Financial Planning Analyst
Job Type: Permanent
Salary: €60,000 - €79,999
Location: Dublin City
Ref: DA1907086685
Job Description

Financial Planning and Development Analyst

Location: Dublin 4

Our client is a large hospitality group with 40+ properties across Europe.

Purpose of this role:

To work in our Development & Finance functions providing FP&A support both to the new hotels Development Function and the Head of Finance. The role is responsible for preparing financial analysis models that support strategic new hotel development and operational initiatives, delivering and maintaining a best in class financial forecasting approach, financial governance and delivering value add reporting in a well-controlled and efficient environment.

Examples of projects that you will support include asset and company acquisitions (of trading hotels and sites/buildings suitable for hotel development), disposals of non-core assets, bank debt, long term leases, etc.

Development Department

Via financial modelling, prepare initial opportunity appraisals to determine the viability of projects using appropriate financial metrics. These would include P&L and cashflow forecasts incorporating construction costs, appropriate debt/equity and tax structuring.
Preparation of board papers appraising opportunities and providing recommendations to the board and how they should proceed.
Carry out Due Diligence for any acquisitions that are taking place and escalating any issues in an appropriate and timely manner.
Management of Virtual Data Sites (VDR) for disposals and acquisitions.
Preparation of completion accounts in the event of company acquisitions.
Assessment of existing hotels to determine if site intensification/product reconfiguration opportunities exist.

Business and Financial Performance & Reporting

Preparation of Executive presentation packs.
Preparation of 5-year business plan trading forecasts for the Group.
Liaise with finance functions in other jurisdictions (including the European Head Office and Group Head Office in mainland Europe) to provide financial analysis.
Ad hoc projects at request of Head of Finance.

Essential Experience:

Experience working in a fast-paced, constantly changing environment.
Ability to develop effective cross-functional relationships within the business to accomplish objectives.
Experience engaging and influencing stakeholders.
Ability to anticipate and proactively manage issues.
Analyse complex business problems, and develop and recommend appropriate solutions.
Prioritise tasks, manage and deliver high-quality work within timelines, and manage resources while remaining focused on and aligned to team goals and objectives.
Work independently but also as part of a team.
Able to collate information from multiple sources to assess business performance and identify issues, perform root-cause analysis, develop solutions to address the issues and assess the solutions against a set of decision criteria, recommend solutions.
Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
Excellent interpersonal skills.
Strong analytical and problem-solving skills.
Must be forward-looking, dynamic, driven, and proactive.
A minimum of 2 years relevant experience in financial analysis roles.
A recognised accounting qualification (ACA; ACMA; ACCA) or equivalent is desirable
Advanced user of Microsoft Excel.
Experience with SAP and Bi360 an advantage.

To find out more information, please contact David Armstrong on 01 231 4651. All contact will remain fully confidential.

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