Associate Manager, Financial Planning Analyst Job At BIC

Associate Manager, Financial Planning Analyst at bic


is a manufacturing corporation based in Clichy, France, best known for making disposable consumer products such as lighters, razors and pens

Associate Manager, Financial Planning Analyst Job At BIC

Applications are invited for the position of Associate Manager, Financial Planning Analyst at BIC company in Lagos, Nigeria. Interested candidates must possess the below-listed requirements before proceeding to the application procedure.

Associate Manager, Financial Planning Analyst Job Description

  • The expectation is that the Associate Manager, Financial Planning Analyst will be an accomplished team-player to help drive the business forward. Forecasting, planning, and budget management abilities will be crucial.
  • Reporting to the Nigeria Finance Manager, the ideal Financial Analyst would have 5+ years’ experience in Financial Planning & Analysis (including the production of monthly management accounts and reporting) with a proven track record within the FMCG environment.
  • Must have a good understanding of all functions of the typical accounting department, including accounts receivable, accounts payable.
  • Must keep up with a material volume of information, often tracked in complex spreadsheets, thus requiring discipline and methodology.
  • Effective communication skills are crucial as she/he must be able to relay difficult, dense information to upper management in a precise and easy-to-understand way.
  • Responsible for providing full financial & business analytics and accounting support to the country manager, finance manager, and to the HQ finance department, ensuring all business decisions are taken with a full understanding of their financial impact.


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Job Responsibilities

  • The Associate Manager, Financial Planning Analyst will plan, collect data and prepare annual budgets/Rolling Forecast, monthly and quarterly financial forecasts, operating plan, and modeling tools in conjunction with the Finance Manager and Sales/Marketing teams.
  • Submit, follow-up, and justify budget components to the local management and to the finance team.
  • Analyze current and past trends in key performance indicators including all areas of revenue, cost of sales, expenses, and capital expenditures.
  • Monitor performance indicators, highlighting trends, and analyzing causes of unexpected variance Supervision of Financial Analyst(s).
  • Develop an analysis of variances against the operational plan, rolling forecast, and business plan, suggest adequate corrective actions where needed.
  • Prepare rebates set-up, ensure proper calculation, and manage their payments
  • Preparation of working capital analysis, P&L, and balance sheet
  • Implement and work with a Business Intelligence Tool and Dashboard reports
  • Improve performance by evaluating processes to drive efficiencies and understand ROI in marketing programs, menu pricing, new store rollouts as well as new projects
  • The Associate Manager, Financial Planning Analyst will develop financial models and analyses to support strategic initiatives
  • Providing all departments (sales, marketing, HR, CS & SC…) with the necessary financial analysis and information
  • Providing ad-hoc month-end business report analysis to management
  • Maintaining Pricing Index, Item Master, and Standard Costing Computation

 Key Performance Indicators / Key Figures

  • Timely and Accurate Reporting in the different environments
  • KPI = deadline compliance + Post deadline adjustments tracking
  • Precision: Highest standards of accuracy and precision; highly well-organized and efficient
  • Active involvement in good communication between finance and other departments.
  • Monthly closing on time and with all BIC procedures completed (31 steps in the closing procedure to manage in 4 days)
  • Accurate and timely reports on P&L and balance sheets items;
  • Completion of tasks within the company and legal deadlines/standards;


R = Required                      D = Desired

  • R – Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting/Economics/Finance
  • R – 5+ years’ experience in Financial Planning and Analysis
  • R – Fluent in English, People Oriented, Proactive
  • R – Exposure and interest to ERP and comfortable with IT.
  • R – Exposure in Consumer Products & Retail industry
  • D – Professional Accounting certification such as ACA, ACCA, CFA
  • D – MBA in financial management and planning is an added advantage
  • D – JDE, ANAPLAN, S2M & HFM knowledge is a plus
  • D – Professional knowledge of French is a plus
  • R – Accounting, Financial and Reporting system knowledge
  • R – Practical knowledge of Advanced Microsoft Excel and PowerPoint skills and MS- Access
  • R – Cognate skill in Sage Evolution usage
  • D – Experience with Fast Moving Consumer Goods (FMCG) in a reputable organization
  • D – Demonstrated ability to roll-up sleeves and work with team members in a hands-on management capacity
  • R – Integrity, Assertive, Approachable, Adaptability
  • R – Committed and involved in transformation/cultural change
  • R – Self-motivated, detail-minded, well organized, responsible, and willing to learn
  • R – Must be able to work accurately under pressure without supervision.
  • R – Must be able to liaise and communicate at all levels.
  • R – Deadline driven.
  • R – Strong at process improvement with an analytical mind
  • R – Effective in communication and team player
  • D – Project management experience is appreciated
  • R – At least one proven experience in statutory consolidation (Knowledge of local GAAP and IFRS).

Important Notice

  • The candidate will be joining a Fast-Growing area, with the newly implemented Nigeria Finance Department.
  • With Finance Manager support, she/he will be working on the business’ specific needs assessment and strategic roadmap, integrating / mapping disparate legacy systems, and reengineered business processes, (overall systems design, risk, and security design, data and information cleansing, financial close, consolidation, reporting processes, Tax…)
  • The candidate is expected to have a good understanding of all aspects of the Finance function, accounting acumen —and IT sensitivity

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