Business Finance Analyst

Business Finance Analyst
Fulltime | Rotterdam/Merelbeke

Do you want to influence your own development and are you looking for an environment where you can pursue your interests across functions and geographies? Where a job title is not considered the final definition of who you are, but the starting point. Welcome to Eastman Chemical Company…

This is Eastman Chemical Company
Eastman is a global specialty chemical company that produces a broad range of products found in items people use every day. With a portfolio of specialty businesses, Eastman works with customers to deliver innovative products and solutions while maintaining a commitment to safety and sustainability. Our market-driven approaches take advantage of world-class technology platforms and leading positions in attractive end-markets such as transportation, building and construction, and consumables. Eastman focuses on creating consistent, superior value for all stakeholders. As a globally diverse company, Eastman serves customers in approximately 100 countries and had 2016 revenues of approximately $9 billion. The company is headquartered in Kingsport, Tennessee, USA and employs approximately 15,000 people around the world.

This is the role
As a Business Finance Analyst within our European Shared Services Center in Rotterdam/Merelbeke, you are responsible for the support of key stakeholders (business unit managers/directors, Exec Team, Investor Relations).

You provide decision support through financial modeling and analysis of scenarios, alternatives, capital investments, cost savings, etc. You provide guidance and deliverables in support of corporate processes for rolling forecast, annual business planning, and corporate strategy quantification processes.

You are responsible for the preparation and presentation of closing analysis explaining how actual business performance varied from expectations. With your preparation and presentation, you are involved of investment decision project analysis to determine whether potential capital decisions will be value adding to the company.
For business strategies, operational changes, new product introductions, and any other business choices that could impact financial results you will provide decision support analysis. Process guidance and modeling in support of the company’s annual business planning, long range strategic quantification, and information packaged for investors and other external stakeholders.
Works to execute agreed upon process modifications and continuous improvement.

The Business Finance Analyst is reporting to the Manager Business Finance, Adhesives & Amines and can be either based in Rotterdam, The Netherlands or Merelbeke, Belgium.

This is who you are
You are a curious and ambitious individual with impressive analytical capabilities for assimilating and comprehending information to determine ‘’the big picture’’. As someone with a background in Business control, planning and analysis or Finance experience from one of the Big 4, you understand that Business Analyses is helping businesses to plan for a successful future. You can deal with resistance, are able to work with a team and continuously looking for improvement.

This is what you bring
You have an Accounting/Finance degree qualified with MBA preferred. Additionally, you have 3-5 years professional experience. You have shown a progressive growth in your career and are fluent in English (both written and spoken).
Finally, you have good knowledge of key systems /tools such as Sap (or other ERP program), Excel and other Microsoft analytical tools. Discounted cash flow modeling and other analysis techniques. Strong presentation skills and able to develop trust-based relationships.

This is what we offer
Our spirit of innovation and collaboration along with our diversified business line creating challenges and opportunities for growth is what makes Eastman a great place to build a career. Here, you can find opportunities to grow professionally, competitive salaries, outstanding benefits, and a global work environment. Eastman is committed to creating a powerfully diverse workforce and a broadly inclusive workplace, where everyone can contribute to their fullest potential each day.

For further information about this position please contact Jasper Meester via +31646277627 or send your application via the apply button.

Acquisition due to this vacancy is not appreciated.

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