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Manager Financial Planning and Analysis (FP&A)

Retail sector
Hybrid mode

Organizational context

Our customer, a major player in the retail sector, has experienced strong growth in recent years and plans to continue in this trajectory. In doing so, they are looking to acquire the knowledge and skills of a competent and entrepreneurial professional in financial planning and analysis. 

This position, reporting directly to the CFO, is newly created within the organization, and is intended to be a key player who will have to support all executives respectively in achieving their objectives as well as global strategies and targets. 

Job specification

The mission will be to provide added value by generating reliable analyses and forecasts, while formulating recommendations to support the achievement of organizational objectives and facilitate business decision-making. The main responsibilities of this position will be to identify and monitor key financial performance indicators, model global cash and financial flow forecasts, ensure consistent visibility of returns to various stakeholders, and ultimately support the identification of opportunities to increase profitability.

To provide the targeted strategic input, the incumbent of this position will concretely :

  • Perform in-depth financial analyses and explain variances to support the company's strategic decision-making.
  • Develop and maintain financial models for forecasting, budget planning and performance evaluation.
  • Collaborate with operational departments to understand needs and provide advice on financial planning.
  • Identify and monitor key financial performance indicators, recommending strategic adjustments where necessary.
  • Participate in the development of annual, monthly, and quarterly budgets.
  • Contribute to the development of financial reports to ensure consistency with organizational objectives.
  • Prepare profitability analyses and ad hoc reports for senior management.
  • Improve business processes and tools (ERP modules, treasury operations, etc.).
  • Ensure constant monitoring of market and industry trends to inform financial forecasts.
  • Assist in due diligence processes for potential acquisitions.

Required profile

The candidate we're looking for has a university degree and a minimum of 5 to 7 years' experience in a similar position with increasing responsibilities. Recognized for his or her ability to explain things in layman's terms, curiosity, autonomy and focus on problem-solving, the successful candidate is intrinsically motivated by collaboration and an entrepreneurial, dynamic, and growing environment. He/she is proficient in financial modeling tools and budget planning software and possesses excellent analytical skills and a facility for translating complex financial data into strategic recommendations. A CPA or CFA title will be considered an asset. 

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At Panache, our goal is to align your talent to our client’s purpose as an employer. If you consider having the right experience and competencies for this position, please send us your resume.