Robert Half is handling the recruitment for a new Senior Financial Analyst for one of their clients. Direct the development of forecast processes to ensure resources are leveraged with maximum effectiveness, build long-range operating plans to support business initiatives, and drive world class strategic and financial planning methods in this Senior Financial Analyst position. You will improve upon monthly and quarterly reporting and handle the operation and cultivation of data-driven planning processes. Make an impact in this pivotal Senior Financial Analyst position with a company that allows you access to senior leadership with strategic input. Candidates that have experienced in coordinating various planning cycles (annual planning, quarterly forecasts and monthly outlooks), while providing strategic analyses and recommendations, will be better suited for this role. You will contribute variance analysis of bookings, revenues and expenses, clearly explaining the business reasons for variances and adjusting the outlook models to reflect operational adjustments. This permanent employment opportunity is based in the White Plains, New York area.Major responsibilities- Join forces with Accounting on the monthly and quarterly financial close process- You will be closely engaged with cross functional partners in Accounting and Operations to execute against plans- Get together with senior executives on strategic deep dives by developing financial models and insights on topics such as: Retention forecasts, Campaign Planning & Tracking, return on investment of strategic investments, event tracking and execution, strategic resource allocation and prioritization- Monitor weekly, quarterly and annual Area/Segment-level Bookings and P& L forecasting- Facilitate effective Business Intelligence (BI) to provide forward-looking insight and decision support- Record monthly and quarterly performance through comparison of actuals versus expectations and enable business partners to handle their resources- Master and explain internal and external drivers impacting performance and trending- Examine performance to date and assess potential risks and opportunities- Collect and observe forecasting reports- Produce monthly reporting to business partners on financial results and actions requiredREQUIREMENTS- Deeply adept with financial reporting tools- Skillfulness in simplifying complex problems and building solutions- Accomplished presentation skills- Comprehensive knowledge of Corporate Marketing- Knowledge of Microsoft Excel- Bachelor's Degree in Finance, MBA preferred- 3+ years' experience with advanced financial analysis, planning and budget controls required
Robert Half • White Plains, U.S.
Job SummaryThe role holder is required to project manage financial acquisition and feasibility studies, participate in making informed decisions on all mergers and acquisition initiatives; developing timely and accurate financial reporting systemsKey AccountabilitiesBusiness PlanProject manage the implementation and upgrading of the business plan model.Prepare company business plans quarterly (P&L statement, Balance Sheet, Cash flow)Prepare sensitivity analysisFinancial AnalysisContinually source “best practice” and international benchmark for key hypothesis.Prepare Financial Analysis for the company (including investment, hedging, funding, payment terms).Analyze and interpret financial data including financial statement and present to management for decision making.Merger and Acquisition / Bank liaisonInitiate and prepare feasibility studies for M&A and new investments.Project manage the investment process for M&A.Project manage finance acquisitions (bank loan, Sukuk etc.), including bank presentationReporting & ApprovalsPrepare financial material for Investment committee, Audit committee and Executive committee for respective approvals (as per company deadlines)Contribute to the budget / reforecasting (funding options)Expected Qualifications:Either a Chartered Accountant (CPA, ACCA, CA) or a business degree from a credible business schoolDesirable an additional degree in CIMA or CFAExpected Experience:A minimum of 3 years’ experience in investment bank or audit firm is required.Preferably worked for at least one Management Consulting company or a global Big4 firm managing the Mergers & Acquisition portfolio.Required SkillsExcellent Communication Skills (written & oral)Presentation Skills, MS Office (strong Excel skills)Strong analytical skills with the ability to review variances, understand business cycles and their impact on operations.ERP, Data Warehousing & Business Intelligence Software application knowledge
EDARABIA • Dubai, United Arab Emirates
Job DescriptionWE ACT AS BUSINESS PARTNER TO TRANSPORT OPERATIONS MANAGER TO ACHIEVE BUSINESS RESULTS, OPTIMIZE PERFORMANCE AND ENSURE COMPLIANCE WITHIN TRANSPORT.Job Responsibility including but not limited to: • Lead analysis and act as the speaking partner in the budget process, as well as related closings together with the Transport Operations Manager• Collecting and analyzing data from all related areas (returns, YMS, carrier etc)• Identify business opportunities to increase cost efficiency in the transportation network• Computing/ calculating all financial aspects in a tender process• Managing CERES and CO2 reporting from all contracted partners in the day-to-day business as well as in tenders• Responsible to ensure the quality and that requirements are met in all cost and sustainability appendixes in the RFP package• Responsible for invoice control and rate follow up for all connected carriers and suppliers• Computing all transport related data to reflect the agreed KPIs in score cards and regional reports QualificationsROLE REQUIREMENTS:• Advanced computer knowledge including Microsoft Office Suite• 1-3 years of budgeting experience, including P&L, forecasting, etc.