Red Hat EMEA Sales Financial Planning Accountant - Fixed Term in Cork, Ireland

Company Description

At Red Hat, we connect an innovative community of customers, partners, and contributors to deliver an open source stack of trusted, high-performing solutions. We offer cloud, Linux, middleware, storage, and virtualization technologies, together with award-winning global customer support, consulting, and implementation services. Red Hat is a rapidly growing company supporting more than 90% of Fortune 500 companies.

Job summary

The Red Hat Europe, Middle East, and Africa (EMEA) Finance team is looking for a Financial Planning and Analysis Accountant to join us on a twelve-month contract in Cork, Ireland. In this role, you will prepare, review, analyze, and interpret financial and budgetary reports in addition to performing technical analysis to determine present and future operational performance within the EMEA region. You’ll also gather, analyze, prepare, and summarize recommendations for business plans, reporting activity, trended future requirements, and operating forecasts. As a Financial Planning and Analysis Accountant, you’ll need to have financial and analytical expertise and be able to effectively apply this throughout the organization, focusing specifically on EMEA sales activity along with project responsibilities. You will report to the EMEA Financial Planning and Analysis Director.

Primary job responsibilities

  • Develop analyses, KPI metrics, and presentations that provide insight and direction to the leadership and effectively improve performance

  • Deliver solid fluctuation analysis of operational performance (budget to actual, period over period, and forecast to actual) on a monthly, quarterly, and annual basis

  • Build EMEA country-level detailed expense budgets and resource planning for fiscal year planning

  • Provide and communicate reports to senior management at strategic, operational, and organizational levels

  • Work closely with headquarters finance teams and EMEA operational teams for annual budgeting and monthly forecasting within required reporting timelines

  • Work effectively with line manager, team members, and the EMEA executive team to ensure all financial reporting and analytical requirements are met in a timely and effective manner

  • Effectively collaborate with external teams like operations, marketing, and global finance on deliverables as needed

  • Engage in ad hoc projects as required to ensure financial requirements are met

  • Use reporting experience to streamline and improve processes within the organization

Required skills

  • Qualified Accountant with 2-3 years of post-qualified experience; business degree is a plus

  • Background in finance with a multinational company

  • Experience in reporting, analytics, and planning

  • Prior experience with enterprise resource planning (ERP) systems (ideally Oracle) and budgeting and reporting software (ideally Hyperion)

  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills; ability to make effective written and verbal presentations to management

  • Ideally experience working with large systems and data sets using data mining and visualization tools like SAS/Tableu

  • Good understanding of U.S. GAAP accounting requirements

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Job ID 63371

Category Finance