Finance Effectiveness/EPM – Senior Associate (Consumer Markets) Atlanta, GA
Title: Finance Effectiveness EPM Senior Associate (Consumer Markets) Job Type: Permanent, Full-Time Primary Location: Major Cities The Challenge: Our client is seeking Finance Effectiveness EPM Senior Associate who will work as part of a team of problem solvers, helping to solve complex business issues from strategy to execution. Duties and Responsibilities: Develop new skills outside of comfort zone. Act to resolve issues which prevent the team working effectively. Coach others, recognize their strengths, and encourage them to take ownership of their personal development. Analyze complex ideas or proposals and build a range of meaningful recommendations. Use multiple sources of information including broader stakeholder views to develop solutions and recommendations. Address sub-standard work or work that does not meet firm’s/client’s expectations. Use data and insights to inform conclusions and support decision-making. Develop a point of view on key global trends, and how they impact clients. Manage a variety of viewpoints to build consensus and create positive outcomes for all parties. Simplify complex messages, highlighting and summarizing key points. Uphold the firm’s code of ethics and business conduct. Essential Skills and Requirements: Minimum Years of Experience: 2 years Planning, Budgeting, and Forecasting processes Design of driver-based planning models Integrated planning across Finance, Commercial, and Operations functions Identification of key business drivers that impact financials Implementation and execution of Zero-Based Budgeting (ZBB), and processes to manage global cost transformation programs Design and rationalization of management reporting and key KPIs/Metrics Org design and setup of Global CoE’s for planning and reporting activities Understanding of digital technologies and the impact on FP&A including analytical tools, AI, etc. Familiarity working with Oracle Planning and Budgeting Cloud Service (EPBCS / PBCS), OneStream and/or Anaplan Demonstrates proven considerable knowledge and understanding around organizational design and operational metrics. Demonstrates proven thorough knowledge with the design of operational metrics to support strategic plans, dashboard design and benchmarking/standard industry practices. Demonstrates proven thorough knowledge of business intelligence tools to support the reporting and monitoring of performance metrics. Demonstrates proven thorough knowledge and exposure of the common issues facing clients in their industry. Demonstrates ability to write and deliver proposals to prospective clients. Demonstrates experience identifying and addressing client needs: actively participating in client discussions and meetings; communicating a broad range of Firm services; managing engagements including preparing concise, accurate documents and balancing project economics management with the occurrence of unanticipated issues. Demonstrates experience as a team leader: creating a positive environment by monitoring workloads of the team while meeting client expectations and respecting the work-life quality of team members; providing candid, meaningful feedback in a timely manner; and keeping leadership informed of progress and issues. Demonstrates a proven thorough level of ability with the automation of performance metrics and the technologies that support automation including: Access, SharePoint and the Program Assessment Rating Tool Demonstrates proven thorough technical skills in MS Office (Word, Excel, Access, PowerPoint), as well as well as some ability utilizing of Lotus Notes.