• Must have up-to-date knowledge and understanding of accounting and finance practices• Ability to look at business need and cost consciousness• Excellent people and communication skills• Ability to work independently and in a high pressure, multi-personality, fast-paced, deadline-oriented environment• Demonstrates flexible and efficient time management and ability to prioritize workload.• Ability to protect confidential information• Excellent organizational skills Minimum Candidate Qualifications: Competencies: • Deep knowledge of controlling, logistics, transport, related software and regional specifics, as well as operational capabilities• Good understanding of cross-functional departments and collaboration within Regions• Solid skills in project mgmt., prioritization and business case• Strong problem-solving and analytical mindset• Strong communication & coordination skills• Ability to collaborate and co-create with others• Agile mindset with a positive attitude to change and meaningful growth• Inclusive and empathetic towards others whilst encouraging diversity • Ability to understand your impact to others and contribution to the bigger picture
H&M Hennes & Mauritz AB • Burlington, U.S.
Our local government client needs a Senior Accountant who has an aptitude for adaptability. We would love to have you apply to this Senior Accountant role - apply today! This 4 month contract role has the opportunity to turn in to an FTE. If you have prior government accounting experience, you can work 100% remote!Your responsibilities in this role- Formulate Balance Sheet account reconciliations- Ready monthly consolidated P& L and Balance Sheet flux analysis for management reporting- Review financial results (benchmarks, trends, performance metrics)- Complete other projects as required- Be a part of various initiatives spanning multiple departments- Manage monthly accounting close procedures and deliverables (journal entries, reconciliations, reports) in compliance with GAAP- Organize quarterly reviews and testing with internal and external auditors- Bring a daily dedication to continuously improve the automation of the accounting and reporting process- Function with business partners to ensure compliance with procedures and controls, corporate accounting policies, and provide support on special requestsRequirementsPrior tenure with a local government accounting team highly preferred
Robert Half • Los Altos, U.S.
DESCRIPTIONContact Robert Half about this reputable company's Controller opportunity, if you have a knack for leading with high standards, positively motivating others, and making critical decisions and have experience taking charge of an accounting and clerical department. This role's duties will require planning and directing all accounting operational functions, handling the accumulation and consolidation of financial data for internal and external financial statements, evaluating accounting and internal control systems, and leading departmental staff. You might be a good fit for this position if you can lead with integrity and reliability and have the ability to manage self and others with urgency, practicality and accountability when providing client services. We are seeking creative team players with a talent for challenging the status quo, coming up with unique ideas, negotiating and influencing for this role. Consider this position if you're looking to advance your career with a very competitive and generous compensation and benefits package. The permanent Controller position is situated in the Seattle, Washington area.Your responsibilities in this role- Manage the production of the annual budget and forecasts and monitor on a monthly basis- Work closely with executive team and partners to facilitate efficient and effective firm-wide operation- Meet client expectations by reviewing deliverables of self and team to make sure they meet client satisfaction- Manage the timing for monthly billing and other cash management techniques to make sure cash collection is on time- Produce cash-flow reports, calculating cash needs at weekly and monthly intervals, and manage daily cash- Able to perform additional tasks beyond formal job duties- Support Finance Department initiatives, including software and systems implementation and other departmental or firm-wide improvements, through research, planning and implementation, as needed- Manage monthly and annual close of income statement and balance sheet, the reconciliations of accounts, and G/L analysis- Each month, present executive committee and partners with financial reports- Direct finance department activities, such as accounts payable, billings & collections, and payroll- Assess, execute and improve policies, procedures, controls and most methodologiesREQUIREMENTS- CPA/MBA preferred- Solid understanding of Microsoft Excel- Excellent analytical, quantitative and social skills- Excellent attention to detail- Progressive accounting experience, including as a Controller preferred- Excellent communication and organizational skill- Prior work in technology, analytics and management experience desired- Accounting experience in publicly-traded company a plus- Seizes opportunities to produce results without direct supervision- BA/BS in Accounting, Finance, Economics or other business related field- Experience working in a dynamic and changing company environment a plus- Ability to prioritize work and balance multiple projects and deadlines- Outstanding communication skills, excellent interpersonal skills, both oral and written, and ability to build as well as deliver effective presentations
Robert Half • Seattle, U.S.
