Decision Support Analyst
35d ago

This position will provide financial analysis and insights to Finance Business Partners to take decisions and actions that drive the best possible financial outcomes in terms of growth in revenue and margin.

Nobody knows consumers better than Kantar. Providing insight and inspiration to help clients flourish in an extraordinary world, we bring together 12 of the world’s leading research, data and insight brands.

At the heart of WPP, our global team of 30,000 people in more 100 countries delivers specialist insight, business strategies and consultancy support.

Join our team and you’ll be part of the 30,000 colleagues and 12 world leading research, data and insight brands that make up Kantar.

At the heart of WPP, our unique consumer insight inspires clients around the globe to create and flourish in an extraordinary world.

This position will also provide the Financial Controller with financial analysis and insight to drive Net Working Capital improvement.

The role requires excellent analytical skills and ability to build confidence with Senior Decision Support Analyst and Financial Controller in order to assist them in influencing senior decision-makers.

Key Outcomes

  • Support the Senior Decision Support Analyst and management teams / the business to drive and improve performance, through running and delivering routine and ad hoc analysis and reports, highlighting significant variances and areas for further attention and analysis for example revenue, net sales, order-
  • book, pipeline and utilisation.

  • Support the Senior Decision Support Analyst with regular reporting over the month-end results e.g. net working capital and aged debtor’s analysis.
  • Run analysis to evaluate the service offering portfolio and mix e.g. service / product profitability.
  • Run scenario analysis in setting strategies and business unit targets with the business e.g. competitor analysis.
  • Gather business input and create first drafts of budgets and forecasts, including supporting any reporting system submissions thereof
  • Review and consolidate regional forecasts.
  • Report improvements and additional analysis to provide insight across the business.
  • Prepare reports and analysis to review the progress and achievement of any applicable bonus and commission schemes.
  • Run preliminary rate card calculations and any restatements required.
  • Support Senior Decision Support Analyst with analysis that supports sales management and pricing, analysis in assessing job performance e.
  • g. job / customer profitability.

  • Perform trend and variance analysis; perform direct cost analysis and product cost analysis.
  • Support the Senior Decision Support Analyst and the Financial Controller with any relevant ad hoc queries from WPP / Kantar.
  • Key Capabilities

  • Educated to a degree level ideally majoring in Accounting or Finance.
  • At least 3 years of experience in an accountant role and fresh graduates are also welcome to apply.
  • Highly proficient in Microsoft Excel and PowerPoint.
  • Business oriented, with a keen eye for accuracy and a lateral thinker who can spot connections from a variety of sources
  • Accountable, delivers on promises and follows through on commitments even in challenging circumstances.
  • Demonstrates self-awareness, a proactive team player, and displays excellent stakeholder management skills.
  • Experience from working in a similar industry or a project-based organisation would be advantageous.
  • At Kantar we have an integrated way of rewarding our people based around a simple, clear and consistent set of principles.

    Our approach helps to ensure we are market competitive and also to support a pay for performance culture, where your reward and career progression opportunities are linked to what you deliver.

    We go beyond the obvious, using intelligence, passion and creativity to inspire new thinking and shape the world we live in.

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