EMEIA Financial Control & Analysis - Sales Finance Analyst

London, Greater London, United Kingdom
Corporate Functions

Summary

Posted: 13 Aug 2019
Weekly Hours: 35
Role Number: 200081382
Apple is a place where extraordinary people gather to do their best work. Together we create products and experiences people once couldn’t have imagined — and now can’t imagine living without. If you’re excited by the idea of making a real impact, and joining a team where we pride ourselves in being one of the most diverse and inclusive companies in the world, a career with Apple might be your dream job… Just be prepared to dream big. You will become a member of the Sales Finance team at Apple. With approx. 200 employees based across EMEIA this team works with the Sales function to provide best in class commercial and financial support. Being part of the Sales Finance team means obsessing over the customer experience; when problem solving, stripping out what is not essential and focussing on what is; demanding the very best from yourself and the rest of the team; blazing the right path of action, zeroing in on what is critical and letting go of what isn’t; being part of a high performing team and connecting with others, asking for help when needed and going out of your way to help others succeed. This role is responsible for the financial management of Apple’s Sales business in EMEIA. Activities include budgeting, planning, forecasting, reporting and analysing spend. The position will partner with the Sales budget owners in EMEIA as well as various cross functional teams. You will become a key member of the FC&A team, liaising with GBS and WW Sales Finance teams, and providing financial problem-solving to support the business. The Sales Finance Business Partner must be comfortable dealing with complex data sets and be able to summarise and communicate findings effectively.

Key Qualifications

  • Excellent business partnering support and analytical mind-set
  • Customer-centric approach to business
  • Self-starter who takes initiative and can work without continuous instruction. Takes ownership for the role and its output
  • Strong analytical skills with exceptional written and verbal communication skills
  • Ability to collaborate across different teams
  • Willing to offer a point of view and professional judgement
  • Ability to synthesise large amounts of information and analysis into clear and insightful communication and output
  • Attention to detail and accuracy is key as output from the team will be used to make strategic business decisions
  • Experience of working as part of a high performing team in a high paced organisation undergoing continuous change
  • Excellent systems skills including strong knowledge of Excel and Keynote. Experience with Essbase, a plus
  • Ability to prioritise workload and respond quickly to urgent requests for information. High standard of planning and organising skills

Description

This role is responsible for the financial management of Apple’s Sales business in EMEIA. Activities include budgeting, planning, forecasting, reporting and analysing spend. The position will partner with the Sales budget owners in EMEIA as well as various cross functional teams. The successful candidate will become a key member of the FC&A team, liaising with GBS and WW Sales Finance teams, and providing financial problem-solving to support the business. The Sales Finance Business Partner must be comfortable dealing with complex data sets and be able to summarise and communicate findings effectively. Business partnering with key stakeholders from EMEIA Sales business and WW Sales Finance teams. Interact and collaborate with GBS. Reviewing current quarter performance plans, identifying risks/opportunities and addressing with accurate financial recommendations for corrective actions. Develop, compile and maintain the monthly EMEIA Sales OPEX forecast and planning cycles by working closely and extensively with both EMEIA and WW business and Finance teams. Drive continual process improvements related to budgeting, planning, forecasting and reporting. Provide insightful analysis to ensure all variances are understood and reported back to relevant teams to enable appropriate action.

Education & Experience

Qualified Accountant

Additional Requirements