Job DescriptionOverall Job Summary: As an Expansion Analyst, you will monitor, analyze, follow up and control the efficiencies and costs of Expansion functions for the H&M Group in the Americas Region. This role will support the Construction & Facilities, and Expansion teams with reporting, budgeting and target setting.This position is situated within the Expansion Function and reports to the Regional Business Controller, Construction & Facilities.Core Responsibilities include but are not limited to: Supports Regional Business Controller, Construction & Facilities (C&F) with creating, analyzing and managing Financial and KPI reports for the department, including follow-up with relevant Expansion stakeholders.Supports the C&F Controller with ad hoc reports upon request, supporting mainly the Construction & Facilities function, with additional support to other areas of Expansion as needed.Monitors, analyzes and follows up on cost performance of the H&M Group sites on actual vs budget, as well as forecasting.Responsible for maintaining/updating financial/project systems, tools, and budget models.Responsible for supporting in creation of the monthly, quarterly, and annual budgets for the H&M Group sites.Provides cost analysis on various budget line items across store classes & regions with detailed presentations on findings.Manages FM-Schedule, FM-Rectification and 3 Year Plan data to meet requirements for the H&M Group.Responsible for processing invoices for Facilities department in a timely manner and according to H&M policy and procedure.Acts as a liaison between Facilities vendors and Accounting for all past due statements.Acts as a first point of contact for Facilities Managers & Project Managers specific to any financial questions such as budgeting, forecasting, actuals, and business cases.Responsible for analyzing and reporting on work order data to support Sales Market Construction & Facilities Managers to secure timely execution of services and identify trends.Secures contract documentation is up to date; including amendments and vendor documentations according to H&M policy and procedure.Executes spot checks/audits of projects, budget, invoices, and contracts to ensure all relevant information is in place as per H&M Group policies and procedures.Identifies well-performing sites, capture best practices and share experiences from existing H&M Group sites within the organization.Additional Accountabilities:Reports on Opex & Capex in excess of $500 million. QualificationsWhat You’ll Need to Succeed:Bachelor’s Degree in Finance or Accounting preferred5+ years of experience in Finance or Accounting, with up-to-date knowledge and understanding of accounting and finance practices.1-2 years of budgeting experience, including P&L, forecasting, etc.Facility Management or multi-site retail environment experience preferred.Proficient in MS Office, advanced skills with Excel preferred.Strong time management, problem solving, and prioritization skills.Thorough, organized, and detail-oriented.Ability to work in a fast-paced environment, prioritize, and follow up on various projects.Ability to work with accounting/budget planning systems.Ability to work with work order management systems.Excellent verbal and written communication skills.Ability to analyze and balance business needs while being cost conscious.Required domestic travel up to 20% of time.
H&M Hennes & Mauritz AB • New York, U.S.
