Group Business Analyst - Osborne
Job Summary
  • Waterford
  • Permanent
  • 27th February 2024
  • -
  • Ref ID: #38706

Job Description

  • Location: Trim, Meath
  • Type: Permanent
  • Job #38706
  • Salary: €1.00

Group Business Analyst

Osborne is recruiting a Group Business Analyst on behalf of a dynamic and innovative company at the forefront of the FMCG industry in Ireland.  Dedicated to pushing boundaries, driving growth, and delivering exceptional results, our client’s commitment to excellence has made them a leader in their field, and a well-known, reliable reference in the wholesale and retail industry in Ireland, Northern Ireland and Scotland.  Their rapid increase in market share has led to the requirement for a talented Group Commercial Analyst to join their Management team.

Location: Trim or Waterford
Position Type: Full-time
Salary: DOE

Position Summary:
The Group Business Analyst will play a critical role in providing financial insights, strategic recommendations, and analytical support to the leadership team. Work closely with cross-functional teams to drive financial performance, improve operational efficiency, and contribute to the overall success of the organization.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Financial Planning and Analysis (FP&A):
  • Implement & lead the budgeting, forecasting, and long-range planning processes for the group.
  • Analyse financial data and trends to provide actionable insights and recommendations to senior management – execute outcome.
  • Develop and maintain financial models to support decision-making.

Performance Reporting:

  • Prepare and present monthly, quarterly, and annual financial reports to senior management.
  • Monitor key performance indicators (KPIs) and provide variance analysis against budget and forecasts.
  • Identify opportunities for cost optimization and revenue enhancement.

Business Partnering:

  • Collaborate with business units to understand their financial needs and challenges.
  • Overhaul the Reporting requirements of the business units.
  • Provide financial guidance and support for strategic initiatives, investment decisions, and business development opportunities.
  • Build strong relationships with key stakeholders and serve as a trusted advisor.

Risk Assessment and Mitigation:

  • Assess financial risks and develop strategies to mitigate them.
  • Stay updated on industry trends, regulatory changes, and market dynamics that may impact financial performance.

Process Improvement:

  • Ensure the smooth transition of the company to Navision and deploy throughout the group.
  • Identify opportunities to streamline financial processes and enhance efficiency.
  • Implement best practices and drive continuous improvement in financial reporting and analysis.
  • Team Leadership:
  • Mentor and guide junior financial analysts within the team.
  • Foster a collaborative and high-performance culture within the finance department.


  • Must know NAVISION
  • Bachelor's degree in Finance, Accounting, or related field; MBA or CFA is a plus.
  • Minimum of 7 years of experience in financial analysis, with a track record of increasing responsibility.
  • Proficiency in financial modelling, data analysis, and reporting tools (e.g., Excel, PowerPoint, ERP systems).
  • Strong understanding of financial principles, accounting standards, and regulatory compliance.
  • Excellent communication and presentation skills.
  • Ability to work independently, manage multiple projects, and meet deadlines.
  • Strong analytical and problem-solving skills.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Experience in FMCG an advantage.
  • Knowledge of advanced data analytics and visualization tools (e.g. MS Business Central)
  • Previous leadership or supervisory experience.

Package and Benefits:

  • Competitive salary and benefits package.
  • Opportunity to work in a dynamic and innovative environment.
  • Career growth and development opportunities.
  • Collaborative and inclusive company culture.
  • Make a meaningful impact on the company's success.

For more information, please apply through the link provided for the attention of Catherine O'Hara or email [email protected]
If you are interested in finding out more about the above role and would like to be considered other suitable roles that we may have available for your skill set – please attach your CV via the link provided
Please submit your updated CV in Word Format
If you are living in Ireland and hold a valid work permit, we would love to hear from you, if however, you do not hold a valid work permit unfortunately we will not be in a position to assist you with your job search. 
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    Job Summary
    • Dublin
    • Permanent
    • Nov 17, 2022
    • Competitive
    • Ref ID: 123456