Financial Planning & Analysis Specialist

    • Moscow, Russia

 Role Description

As a Financial Planning & Analysis Specialist, you are the valuable member of Business Control Team with responsibility and accountability for the budgeting and forecasting, financial closings, statistics, reporting analysis, operational and analytical support of EF English Centers for Kids and Teens in Russia. In your daily work, you interact closely with multifunctional team providing support in operations and business growth, you work closely with Central Finance Team driving for data accuracy and transparency. Fixed Term Contract (maternity leave), position with no direct reports.


Main Responsibilities

Business support and Control

  • Provide support to Functional Teams to ensure reasonable decisions are taken, data and result are correctly interpreted
  • Collect, validate and analyze big sets of data, drive conclusions and recommendations
  • Provide operational checks on forthcoming invoices and other operational data
  • Run regular checks on school operations
  • Calculate staff bonus, collect payments to contractors, propose bonus schemes changes when needed

Forecasting and Financial reporting

  • Coordinate budgets preparation, perform forecast updates and reconciliations
  • Revise financial models, search for continuous improvement of forecasting process
  • Participate in financial closings, help budget owners to understand their actuals
  • Ensure compliance of management reporting, contribute to data accuracy improvement

Demand planning

  • Support with inventory demand planning ensuring timely replenishment of materials
  • Drive inventory control improvement

Business Systems

  • Support positive change in CRM systems and BI reporting to improve data accuracy and transparency


Core skills and competences

  • Citizen of Russian Federation
  • Bachelor or above in Finance / Economics
  • 6+ years of experience in Financial Analysis/Finance/Controlling
  • Sound understanding of accounting principles, knowledge of IFRS/GAAP
  • Strong analytical and quantitative skills required, ability to simplify complex data
  • Advanced experience with Excel modeling skills and complex spreadsheets
  • Knowledge of CRM systems, BI instruments is a plus
  • Fluent English (CEFR B2 and above)
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Ability to take ownership and drive change
  • Highly organized with the ability to work with large data sets
  • Proactive, dynamic, energetic self-starter with strong initiative and high attention to details
  • Adaptable to a fast paced and quickly changing environment

EF Education First takes language learning outside of the classroom, offering students educational travel opportunities, cultural exchanges, language training, and degree programs.

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