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Senior Finance Analyst- EU

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Work type: Full Time - Permanent
Location: Frankfurt, Germany
Categories: Finance

Aston Martin is built upon the passion, skill and creativity of the people who dedicate their working lives to the most iconic brand in the world. Every intricate stitch beautifully expressed line, and the stirring noise of our engines is a manifestation of the desire and collective spirit to create the most beautiful cars: the soul of Aston Martin made real.

Job Purpose:

Financial control of the Europe sales region.  This person will business partner (both support and challenge) the Aston Martin Europe regional sales & marketing teams to maximize revenue and contribution.

Key Duties & Responsibilities:

  • Work closely with the Regional President and operational teams to create detailed financial budgets and business plan inputs, ensuring business targets are met.
  • Monitor, track and report regional profitability versus budget/forecast through the production of monthly management accounting information
  • Develop and manage financial reporting activities in support of regional operations, including tracking and reporting of local fixed cost, FM activity and Variable Marketing spend plus dealer KPI’s as required by Regional President and AML senior leadership.
  • Work closely with and provide strong independent advice to regional operations management to ensure good, financially sound business decisions are made.
  • Responsible for financial control of EU regional offices
  • Support, advise and where appropriate challenge Regional President and sales / marketing management teams to ensure regional profitability targets are met
  • Support AM Financial Services colleagues to define and deliver retail financing facilities within EU region and ensure appropriate packages are available to drive increased sales vs. plan
  • Work closely with HQ finance and regional teams to develop cash and profit improvement plans to correct deviation to budgets. Ensure all financial risks and opportunities are documented clearly providing transparency to the Senior Management team. Drive the delivery of opportunities and support risk mitigation activities
  • Lead month-end, quarter-end and annual accounts activities (period-end accounting close, forecasting, accruals, annual audit) for both internal and external reporting requirements
  • Provide financial evaluations to support decision making and other ad hoc analysis
  • Coach and advise operational teams to understand and employ good business behaviours.
  • Work with HQ finance strategy, planning and reporting function on robust target setting, business case analysis, sensitivity analysis and status reporting enabling data driven business decisions
  • Responsible for the key interface & relationship management of our Dealer Composite reporting provider.

Qualification & Experience:

  • Candidates should have a proven track record of a broad financial and interpersonal skill set with strong communication skills and a proactive approach to problem solving.
  • Strong excel and other desktop skills.
  • Automotive Experience.
  • Previous experience within a financial analysis function desirable.
  • Previous experience of Sales and marketing finance preferable.
  • Educated to degree level (2:1 minimum).

Behaviours:

  • Languages – excellence in German and English, both written and conversational.
  • Collaboration – working together to achieve the business plan requirements.
  • Customer focus – understand the finance and operations requirements and align them.
  • Communication – articulate and listen to colleagues on a timely basis to ensure there is an honest and two-way communication of the business plan status and risks and opportunities ahead.
  • Commitment – focused and fully accountable for supporting the business.
  • Continuously challenge and improve – accept that improvements can always be made and supporting a learning culture where mistakes happen, but lessons are then imbedded to make the plan more robust and better.

 

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