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We are looking for a financial analyst to join the Finance team in UPS Europe Headquarters (Brussels, Belgium). We support managers across Europe, as well as in our Corporate HQ in USA, in their decision making by reporting, analyzing and planning (financial) data, creating insights, drawing conclusions and shaping thought processes. Working in this position will give you fantastic insights into the European operations of world’s largest parcel delivery company.
Researches and interprets financial data to ensure leaders have the most up to date and reliable information to help make the best possible decisions.
Researches requested expenses and project trends for staff, division, business, and center managers to ensure operation within budget guidelines.
Assists in performing variance analysis of actual versus planned data to identify areas where targeted projections are not being obtained.
Audits areas of concern (e.g., unusual cost, overtime hours, etc.) to ensure proper reporting occurs.
Gathers and analyzes preliminary data for management team to help determine strategic direction for communicating information to the regions and districts.
Develops, maintains and improves Activity Based Costing Model used for company-wide bidding, reporting, and planning.
Updates the cost modeling application to ensure cost studies are accurate.
Collaborates with management across business units and departments to determine costs for the cost model application.
Conducts Airfeed Monthly Closing and Business Plan Process Reporting
Manages Regional Airfeed Adjustment Requests
Processes Reporting System Flow Updates
2-3 years relevant experience as Finance Analyst
University degree (Finance, Economics, etc.); preferably MBA
Experience with auditing - Preferred
Experience demonstrating proficiency with Microsoft Office Suite Products (Excel, Access, PowerPoint, Word)
Familiarity with VBA and SQL is a plus
Ambitious, career minded person
Outstanding productivity and leadership characteristics
Data-driven and taking initiative in developing new measurements and metrics
Creative and logical thinker; strategic mind set
Structured approach; process oriented; able to prioritize
Deductive reasoning skills; able to translate findings into conclusions and recommendations
Strong work ethic and high degree of accuracy; eye for detail; accountable
Perform well under pressure; ability to meet tight & continuous deadlines
Inquisitive personality; strong desire to learn; ability to probe effectively
Able to build strong relationships with both internal and external business partners
Excellent financial management and analytical, numerical and conceptual skills with demonstrated understanding of financial modeling and analysis tools.
Excellent presentation and writing skills
Fluency in written and spoken English, other languages are an advantage
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