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Financial Planning and Analysis Specialist

Company: IKEA
Location: Bakersfield
Posted on: February 25, 2021

Job Description:

WHY WE WILL LOVE YOUYou are innovative with a passion for doing business and leading business and people together. We believe you have a long term oriented and strategic approach. Contributing to an environment where the IKEA culture is a strong and living reality, that embraces the diversity of co-workers and customers, motivates you.To succeed in this role you will navigate the unit towards growth, optimal performance and sustained profitability, in line with the IKEA direction. Growing IKEA together and the Central Fulfilment Objectives.You have knowledge in following areas:-- Understand the profit and loss and how to affect its result through actions.-- Setting and implementing action plans, setting budgets, providing clear direction and following up goals.-- Experience rotating through roles within the finance function-controlling, treasury, audit, financial planning and analysis, or business unit finance.-- Working knowledge of IKEA and Global financial regulations, including IAAP, GAAP & Sarbanes-Oxley.-- Knowledge of Distribution and Warehouse dynamics as related to operations, scheduling and service levels.-- Ability to translate business needs into financial consequences and solutions.-- lead and implement changeYou are able to demonstrate general leadership ability and effectiveness. You are encouraged to stimulate creative ideas and perspectives that adds value. You explore alternatives to reach outcomes acceptable to all parties. Providing guidance and feedback to maximize performance of individuals and/or groups inspires you. You develop virtual and other collaborative relationships to facilitate current and future objectives.WHAT YOU'LL BE DOING DAY TO DAY As a Financial Planning and Analysis Specialist you will Support growth, performance and sustained long-term profitability by utilizing knowledge of IKEA and the local market in collaboration with the management group and field team. You will employ a multi-dimensional view in order to consider customer, commercial, people, financial and operational perspectives.* Be a pro-active, trustworthy business partner who takes a multidimensional view of the business, connecting the needs of customers and the unit with a complete overview of the profit and loss.* Support and challenge the unit through business case thinking.* Protect and secure the mid-term financial development in the unit by connecting the profit and loss to the objectives of the IKEA Direction and identified business opportunities in the market.* Contribute to the financial business planning process, ensuring that the financial plan is aligned with the BPL priorities in the unit.* Drive and co-ordinate the financial follow-up and forecasting process in the unit, in line with the global business navigation year cycle.* Support and encourage managers within the unit to use business cases when identifying, evaluating and acting on business opportunities. * Together with stakeholders analyze and evaluate benefits, costs and investments, ensuring a good return on investment and qualitative business cases.* Navigate towards more effective and cost conscious ways of working, identifying growth and cost potentials through benchmarking, striving for constant improvements and closing of the performance gap.* Lead, develop and secure the Business Navigation competence in the unit and identify potential successors together with line managers.* Provide relevant, user-friendly business information, promoting standardized reporting and securing competence in the organization to allow for analysis and understanding of performance and for making optimized decisions.* Ensure that the rules and guidelines from the IKEA Group Risk Manual and country legislation are implemented and monitored in order to ensure that the unit is safeguarded.* Secure that the venue is regularly maintained and that the unit have required and quality facilities. * Ensure investments when needed.* Support the unit and especially Staff planning and Operations with Business Navigation competence enabling them to make optimized decisions in their daily work.WORKING WITH US HAS ITS REWARDSOur benefits package is just one way that we aim to make IKEA a great place to work. We want to make sure that you can enhance your life both at work and at home by providing access to a great range of benefits.-- Competitive medical and prescription plan including Autism coverage-- Generous 401(k), dental and vision plans-- Retirement plan called "Tack" (the Swedish word for "thank you")-- Tuition assistance-- Co-worker discount and meal deal-- Pet insurance-- Generous parental and paid-time off package-- And more!

Keywords: IKEA, Bakersfield , Financial Planning and Analysis Specialist, Accounting, Auditing , Bakersfield, California

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