPS on a quarterly and yearly basis.
  • Prepare weekly revenue reports to assist the Service team to track the annuities revenue.
  • Complete all reporting responsibilities as per monthly timetable for submission to AP.
  • Documentation of current processes. Improvement of existing documentation where necessary and identify any changes to be made to process improvements and document appropriately.
  • Volume/price/mix analysis – MPS HW revenue specific.
  • Narrative preparation – explanation of variances to Outlook/Guidance and Plan for all P&L lines.
  • Customer Profitability Analysis – provides explanations for accounts that are unprofitable and suggests improvements to increase profitability.
  • Estimate any RAT impacts on revenue and apply it to the outlook. Ensure the outlook value of the deals is as accurate as possible.
  • Provide Analysis of actuals vs outlook for areas of responsibility on a monthly basis and highlight any risks and opportunities.
  • Develop/update regular reports to assist information flow and business understanding.
  • Assist the Sales and Operations teams to drive profitable and efficient processes. Help to eliminate roadblocks for the MPS team to move from proposal stage to implementation of deals.
  • Liaise with Shared Services Centre in relation to month-end postings and ensure entries are booked as required.
  • Assist Shared Services as required.

Competencies, Skills, Knowledge and Abilities:

  • Excellent communication, interpersonal and cross-functional and cultural collaborative skills.
  • High degree of analytical skill, including using spreadsheets and queries to gain access to data in the various internal systems.
  • Highly developed data manipulation, interpretation, and relational skills.
  • Ability to work independently while supporting management and dealing with ad hoc reporting/requests.
  • Possesses advanced skill level on MS Excel with demonstrated ability of VLOOKUP, pivot tables and PowerPoint.
  • Above average presentation skills.
  • Knowledge of SAP ERP is desirable.
  • Ability to handle systems/tools as a user.
  • In-depth Analysis with ability to pick up abnormal trends.
  • Proactive to resolve issues / remove roadblocks.
  • Analytical thinking - Identity, assess risk and develop risk migration plan.
  • Ability to keep sensitive information and appropriately deliver the same only to relevant individuals as required accordingly.
  • Demonstrates adaptability to changing business & change management needs.

Education, Experience and Certifications Basic Requirements:

  • Tertiary qualifications in Finance or Accounting. CPA is preferred.
  • At least 2 years’ experience in an accounting/analyst role.
  • Prior experience in the IT industry.
  • Financial modelling experience.
  • Intermediate knowledge of Excel applications.

You may send your application to recruitment@lexmark.com.