Job SummaryManage & Support the In-Store Goods Flow operations for existing & new IKEA Store’s by constantly improving excellence in logistical operations in the area of Goods Flow. Ensure all operational metrics for Commercial Build up are achieved as per the project timelines for new stores.Contribute to securing availability of our offer through all sales channels thereby strengthening the customer’s perceived availability with high merchandising quality and at the lowest possible cost.Strengthen the main objectives of IKEA to be leader in life at home in our local market and achieve growth and sustained long term profitability.Review the running stores Goods Flow operational performance by measuring the parameters in Navision and analysing the deviations in the stores monthly KPI’s.Monitor the new stores KPI post the opening, follow up 3 to 6 months into the new stores operations to secure that all ISL parameters are secured as per commercial brief agreements.Conduct ISL – 7 Steps trainings and competency workshops to enhance the knowledge of the Goods Flow team along with the Commercial Team partners thereby raising awareness of the Logistical operations carried out within an IKEA store.Existing IKEA StoresMatrix with the Goods Flow managers across the IKEA stores and secure excellence in the planning and execution of the goods flow process in co-operation with the ISL manager & business partners.Lead and inspire the Goods Flow Managers by providing support with the necessary tools and methods to enhance their functional competency development in order to secure succession planning.Actively support in planning, developing and improving logistics supply operations within the stores.Play and active role in ensuring that all the Goods Flow logistical KPIs are delivered as per the agreed business plan.Support the stores in securing efficient goods flow operations in a cost effective manner while maximizing overall commercial results.Support in analysing stock development with SSS partners and Goods flow managers to ensure a smooth flow of goods from external partners, ensure there is a healthy stock situation for all strategic articles.Ensure there is adequate emphases given for securing a safe working environment for the Good Flow teams, especially during the night replenishment operations with regards to health and safety in goods handling.Work together with partners in the supply chain to achieve a high and stable level of product availability for customers at all times.Live the IKEA and Al-Futtaim values and nurture a strong and living culture within the teams.New IKEA Store Project Support:Support the Expansion/Logistics strategy by ensuring the In – store logistic prerequisites are delivered in a timely manner as per the expansion project time plan, thereby ensuring a smooth Goods Flow during the build-up process for CBU 1 & CBU 2.Mentor, coach and support with recruitment for new stores as per the recruitment process in order to secure competency within the ISL team.Secure the right quantity of MHE for the logistics department by working with the Volume Based Resource Planning tool.Carry out project evaluation regarding the construction of the store for logistic areas.Secure all logistics areas Retail/ Back areas by working with the Dimensioning tool in order to ensure the store is built in order to secure 5 year sold volume capacity in store.Ensure the store warehouse racking is dimensioned in the most optimal (IKEA & EURO PALLET SPLIT) manner taking into consideration the construction aspects in order to secure a safe working environment for the ISL team.Ensure all checklists during CBU 1 & CBU 2 stage are worked with aggressively in order to tighten in store routines for goods handling and store safety.Ensure volumes sold split of 80/20 in terms of pieces sold through the Self-Serve / Full Serve area during commercial brief stage is secured.Secure the Goods Receiving Handover Checklist along with Customer Relations in order to ensure the store is ready for CBU 2 phase from a safety and security aspect.Secure a Service Level Agreement for the MHE and Racking audit is in place as soon as the store is handed over by construction to the In-store Logistics manager.Secure the Density in MH, Children’s IKEA & Kitchen accessories as per the IKEA benchmark figure.Ensure all logistics shortcuts, hotspots are secured and worked with during the commercial brief stage by liaising with the expansion commercial team on the same, as per the initial request from the in-store logistics manager of the store.Secure optimum service level at each step of the CBU 1 & 2 and ensure efficient build up stock to target highest service level at each step of the project and at opening time.Sales Supply Support & InventorySupport with ensuring the right service level of articles is ordered as per the range file and GPS input.Secure system integrity during the build-up phase in CBU 2 by ensuring all the relevant system parameters are in place i.e. Sales Space Management, RTS, Fill rate, Flexi sales to secure Common Planning Concept is worked with in the beginning. Organizational Readiness document to be tracked pre/post opening.Ensure the KPI’s for SSS are tracked right from the beginning in order to detect any deviation in the Service Level per HFB by securing a healthy stock on hand, on invoice and on order in the pipeline for the strategic