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Manager Financial Planning & Analysis, EMEA

Date: Nov 20, 2020

Location: London, England, GB, Refer to j

Company: Sabre

Req ID: 52509

Job Family: Finance/Accounting


Sabre is the global leader in innovative technology that leads the travel industry. We are always looking for bright and driven people who have a penchant for technology and want to hone their skills. If you are interested in challenging work, being part of a global team, and solving complex problems through technology, business intelligence and analytics, and Agile practices - then Sabre is right for you! It is our people who develop and deliver powerful solutions that meet the current and future needs for our airline, hotel, and travel agency customers.

Job Description

The Manager FP&A- EMEA reports to the FP&A EMEA Director and leads the planning activities for the Europe, Middle East and Africa region in a flexible environment. The role will manage current and proposed financial plans and policies and recommends changes that will accrue to the organization's profitability. This is a people management position and requires collaborative skills to work with teams spread across geographies and functional teams. Responsible for analyzing and evaluating financial performance of Travel Solutions in EMEA, including financial reporting, planning and analysis; may include billing/pricing, annual operating budget and capital plan, development of customer/product/pricing profitability models and competitive assessments for the region. Consolidates monthly financial results and reports variances. Supports ad hoc requests for business analysis from senior management.
Specific Responsibilities
•    Assure accurate and timely analysis and reporting of financial performance for all regions within EMEA enabling the business leaders to link business and financial outcomes with their respective investments.
•    Lead the Financial Planning function for EMEA specifically leading the forecast, month close and variance analysis process, annual and multi-year planning processes.
•    Monitor and analyze monthly operating results against budget.
•    Provide strategic insights into the performance of the business and potential opportunities for incremental revenue generation. Ideation and implementation of FCF improvement initiatives across EMEA region.
•    Partner with the business leaders to identify, measure, and drive productivity as well as critical business performance KPIs on an ongoing basis.
•    Be part of initiatives to Improve financial systems, reporting processes and overall efficiency improvement of the finance function.
•    Support the forecasting of cash flow for the region, including managing cash approval process on behalf of the global teams.
Additional Responsibilities
•    Partner with Global finance leadership teams in ad hoc projects to improve the financial planning and budget management functions.
•    Lead and support business functional teams as they prepare financial reports, outlooks and forecasts, and develop multi-year business plans.
•    Contribute to the annual goal setting process for the EMEA business leadership team.
•    Recommend benchmarks for measuring the financial and operating performance of the business units, including, but not limited to productivity measures and expense metrics.
•    Identify control weaknesses in financial processes and support the team to identify and implement solutions to address issues.
•    Assist leadership with defining market opportunities and helping in developing sales plans.

Job Requirements

•    The ideal candidate will have 6+ years of relevant experience (prior people management experience essential) in a technology, travel management company or airline organization.
•    He/she will have knowledge of finance, planning and budgeting, capital allocation and risk adjusted return and cost control principles.
•    Exposure to accounting is an added advantage but not essential. 
•    Superior communication skills with an ability to articulate complex issues in a crisp, clear and concise way.
•    Ability to partner cross-functionality and influence change.
•    Ability to work in a fast-paced organization and handling ambiguity.
•    An undergrad in Finance, Accounting or other quantitative programs required.
•    A Master’s degree is preferred.


Reasonable Accommodation

Sabre is committed to working with and providing reasonable accommodation to applicants with disabilities. Applicants applying for a Sabre position with a disability who require a reasonable accommodation for any part of the application or hiring process may contact Sabre's Compliance Office at compliance.office@sabre.com.


Affirmative Action

Sabre is an equal employment opportunity/affirmative action employer and is committed to providing equal employment opportunities to minorities, females, veterans, and disabled individuals. EEO IS THE LAW


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