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Financial Planning and Analysis, Associate Director

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Department: Dean's Office
Location: Asia Campus, Europe Campus
Status: Manager
Contract: Permanent - Full Time
Contact: Talent Acquisition Specialist at [email protected]

Posted on: 22 December 2022
Deadline: 22 January 2023

Job Description

Financial Planning and Analysis, Associate Director

Full-time – Permanent – Open to be based in Singapore or Fontainebleau (France)

As the Business School for the World, INSEAD brings together people, cultures and ideas from around the world to change lives and transform organisations. The unique global perspective and multicultural diversity of INSEAD are reflected in all aspects of its research and teaching.

Reporting to the centralised Dean’s Office and supporting different departments within INSEAD, a position has become available for a Financial Planning and Analysis (FP&A) Associate Director.

This is a full-time and permanent position. We are open to having this role based at either our Europe Campus in Fontainebleau (France) or at our Asia Campus in one-north, Singapore.

Reporting to the Director of Financial Planning and Analysis, this role oversees financial analysis, forecasting and budgeting for the consolidated business units and departments, as well as providing support to FP&A Business Partners for their departments. The position holder takes a lead role on managerial reporting tools for FP&A, further development of the Enterprise Performance Management System and Business Intelligence, and by supporting departments with training and guidance.

The Associate Director takes the lead in various finance and FP&A projects and participates in establishing the global financial and planning processes. They are essential in providing INSEAD’s leadership with powerful data driven support for strategic decision-making and effective use of resources.

More detailed responsibilities will include:

  • Budgeting and Financial Planning
    • Expenses budgeting and forecasting and long-term planning.
    • Oversight of salary and FTE budgets / forecasts
    • Preparation of detailed financial modelling and business plans
       
  • Financial Analysis and Management Reporting
    • Execution and analysis of quarterly institutional and business KPIs.
    • Support for global P&L analysis and entity P&L’s (variances budget, forecast & actuals)
    • Support and guide the department FP&A Business Partners to develop relevant and structured financial analysis and management reporting that supports business decisions and effective allocation of resources.
    • Prepare reports and analysis for management and the Board that summarises global financial performance and forecasts.
       
  • Control and Compliance
    • Implement processes and standards for effective cost and resource management.
    • Collaborate with other areas of the business, for example risk, IT, HR, Legal and Finance to ensure strong controls and best practice policies and procedures.
    • Support and drive process improvements in order to streamline and free up time for more value-added tasks.
       
  • Business Intelligence and Data Management
    • Ensure the quality, accuracy, consistency and relevance of data used for financial planning, budgeting and reporting across the school.
    • Work with the IT team to improve data quality, availability, and structure.
    • Improve and promote the use of technology for reporting and analysis. Train and mentor FP&A Business Partners to advanced technical level.
       
  • Global Financial Processes and Policies
    • Work with the other departments across the school on central projects.
    • Lead new initiatives to streamline processes across FP&A.


Requirements:

  • Bachelor or Master’s degree in accounting, finance, business or economics.
  • CPA, ASSA, or similar professional certification is a plus.
  • Over 7 years’ experience in financial planning and analysis.
  • Previous exposure to an international working environment.
  • Previous experience in education industry is a plus.
  • Strong IT technical skills.
  • Experience with Financial Planning software. EG Oracle, Hyperion, SAP or other planning tools, and the implementation of these.
  • Ability to communicate fluently in English and French would be a strong plus.
  • Able to work in a team and be autonomous.
  • Ability to work under pressure and deliver results within strict deadlines.
  • Strong communication skills.
  • Very detailed oriented but able to see the big picture.
     

If you are interested in applying, please forward your CV and cover letter (in ENGLISH) to [email protected] with the subject title “FP&A Associate Director”.

Kindly note that only shortlisted candidates will be notified.

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