Our client is a leading provider of mobility solutions across Europe, Africa and the Middle East, where it operates their brands. Our client is a trusted brand with a long history of innovation in the car rental industry and is one of the world's top brands for customer loyalty, with a commitment to true convenience and exceptional service.
Our client operates across six continents via a network of over 5,230 locations in 166 countries, through wholly-owned subsidiaries in 21 corporate countries complemented by licence arrangements in a further 145 countries.
Serves customers across six continents, through more than 3,900 locations in 124 countries, including over 800 airports. These are predominantly franchise businesses with corporate operations throughout Europe.
Where possible and for customer convenience, our client share the same rental locations at many airports, railway stations and other key locations across Europe.
What is the purpose of this position? Why does it exist?
The FP&A team is an important team for our client. Due to the nature of our business model the FP&A team have a strong relationship with each of the countries that make up the Northern Region. This role helps support the local business partner, in ensuring full support to the General Manager for the Sweden business.
This FP&A team supports the three pillars of our business – the Sales and Marketing teams for Commercial analysis and sales bids, the Fleet team for vehicle fixed and running cost analysis and management, and the Operations team for cost base analysis and local P&L management.
You will have some commercial experience, and enjoy problem solving, be able to plan and prioritise effectively and be keen to learn about the business.
You will have developed strong analytical skills, and be able to explain and communicate key financial trends to non-finance teams.
This exciting role offers significant opportunities to learn about the business and help support decision making, and will provide an excellent platform for further progression within the Finance team.
Core activities will include:
- Ownership of the fleet rotation, to optimise utilisation across Sweden
- Business partnering with the Fleet team, providing costings. analysis and insight to ensure they understand the end to end cost performance of the fleet, and can maximise efficiency and minimise cost
- Support and challenge the Operations team in improving station performance and profitability.
- Help Identify opportunities to drive financial and operational performance improvement through regular and ad-hoc insight and analysis.
- Help business partnering with the Swedish General Manager, supporting and challenging them to drive profitable growth.
- Responsibility for the forecasting and planning of the Fleet and Operational costs in the Swedish P&L.
- Support in the forecasting and planning of the balance sheet and Capex.
- Support in the production of the monthly performance pack for the Swedish business for the Northern Region Leadership team, and the EMEA board, using profitability flow tracks, and helping to provide commentary and analysis.
- Support the overall Northern Region FP&A team, helping to drive key initiatives across the wider Region
This role sits within the Northern Region FP&A team, but reports locally into the Swedish FP&A Business Partner. This role is not considered a Change Leader.
What are the core accountabilities? For example, what decisions can the job holder make or influence? (with a focus on strategy and policy)
Uses a range of resources to create insightful and compelling analysis so as to constructively challenge and support business decision making by identifying key drivers which allow easy issue/opportunity resolution
Interacting with a wide range of stakeholders to bring collaborative solutions. To be able to clearly explain by the use of analysis the key messages helping to understand the data and therefore improve the quality of decision making
Provides analytical support to teams to ensure commercial decisions taken are in line with the business plan and therefore maximising revenue opportunities and minimising cost leakage.
Working with the Swedish FP&A Business Partner to support the General Manager and their Direct teams.
Forecasting and Planning
Support the forecasting and planning process is completed to a high standard and on a timely basis
Manages the timely uploading of financial data into company systems so as to enable accurate business forecasting
Authority / influence over resources:
What authority or influence does the job holder have over people, money, systems, budgets, expertise? What financial scope are they responsible for?
Supports the FP&A Business Partner in their ownership of full P&L and balance sheet forecasts for Sweden, including all management reporting and explanation of variances to Plan and forecast. Particular accountability for the fleet rotation and costings, and for the station profitability reporting.
Authority for change:
What can the job holder actually change? What changes can they initiate? (for example, are they a policy and/or process owner, developer, influencer or follower?; Do they have authority to define best practice?)
Influences Swedish fleet strategy through business partnering to the local fleet team and local leadership team. Owns process for fleet and operational costs plan and forecast. Supports the local FP&A Business partner in influencing decision makers in Sweden.
Internal / external interaction:
Who in the external world does the job holder have to influence? Who, internally, does this role have interaction with?
Finance – Other FP&A team members in the Northern Region, Finance Director (Northern Region), Swedish Accounting team, wider Northern Region finance team. EMEA Finance.
Business Partners – working with the FP&A Business Partner to support the General Manager Sweden, Managing Director (Northern Region), Local Leadership Team
Education and professional qualifications:
Nearly qualified or newly qualified Accountant
Work experience / background
Likely to be close to qualifying or a newly qualified accountant
Some commercial experience of planning, forecasting, reporting, analysis, prioritisation and problem solving
Technical / business skills & knowledge:
Excellent MS Office skills (Excel, Powerpoint)
Experience working with Oracle Essbase
Experience working with Oracle Hyperion
Does this sound like the right role for you? Please send CV to firstname.lastname@example.org for next step in the process