The Financial Planning & Analysis Manager will be the “right hand” of the Finance Director, providing financial support for all commercial business decisions within these businesses, challenging and making recommendations where necessary, and providing guidance and value-add analysis to guide the business towards selling the most profitable channels
Development of 3 year strategic plan for Aimia Middle East. Working closely with the Senior Leadership Team to implement the strategic initiatives required to meet the Group’s strategic plan
Ownership and preparation of the quarterly forecasts and annual budgets, highlighting performance throughout the year against budget targets, and communicating potential risks and opportunities. This will include PL, BS and cashflow modelling
Monthly reporting and variance analysis
Review of monthly management accounts: the applicant should be strong in underlying accounting skills as detailed review of transactions will be essential in ensuring that revenue and margin figures reported to the business are accurate
Distribution and review of monthly information which identifies, reviews and challenges key costs and revenue drivers within Aimia Middle East in order to highlight those which maximize profit.
Review of current management accounts preparation and reporting processes to ensure as automated and efficient as possible using the current systems available
Preparation of detailed financial models, business cases and RFP responses
Detailed bottom up modeling of costs and revenues for Business Development teams
Significant interactions with the Solutions Design team, operations and other areas across the business in order to build in robust assumptions and challenge where necessary.
Built in ability to flex the model for key sensitivities
ROCE, NPV, IRR and payback calculations
Understanding of key issues within the business case which need to be highlighted
Preparation of presentations for internal sign off meetings.
Working with the Financial Control Team to improve current processes and working capital requirements
Work closely with external auditors and ensure any comments and responses are adequate and timely
Qualifications, Skills and Experience:
The applicant must be a Graduate 2.1 or higher
Fully Qualified CIMA, ACA candidate
2 to 5 years PQE
Experience of preparing and reviewing financial forecasts and business models either within industry or transaction services.
Experience of Peoplesoft and Hyperion an advantage
Excellent inter-personal skills and the ability to partner and influence the senior leadership team
Candidate will be a self starter who proactively reaches out into the business challenging the business leaders, and queries the results of financial analysis
Strong financial analysis skills, to include detailed variance analysis and a demonstrable ability to gather and analyse large amounts of data at a macro and micro level
Attention to detail to ensure production of reliable and accurate management accounts
Strong process orientation, and ability to seek and implement improvements
High degree of proficiency in Excel required
Experience of modelling for business cases
Effective written and verbal communication skills
The candidate should have a structured thought process which allows them to pick out all areas in a process described to them which will have costs associated with them and build these into a financial model.
Aimia Inc. is a data-driven marketing and loyalty analytics company. We provide our clients with the customer insights they need to make smarter business decisions and build relevant, rewarding and long-term one-to-one relationships, evolving the value exchange to the mutual benefit of both our clients and consumers. Aimia owns and operates Aeroplan, Canada's premier coalition loyalty program and Nectar, the United Kingdom's largest coalition loyalty program. In addition, Aimia owns stakes in Air Miles Middle East, Nectar Italia, Mexico's leading coalition loyalty program Club Premier, Brazil's Prismah Fidelidade, and i2c, a joint venture with Sainsbury's offering insight and data analytics services in the UK to retailers and suppliers. Aimia also holds a minority position in Cardlytics, a US-based private company operating in transaction-driven marketing for electronic banking.