Finance Business Partner
- Milan, Metropolitan City of Milan, Italy
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The Central Finance Team for Continental Europe provides financial analysis and decision support to the Continental European markets and European business divisions. We are the liaison point for finance activities and insights relating to these areas.
FY 2022 will be a critical and exciting time to join the team, as Continental Europe implements its strategy to grow the business, increase cash penetration and generate and sustain new payment flows, as economies recover from the shocks of Covid.
We are seeking a finance business partner (FBP) to support Value in Kind (VIK) in Europe. Responsibilities include critical aspects of financial planning and analysis and, crucially, the production of high-quality analysis to supplement regular reporting and provide commercial insights that support the VIK leadership team in taking the business forward.
This position reports to the Senior Finance Business Partner for VIK and Visa Consulting & Analytics (VCA). The role holder’s key focus will be to use data and apply analytical rigour to provide insights, bringing life to MI reporting and adding value in business decisions, whether during the budget round, during the year or on specific investments decision points. There will be an element of cross-team working, including providing analysis and insights for the Continental European clusters.
Therefore, a degree of curiosity, flexibility, the ability to multi-task and be self-driven are all required.
The successful candidate is expected to work closely with the Global VIK team, different Finance teams within Visa including Controllership and FP&A in Europe, and other Finance business partners across functions and geographies.
This is a great opportunity to develop in a business partnering role and support a business which is growing and receiving global attention.
Key Duties and Responsibilities
Analysis & insights
Build a good understanding of the VIK business model to add insightful commentary to business results to help senior management run their business
Leverage data and business expertise to ‘deep dive’ into key business trends and performance drivers to provide new insights and influence business strategy
Master data sources and visualisation to support Finance teams in European markets and functional business partners in analytical projects and strategic presentations, and to improve the efficiency and effectiveness of operational decision making
Coordinate and consolidate inputs from the Finance teams in European markets, the Visa Europe FP&A team and functional business partners for an overall view of Continental Europe’s VIK revenues and expenses
Finance Business partnering
Develop effective working relationships with key stakeholders and work closely with them to produce the VIK annual budget, quarterly forecasts and monthly reporting
Clearly communicate compelling messages to senior executives, external business partners, and Finance counterparts in other functions and regions
Assist and respond to ad hoc queries in a timely and appropriate manner, and be agile in approach to contribute to successful delivery of the team’s broad range of business partnering and analytical responsibilities
• Suitable experience providing analytical insights in a commercial environment
• Exceptional interpersonal skills to build an effective and trusted business partnering relationship
• Strong oral and writing capabilities and the ability to ‘tell the story’ behind the numbers to senior level executives
• Self-starter with ability to work independently with limited guidance within a complex and commercially oriented environment
• Team oriented, collaborative and resourceful, with the ability to flourish in a matrix environment
• Advanced user level in Excel, PowerPoint and Tableau and financial systems required, and coding experience (VBA) and use of data tools such as R and Python desirable
• Experience in the payments and good knowledge of banking industry is preferred