Financial Analyst
(Permanent)

Location: Dublin, Ireland
Department: Finance & Legal

What are we looking for?

CarTrawler is the leading B2B provider of car rental and mobility solutions to the global travel industry. We bring opportunities to life through an online marketplace connecting our partners, customers and mobility suppliers.
CarTrawler’s end-to-end technology platform expands our airline and travel partners’ offering to their customers, creating substantial ancillary revenue opportunities. We provide unrivalled breadth and depth of content worldwide, including car rental, private airport transfer and ride-hailing services.
 
CarTrawler creates innovative, data-led solutions for some of the largest travel brands in the world, including American Express, Alaska Airlines, easyJet, eDreamsODIGEO, Hotels.com, KLM, TravelStart and Emirates. As a B2B company we focus solely on helping our airline and travel partners build their brands, not our own.
 
CarTrawler was established in 2004, our headquarters are in Dublin, Ireland, with an office in New York. For more information visit www.cartrawler.com.

The purpose of your role:  
To support the Finance Business Partnering team (FBP’s) in making better and more informed decisions. Your role as part is to provide 'real time' financial analysis and support which will assist our FBP’s and in turn wider departments in making effective decisions. For an applicant to be successful in this role it is critical to be a self-starter who is driven by solving problems and understanding business drivers. As a Finance analyst you will be expected to analyse economic and business trends, review past company performance, and attempt to anticipate obstacles and potential problems, all with an eye toward forecasting CarTrawlers future financial results. This is an ideal opportunity for someone who wants to gain commercial exposure and grow their experience in areas such as finance business partnering and commercial finance.
 
Key duties and responsibilities:
§  Own the production of a suite of reports for the Finance Business Partnering team, working with the relevant business partner to understand any deviations in company performance vs Plan, Prior year and Forecast at the relevant granularity throughout a month.
§  Contribute into the production of monthly/quarterly Financial performance packs for the LT and Company Board meetings
§  Perform adhoc insightful analysis into deviations of company performance; with an ability to make informed assumptions on a timely basis and deliver an overall recommendation
§  Design and improve the financial models for your areas of responsibility which are financial inputs for reporting, planning and forecasting cycles
§  Develop a strong relationship with the Finance Business Partnering team to ensure that any Financial data they are using is aligned with Financial Planning and Analysis (FP&A) team methodologies
§  Support with the annual planning process, 3 year plans and quarterly Forecasts with the timely completion of the relevant Planning/Forecasting financial models and templates
§  Support the short and long term operational/strategic business decisions through financial analysis and recommendations to allow informed decision making
§  Drive continual process improvements leveraging best practices, standardization, and automation to scale the business.
§  Ability to benchmark CarTrawler performance against the external market, ensuring performance trends are unearthed and contextualised
 
Qualifications and experience:
 
§  A bachelor's degree in accounting or finance is desirable.
§  Minimum of 2 years PQE (ACA/CIMA/ACCA); with previous experience in an FP&A, Finance Business Partnering or similar commercial finance roles.
§  Excellent commercial and financial acumen with experience in understanding and breaking down complex data and processes.
§  High proficiency in financial modelling.
§  Systems experience such as Tableau and/or with an Enterprise Performance Management is an advantage.
§  Intermediate/Advanced with MS Office packages, advanced Excel skills and integrated accounting systems experience.
§  Capable of building relationships with key finance and non-finance stakeholders
§  Experience with Structured Language Query (SQL) is an advantage.
 
Personal Characteristics
§  Critical thinking – the ability to think outside the box, see the bigger picture through consideration of future implications and scenarios and use these when making recommendations.
§  Problem solver – ability to work with ambiguous information to determine root cause or drivers and then put forward resolutions.
§  Innate curiosity and willingness to learn about the financial and operational characteristics of   both CarTrawler and the wider online ground transportation industry.
§  Accuracy & attention to detail is critical as this information is used to inform business decisions and influence strategy.
§  Strong analytical and quantitative capability through planning the analysis, conducting analysis and distilling this into recommendations which the business can understand and use for business decisions.
§  Team player with a proven track record of working in a highly collaborative environment with finance and non-finance stakeholders.
§  Ability to prioritise workload effectively to ensure objectives are met successfully and on time.
§  Excellent inter-personal (written & oral communication) and presentation skills with ability to effectively manage stakeholder relationships.
 

Hybrid Working ModelAt CarTrawler we are committed to creating an environment that enables our people to do their best work in the location which suits them best. Whether you enjoy the social aspect of working in the office, prefer to avoid the commute and work from home, or would like the best of both worlds, our Hybrid Working Model is designed to create the best possible working experience for you.  At Cartrawler we have has the best technology to enable a truly world class remote working experience that drives collaboration and allows you to thrive in your role. We will also provide you with a “work from home kit” to help get that home office set up, including: A Windows laptop, 2 monitors, docking station, mouse, keyboard & camera A comfortable ergonomic office chair and scandi-style deskOur Benefits:·       Flexible Working arrangements. We have a host of flexible options available·       Premium VHI health insurance is provided for all team members ·       Up to 4% matched employer pension contribution to help you save for your future·       Family life often takes over, as it should! For these instances we offer all eligible team members paid maternity, adoptive, paternity ,parents leave and marriage leave·       Life assurance & Income protection·       Financial planning support The Cool Stuff:·       Annual performance related bonus·       25 days annual leave·       Subsidised restaurant – with free breakfast·       We have a dedicated Talent Management team to support individual and team development needs, including unlimited premium access to;o   LinkedIn Learning o   Technical trainings via Udemyo   We also sponsor further education by providing financial support and study leave for specific programmes ·       To support your personal growth, we offer a series of benefits including access to coaching, online resilience workshops and team workshops ·       We are a company that likes to give back. you will have the opportunity to get involved in some of our company-wide CSR initiatives   ·       An outstanding, dedicated sports and social club·       Free on site Yoga, Pilates, Massages, Bootcamp·       Family & Friends Days, annual Summer Party, Kids’ Christmas party and many more·       Regular discount offers including- Base Pizza, SabaToGo, Medipharm Windy Arbour, Giraffe Childcare, ID90 Travel
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