• EMEA Finance Manager

    Job ID 2018-2647
    Job Locations
    UK-London
    Category
    Accounting/Finance
    Type
    Regular Full-Time
  • Overview

    About BDA:

     

    BDA brings the world’s biggest brands to life through promotional merchandise. Fortune 500 companies come to us looking to connect with their consumers on an emotional level. We create three-dimensional advertising that people invite into their homes, offices, cars and classrooms. We let people see, touch, feel, own and interact with a brand in a way no other marketing permits. It’s what we like to call the Power of Merchandise.

    We give our team members the creative freedom and foster the entrepreneurial spirit necessary to champion our clients’ branding goals utilizing cutting edge ideas. Our people are our No. 1 asset, and we remain committed to making our company a great place to work for our team and family.

    We take great pride in our company culture—one that inspires teamwork, fun and excellence across our organization. We’re energetic people who love what we do—churning out more than 50 million units each year for the world’s most admired brands in a fun, fast paced environment that rewards high achievement. 

     

     

    Responsibilities

    Duties & Responsibilities:

     

    The BDA European Finance Manager serves as the primary single point of contact on all finance matters associated with BDA’s European subsidiaries. Responsibilities include:

    • Partner with Executives and the Sr. Manager of FP&A to evaluate and drive business unit performance. Business unit performance includes but is not limited to sales forecast, sales budget, margin analysis, and Opex reporting.
    • Lead recurring financial review meetings with stakeholders and develop action plans to exceed targets.
    • Manage and develop the planning, forecasting, reporting, and monthly financial results processes, and their continuous innovation.
    • Utilize the company’s ERP system, Essbase, OBI (Oracle Business Intelligence), and Excel to create sales, operational and or management financial reports that are clear, accurate and actionable.
    • Provide local support to ensure that all European statutory, tax and other compliance matters are addressed for all European entities.
    • Provide local thought leadership on key financial matters such as banking, insurance, taxes, VAT, and leases.

     

    Travel: Limited

     

    Financial/Budgetary Responsibility: Yes

     

    Strategic Planning Responsibility: Yes

    Qualifications

    • Bachelor’s degree in finance, economics, accounting, or business related major required, MBA preferred.
    • 8+ years relevant experience in positions that require senior level business partnering and financial analysis with a proven track record of success and demonstrated career advancement.
    • Demonstrated financial acumen and/or analytical experience delivering forecasting, budgeting, and variance analysis, and data interpretation of results.
    • Skilled and experienced in negotiating client, vendor and service contracts.
    • Familiar with U.S. GAAP, UK and French statutory, VAT, tax and financial systems in an international organization.

     

    Job Skills & Traits:

     

    • Self-starter with a strong work ethic, highly team-oriented, inquisitive, enjoy problem solving and focused on results.
    • Comfortable completing projects requiring individual initiative and flexibility with minimal supervision.
    • Positive get-it-done attitude and agile approach to problem solving.
    • Able to manage multiple priorities in a high-volume environment, demonstrates flexibility as priorities change.

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