Sr Financial Planning Analyst
Wolters Kluwer
Kalyani Nagar, Pune, IND
2d ago

Job Description

  • Basic Function
  • The Senior Finance Analyst within Wolters Kluwer GRC will support the Financial Manager in identifying financial strategic needs and directions for GRC.

    In addition, this individual will assist in driving the identification and articulation of business unit opportunities and challenges in order to optimize performance, contribute to strategic initiatives, and identify opportunities for improving financial performance.

    He / she will provide analytical and strategic support to align BU efforts towards developing and implementing Cost Management actions and Business Cases to optimize operational and financial efficiencies.

    Maintain and create early indicators for risks and opportunities.

    Concentrated efforts in these areas will help support the Business Unit Finance Teams in all FP&A including Financial Planning, Financial Reporting & Financial Analysis.

    The position will support the team to manage and report the annual budget, monthly and quarterly analyses updates to Outlook and LEs (Latest Estimates), and the 3-year Vision and Strategy Process (VSP).

    In addition, this person will take on ad-hoc analyses as required. Reporting on BU performance on revenue and revenue drivers across these metrics would be a key aspect for this role.

    Essential Duties and responsibilities

  • Decision support including, data preparation, financial rules building, data transformation, & report generation
  • KPI Measurement & reporting
  • Carryover Impact assessment and tracking
  • Simplify, Optimize, Automate and create insightful dashboards using Visualization Tools
  • Cost Controlling :

  • Data Analysis helping to understand capacity and volume impacted by customer behavior, (e.g., revenue / volumes by customer segment, product usage behavior, and seasonal variances);
  • Identifying the co-relation of volumes with variable cost; temp help; Overtime cost.

  • Cost per unit analysis
  • Preparations of forecast models bases on past trends, vendor invoices, volumes.
  • Assists in the identification and articulation of business unit opportunities and challenges in order to optimize business unit performance by continually reviewing and analyzing financial and operations data to model trends, identify relationships or spot opportunities;
  • testing hypotheses and alternatives to find the optimal solution; collaborating with other leaders to identify new business models, workflows, and assisting with building the business case for needed investments and strategic plans to deliver planned results.

  • Represents Wolters Kluwer by developing and maintaining comprehensive knowledge of Wolters Kluwer products, industry trends and general business and financial acumen through various sources and initiatives;
  • communicating in a professional, compelling, and articulate manner of speech, writing and formal presentation; behaving in ways that demonstrate corporate core values and culture;
  • developing professional and positive relationships with customers and colleagues; and maintaining a reputation of competence, integrity and professionalism.

    Other Responsibilities

    Ad Hoc analyses and data support as requested.

    Education

    Minimum : Bachelor’s Degree in data analysis, finance, accounting, or economics or 4 years of experience in finance, accounting, or consulting role

    Preferred : Master’s Degree / MBA in data analysis, finance, accounting, or economics with 4 years of experience in finance, accounting, or consulting role

    Experience, Knowledge and Tools

    Minimum Experience / Knowledge : Finance, accounting, or consulting experience, including :

  • Finance Decision Support.
  • Data Analysis
  • Trend Analysis, Segmentation, Compensation plans, Pricing,
  • KPI Development, Maintenance and Reporting
  • Financial analysis, forecasting and business performance modeling
  • Reporting : cash flow, profit and loss, and ad hoc.
  • Technical Skills

  • Expert in MS Office, especially Excel and PowerPoint.
  • Advance Excel formulas with ability to handle large data set (Nested if, Index match, Macros)
  • Familiar with Analytical and statistical techniques (e.g., regression), SAS / R, Python, Time Series, Regression Analysis will be an added advantage.
  • Proficient in any Visualization tools like Power BI / Tableau etc.
  • Expert knowledge of SQL queries; understanding of SQL Databases and Data Structures
  • Hyperion usage and familiarity.
  • Travel requirements :

    Limited to 1-2 weeks a year

    Physical Demands

    Office work only, Remote until COVID

    The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by most people assigned to this job.

    They are not intended to be an exhaustive list of all duties and responsibilities and requirements.

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