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Financial Analyst, FP&A

Date: Jan 4, 2023

Location: Kilkenny, KK, IE, R95 YTD5

Company: Glanbia

Glanbia plc.

Financial Analyst, FP&A 


Glanbia - Our Business

Glanbia is a global nutrition company and the global leader in the performance nutrition industry with a portfolio of performance and lifestyle nutrition brands. As a nutritional solutions provider in the B2B arena, we commercialise specialty nutritional, functional ingredients and precision premixes to meet our customer needs. Glanbia’s growth has been achieved both organically and via targeted M&A to scale positions and build into adjacencies in attractive segments aligned with our purpose.

  • B2C: each of our own brands has its own consumer appeal. We are the #1 global sports nutrition brand with a growing presence in lifestyle nutrition.
  • B2B: our portfolio of both nutritional ingredients and cheese products gives us strong market reach and customer relevance. We work closely with our customers to develop products that exceed their expectations.
  • D2C: our digital platforms enhance engagement with our consumers at multiple touch points throughout their purchasing decision journey. We will continue to connect with consumers through creative excellence and new digital layers of services.

Employing over 6,000 people across 32 countries, our products are sold or distributed in over 100 countries with total Group revenue of €4.2bn. We have three segments: Glanbia Performance Nutrition, Glanbia Nutritionals and Joint Ventures & Associates. Our shares are listed on the Irish and London Stock Exchanges (symbol: GLB).


Role Summary


Glanbia plc is seeking to recruit a Financial Analyst, who will work closely with the Group FP&A team and business partner with cross-functional stakeholders to drive and support Group analysis and forecasting. This is a permanent opportunity and will report to the Group FP&A Manager. 



The base location of the role will be in Head Office Kilkenny with a blended working arrangement available through our Smart working model which allows you a greater choice in how you work and live, giving you a better work-life balance.


Key Elements of the Role


  • Assist in the monthly performance and forecast Board reporting process
  • Support the preparation and review of Corporate FP&A processes (including month end reviews and budgets/forecasts), identifying areas for potential cost savings
  • Assist in preparing the Group’s capex reports, analysing performance and supporting investment decisions
  • Support the annual Group financial strategy and planning process
  • Support the development of integrated Group performance models to support strategic planning and provide valuable insights for the business through analysis of data
  • Assist in the ongoing development of the Group FP&A function within the wider finance function and its support of key stakeholders
  • Other ad-hoc work as required including supporting various group wide projects sponsored by senior management




  • Recognised Professional Accounting Qualification required & retained membership of the relevant accounting body


Skills & Experience

  • Results driven individual with a minimum of 2-3 years post qualification accounting and commercial experience ideally gained in a multi-national environment.
  • Strong attention to detail to ensure completeness and accuracy of information, combined with a strategic mind – able to see the big picture.
  • Strong written communication and reporting ability with ability to communicate to stakeholders across various levels and functions.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills with ability to communicate and present to senior management.
  • Willingness to visit business unit locations, which may require international travel.
  • Self-motivated, proactive, ability to ensure tasks are finalised to strict deadlines.
  • SAP knowledge would be an advantage.
  • Advanced Excel skills and strong Word, PowerPoint skills are essential.
  • An ability to work on their own initiative, to deadlines, within a team environment.
  • Ability to work collaboratively within a global business environment.
  • Enjoys working in a fast-paced, innovative environment where the focus is on continuous improvement and the challenge to make it better.


At Glanbia, we celebrate diversity, because we know that our individual strengths make us stronger together. We welcome and encourage interest from a wide variety of candidates, and we will give your application consideration, without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender perception or identity, national origin, age, marital status, or disability status. 


At Glanbia our culture will celebrate individuality, knowing that together we are more.