Hasbro SA, based in Delemont Switzerland, manufactures and sells Hasbro toy and games products around the world. Hasbro European Trading BV ('HET') is Hasbro SA’s distributor in Europe, which sells to Hasbro SA’s customers in all major European countries. Hasbro International Trading BV ('HIT') is Hasbro SA's distributor for Direct/FOB sales in Europe. Hasbro UK Ltd ('the Company') provides sales, marketing and other services to HET and HIT in the United Kingdom and Ireland. Job Title: Senior Financial Analyst Location: Department UK Finance (Local Finance) Country & Site UK, Stockley Park Reports to: Financial Planning Manager Date updated: March 2018 Main Purpose of role: To provide a decision support service to the UK Business. Providing analysis and reporting of business performance for the UK, including evaluation against key performance indicators (KPI’s), and recommendations of corrective action where appropriate. Consolidation of UK financial data to give a UK group (domestic & FOB businesses) perspective on key performance indicators. Specific Responsibilities/ Tasks: (Where relevant include SOX responsibilities) Coordination of annual budget and monthly forecasting processes, in accordance with Corporate guidelines In conjunction with other cross-functional members (comprising EU Finance, Retail Fulfilment, Sales and Marketing) coordinate and prepare the monthly phased forecast and annual budget (Dom & FOB) for sign off by the UK Management Team, highlighting risks and opportunities as appropriate. To manage, evaluate and validate phased Budget/Forecasts, ensuring appropriate milestones are in place to track business performance versus planned expectations. Inventory and Receivables budget and forecasting with appropriate analysis as required Sales allowance tracking and brand phasing review, including Disney reporting. Completion of FX calculations required for forecast submissions and the budget and forecast FCSR. Review and approve the monthly actual results. Manage & interpret trends and determine impact on the quarterly/annual forecast, and making appropriate recommendations to the UK Financial Planning Manager Interpret the monthly financial results (Domestic & FOB) to capture trends and variances from planned expectations to determine any implications on quarterly and annual forecasts and report accordingly to the Financial Planning Manager. Lead mid-month review meeting, and actuals call with EU SSC and EU Finance Review of weekly account / brand sales reports to identify major movements & deviations from forecast expectations. Review of weekly orders and shipments reporting. Review of the weekly report for the Weekly Trading Meeting Calculation of the monthly domestic net sales Preparation & supporting justification of key monthly reserves including obsolescence provision; credit note provision; rebate provisions & monitoring of JMA / A&P reserves to ensure they are sufficient come year end. Monthly balance sheet review with EU SSC to ensure integrity of reported results and identify potential contingencies and exposures. Preparation & calculation of year-end rebates payable to customers & tracking the payments. Review of overheads costs and phasing vs forecast and budget Headcount reporting and tracking Financial evaluation of customer and brand performance, including new initiatives, making appropriate recommendations to maximise UK profitability Provide a decision support role to the sales and marketing teams, with emphasis on regular financial evaluation of customer and brand initiatives, these typically will include new product lines, new pricing strategy, new investment appraisal, trading terms. Regular A&P/JMA/Rebates investment evaluation analysis to ensure investment remains within budget/forecast & validation of any customer trade terms & brand proposal outside of approved guidelines. Report to Financial Planning Manager & brand / sales teams. Validate the integrity of reported results, and the ensuring robustness of the profit forecasts by participating in regular Balance Sheet reviews with the European Shared Service Financial Accounting department Financial/Business Review Packs Preparation of the monthly Financial/Business Review Packs, for review with the Financial Planning Manager. Other Duties Assist in the maintenance of the local business control environment, in accordance with current SOX corporate policies and procedures Any other ad hoc duties as required by the Financial Planning Manager and/or senior management. Staffing responsibilities (Direct & Indirect reports) None Key Relationships: Internal European Shared Service European Finance Local Finance – all levels Retail Fulfilment & Asset Team Sales and Marketing – all levels UK Senior Management External KPMG Skills/Knowledge/ Experience/ Qualification requirements: Essential Experience & Skills Graduate - ACMA Qualified accountant / Finalist Some significant, demonstrable experience, gained in a commercial finance role in an FMCG/Industry environment. Proven understanding and experience of management accounting including full P&L & Balance Sheet responsibility. Excellent communication skills, with proven ability to clearly summarise and present information and recommendations to non-finance managers (sales & marketing) & senior management.. Excellent analytical skills. Experience to include: brand/account profitability analysis, retail sales tracking analysis, variance analysis in both P&L and Balance Sheet. Some previous supervisory experience would be beneficial. Understanding & knowledge of SAP would be an advantage. PC skills: must be fully proficient with MS Office (Advanced level Excel, Intermediate Word/ PowerPoint) Behaviours & Competences A pro-active self-starter, with the proven ability to work accurately and to a high standard with a keen eye for detail, whilst meeting multiple tight deadlines in a fast paced environment. Ability to deal with existing and varying problems, providing effective solutions. Whilst having the capacity to anticipate problems & create solutions before they manifest themselves. Proven experience of translating & communicating technical information into a commercial perspective with enthusiasm, authority and confidence in areas of expertise. Confidence & ability to intelligently challenge and influence the Commercial Business A positive team player, where flexibility, teamwork and cooperation are essential, to assist individual development and team motivation. A keen interest in developing new ideas and systems, as well as analysing and developing existing processes. Hasbro (NASDAQ: HAS) is a global play and entertainment company committed to Creating the World's Best Play Experiences. From toys and games to television, movies, digital gaming and consumer products, Hasbro offers a variety of ways for audiences to experience its iconic brands, including NERF, MY LITTLE PONY, TRANSFORMERS, PLAY-DOH, MONOPOLY, LITTLEST PET SHOP and MAGIC: THE GATHERING, as well as premier partner brands. Through Hasbro Studios and its film labels, Allspark Pictures and Allspark Animation, the Company is building its brands globally through great storytelling and content on all screens. Hasbro is committed to making the world a better place for children and their families through corporate social responsibility and philanthropy. Hasbro ranked No. 1 on the 2017 100 Best Corporate Citizens list by CR Magazine , and has been named one of the World’s Most Ethical Companies® by Ethisphere Institute for the past six years. Learn more at www.hasbro.com , and follow us on Twitter ( @Hasbro & @HasbroNews ) and Instagram ( @Hasbro ).