We’re looking for a Senior Financial Analyst to become an integral part of our Finance Function.
This is an experienced role and will contribute towards producing accurate and timely financial and management accounting information in relation to the various departments sitting within WGSN and Ascential Events.
The role holder will have confidence to communicate financial information with both Finance and non-Finance teams to ratify and deepen their understanding of the financial performance in APAC.
Being able to produce accurate work against tight deadlines is critical for this roles success in a supporting growing and changing business.
The Senior Financial Analyst will support the head office budget holders in determining and executing future strategy and decision making.
Key Responsibilities : Strategic Accounting :
Strategic Accounting :
Use management information to track progress against an aggressive 3 year plan and to identify new trends and opportunities.
Create and produce the key success KPI’s for your budget holders.
Liaise closely with your budget holders to improve information available, make it more efficient, easier to produce and streamline reporting to ensure one version of the truth.
Management Accounting :
Produce accurate and timely monthly management accounting (including billings, revenue, accruals, prepayments, accurate monthly flash reporting, monthly commentary and full year outlook)
Maintain tight cost control against budgets.
Produce clear cost trackers each month with clearly visible fixed costs and discretionary costs.
In the event of any cost mitigation plans, understand which cost lines can be immediately pulled in order to achieve a better EBITDA.
Production of monthly KPI’s for your budget holders.
Produce accurate forecasting and budgeting as required (detailed workings bottom up for each department, posting to accounting systems and budget presentations and strategy).
Assist in any business change projects and ad hoc projects (recording and monitoring costs against plans, governance around project status and delivery, system implementation, internal control policy implementation, etc).
Financial Accounting and Governance :
Maintain tight balance sheet control and provide assistance in any internal and external audits required.
Create monthly robust accounting processes for tracking costs and therefore support for monthly accruals.
Governance for processes around new employees, leavers, pay / role changes and expense claims.
Support on finance operations including sales commissions, accounts payable, treasury.
Ensure compliance with local statutory requirements.
Min 5 years of work experience. Qualified accountant with commercial experience
Experience in handling full set of accounts, budget and forecast
Experience in Oracle and Hyperion Essbase required
Excellent at Microsoft Excel is a MUST
Experience in dealing with external audit requirements is ideal
Ideally with experience in Salesforce.
Experience of working in a fast-paced environment with continuous change and improvement.
Experience of maintaining tight cost control and introducing processes in order to achieve this
Good communication skills, essential for daily, weekly and monthly liaison with budget holders in English, Chinese and Mandarin
Enjoy working in multinational environment
Mature, reliable, hands on, proactive, committed and collaborative and be able to meet deadline
What we offer
Our benefits package incorporates what we’re passionate about unlocking your future, overall well-being and sustainability whilst giving you control over your benefits.
25 days of holiday per year with the option to buy or sell between 1-5 days
Great learning and development opportunities
Bonus, Pension, Private Medical and Dental Insurance plans
Life Assurance; Income Protection and Critical Illness covers
Option to opt into the Ascential Shares Scheme
Season ticket loans
In addition, we offer flexible benefit packages that include Childcare Vouchers; Cycle to Work; Retail Vouchers; Gourmet Card;
Gym Flex; Gadget Insurance, Health Assessments and Will Writing.
We also place great importance on health, lifestyle and wellbeing consistently, in which you will have the options to fuel up on free fruit, attend yoga sessions, join our running club, or perhaps taking up on a lunchtime massages.
We offer insights and inspiration from around the globe. We help our customers stay ahead and informed through trend forecasting and data science.
We believe inspiration comes from the monumental and the mundane.
If you’re passionate about fashion and lifestyle this is a great place to be, giving you the opportunity to work with the world's most creative trend experts, designers, editors, account managers, marketers, product developers, customer service experts and much more in a meritocratic, high performance company.
WGSN is an Ascential brand. Ascential is a specialist, global, information company that helps the world’s most ambitious businesses win in the digital economy.