Junior Financial Business Analyst

Company Description

Launched in 1998, this pioneering British-born brand has specialised in creating amazing experiences and unforgettable memories - from hotels, city breaks and holidays to theatre, entertainment and spa days. Experts in brightening up online travel, lastminute.com is among the worldwide leaders in the field, helping hundreds of thousands of customers every year find, and do, "whatever makes them pink".

At the heart of our culture is a commitment of inclusion across race, gender, age sexual orientation, religion, gender identity or expression and accessibility. We strongly believe in an equal opportunity space, which is welcoming and celebrates the uniqueness of everyone who works here. We value different lived experiences and respect viewpoints, as we know unicity drives innovation. We want to make sure our people reflect the communities across the world we help travel.

Job Description

We are looking for a talented, high-energy team player to be part of the finance analytics team.

The candidate will support the Finance team from a reporting perspective and she/he will understand business/economic/environmental drivers of forecasted figures estimates versus accounting results. The ideal candidate should have both analytical and accounting skills.

Key responsibilities:

  • Develop an understanding of key performance drivers and issues relating to forecast and actual results ensuring key issues, risks and business drivers are understood and highlighted.

  • Evaluate financial performance by comparing and analyzing actual results with plans and forecasts

  • Work closely with the accounting team to ensure accurate financial reporting

  • Guide the cost analysis process by establishing and enforcing policies and procedures

  • Provide analysis of trends and forecasts and recommend actions for optimization

  • Perform ad-hoc analysis with the aim to identify misalignment between the business view vs accounting actual data

  • Support decision making 

  • Create the documentation of the existing processes

  • Understand the requirements and specifications of new projects, set up schedules, define sources and tasks, keep track of deadline and progress, collaborate with other team involved in the project

Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree in Economics, AFC or Management Engineering

  • 1+ years relevant experience using strong analytical skills

  • Advanced working knowledge of Excel (VLOOKUP, SUMIF, PIVOT…) 

  • Base knowledge of SQL

  • Knowledge of International Financial Reporting Standards (IFRS)

  • Strong interpersonal skills - including written and oral communication skills - work on a ethic based and on a strong desire to exceed expectation

  • English proficiency, spoken and written

The successful candidate is a highly analytical person that can understand key business drivers and is able to:

  • Create documentation and reference guides

  • Prepare financial deliverables, reconciliations and reporting

  • Contribute to the overall efficient operation of the department and help the company to be fully aware of its financial condition.

Additional Information

By joining our company, you will have the chance to:

  • Join a dynamic team in an inclusive-international environment

  • Grow thanks to the career journey and our internal mobility perspective

  • Manage your own schedule thanks to the flexible start and end of the working day

  • Work a shorter working week (36h), of which 4 hours on Friday morning

  • Get focus time for learning, development and deep work on Friday mornings

  • Work partially or fully remote according to local laws

  • Enjoy continuous training thanks to our company platform

  • Benefit from employee discounts on travel

  • Receive 2 days off per year for the purpose of volunteering

  • Receive a bonus after 5 and one after 10 years in the company

  • Get free snacks / fruit / hot drinks / water / beverages at our offices

  • Participate in amazing winter and summer corporate events

  • Benefit from extended parental or marriage leave