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Financial Analyst

Date: Mar 4, 2019

Location: Kilkenny, KK, IE, R95 E866

Company: Glanbia


Financial Analyst

An opportunity has arisen for a Financial Analyst with Glanbia Plc. This permanent position reports to the Financial Planning and Analysis Manager and is based at the company’s head office in Kilkenny.


Our Purpose & Values

At Glanbia we are dedicated to delivering better nutrition for every step of life’s journey. We differentiate ourselves by doing not only what is right for our business, but also what is good for our people and the communities in which we live and work. So if you’re looking to develop your career, stretch your ambitions and work for a company that has the ability to succeed on the world stage, ours is a journey you’ll want to share.


Role Summary

The Financial Analyst will work closely with the FP&A manager to drive and support Group analysis and forecasting requirements, focusing on delivering value in key activities such as the Corporate FP&A process, the Group cash flow forecast and Group procurement savings initiatives


Key Elements of the Role


  • Preparation of Corporate month end reporting pack with supporting variance analysis 
  • Liaise with department heads and other key stakeholders in the preparation and analysis of Corporate financial budgets and forecasts
  • Assist the FP&A manager to standardise and develop critical financial processes across Corporate divisions
  • Preparation and analysis of Group cash forecasts and budgets
  • Assist the FP&A manager to standardise and develop the cash forecasting and reporting processes across the group in partnership with Group Treasury, Business Units and Shared Services
  • Identification and analysis of Group FX exposures arising from internal recharging process as an input into FX hedging decision process
  • Preparation and analysis of Group procurement savings initiatives including the identification of potential saving opportunities
  • Other adhoc work as required including supporting various group wide projects sponsored by senior management



  • Recognised Professional Accounting Qualification required


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
  • Financial/business modelling experience in a complex business environment including integrated consolidated P&L, Balance Sheet and Cashflow
  • Strong attention to detail to ensure completeness and accuracy of information, combined with a strategic mind- able to see the big picture
  • Advanced Excel skills and strong Word, PowerPoint skills are essential
  • 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
  • Strong hands-on SAP knowledge would be an advantage
  • Self-motivated, proactive, ability to ensure tasks are finalised to strict deadlines
  • An ability to work on their own initiative 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
  • Willingness to visit business unit locations which will require international travel