articles in SL 1 & 2.Ensure the inventory team has an inventory cycle plan in place and the same is followed by securing a complete count for the store before store opening. (Displays, Room sets, fixed assets, buffer & picking locations, Sales support areas).Liaise with the import specialist to ensure all containers are received as per the agreed time plan and the flow of goods receiving is secured in order to reduce any demurrage at port.Plan and review the in-store logistics stock control system in order to ensure system accuracy and minimize discrepancies.Store Operating ProceduresEnsure the In-store logistics team has two set of SOP’s one for the build-up stage and one for operating a running store.Proof read and support with drafting the SOP of the ISL dept for both situations build up & post opening.Conduct an SOP test as per the expansion process to secure the ISL co-workers are well versed with the department SOP as well as the common SOP required to be learnt by all co-workers in store.Training & WorkshopsSupport the ISL manager by securing the transfer of know how during the expansion/build up process.Secure that the ISL co-workers are aware of the IKEA Concept, Safety routines, ISL process, Transfer Types, inventory process before store opening.Ensure the ISL 7 steps are touched upon for the Line Managers/ senior in ISL pre/post opening.Ensure the ISL Line Managers are aware of the contributions they have on the P & L and what lines they impact directly.Ensure the Recovery senior is taken through the Casey claim process along with the goods flow Manager.Ensure Navision training is given to all the ISL Line Manages & Seniors/Co-workers based on their job roles.Ensure the ISL Line managers/ seniors along with sales shopkeepers are taken through the Sales Space Management training.Ensure all the commercial team members are aware of the Transfer Types and the tracking of the same.Secure a Stock Loss Group post opening with the Recovery manager leading the team comprising of co-workers from the different areas of the store to secure knowledge and competences within the ISL organization.
EDARABIA • Dubai, United Arab Emirates
Restaurant General ManagerLeading Casual Dining Concept, AustraliaCirca AUD 70,000 plus Super and BonusDo you want to work for a LEADING restaurant group? Are you looking to relocate to Australia? Then keep reading…..The Role:We are looking for super-strong Restaurant General Managers to join this leading brand in Australia who have established themselves as the market leader in their sector over the last 14 years and due their ongoing success are still expanding with more than 60 new opening in the next 2 years alone!!!This role is all about delivering in the terms of a guest experience and empowering your team to be the best they can be. We are looking for Restaurant General Managers and Assistant General Managers who are super passionate about hospitality, understand how people tick and thrive in a fast-paced environment.This role is also for an entrepreneurial candidate who is a marketer in terms of their restaurant. It's about making your business successful through local initiatives, great customer service and providing the best product to be the best in the business. You are given the sense of running your own business with a huge support network and can even buy into your restaurant in the future!!Key ResponsibilitiesHelp to build a great team through training and developmentLead by exampleProvide THE BEST customer experienceSet targets with clear standards and timescalesRecognise and share in your team successControlling the financial performance of the business, seeking to exceed agreed sales and profit targets and achieving agreed marginsTo actively encourage pride, passion, courage and integrity in all communications with your teamTo actively market and promote your businessTo assist in developing your business by continuously seeking opportunities to increase sales and improve service, anticipating changes and planning accordinglyTo implement all company policies, standards, initiatives and legal requirements relating to the operation of your restaurantTo promote and implement best practices within your restaurant Who will you be as General Manager:We are looking for characters and personalities here, you will come from a strong hospitality and restaurant background, ideally, this will be extensively in the Fast Casual sector or the High street / Branded restaurant sector in the UK plus, you will have a solid understanding of a P&L and want to progress and success in your career.For this role YOU MUST:Have the ability to obtain 3 years’ worth of written references relating to your chosen job (e.g Restaurant Manager)If English is not your native language then you must meet the English language requirements: IELTS (or equivalent test) score of 6 in each componentBe willing/wanting to relocate to Australia permanently What to do next:Send in your CV or apply through the website to find out moreWe will be in touch with suitable candidate for an online assesmentOur client will be in the UK in the New year for Face to Face final interviews Due to the high numbers of applicants we aren’t always able to provide feedback, if you do not hear from us in 2 weeks’ time please assume you have not been successful. However, don’t hesitate to get in touch!
COREcruitment LTD • Sydney, Australia