Finance Partner FP&A - RR EMEA

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Date: Jun 14, 2024

Location: Pune, IN

Company: Bekaert NV


Be part of something bigger!


As the world and the way people live is changing, at Bekaert we believe it’s our responsibility to contribute to finding new solutions for the future. Our ambition is to be the leading partner for shaping the way we live and move. And to always do this the Bekaert Way – safe, smart, and sustainable.

With a heritage of more than 140 years, we continue to strengthen our core competencies that have made Bekaert a global market and technology leader in material science of steel wire transformation and coating technologies. Today, we also apply our expertise beyond steel to create new solutions with innovative materials and services for markets including new mobility, low-carbon construction, and green energy.

As a dynamic and growing company with over 27,000 employees worldwide, 75 nationalities, a retention rate above 90% and almost € 7 billion in combined revenue in 2022, we're looking for someone like you to join our team!


Why join us?

  • Personal Growth – Let us help you unlock your full potential
  • Pioneering – Join us to challenge the impossible
  • Creativity - Discover possibilities beyond steel
  • Purpose – Drive progress for our planet and people
  • Diversity – Together, we create change




About the role

Your Impact as Finance Partner FP&A - RR EMEA


The position will be responsible for delivering FP&A reporting for RR BU for EMEA region. This includes monthly business performance, budgeting, forecasting (Quarterly, Annually, 5 years plan). The role will involve interaction with Rubber Reinforcement (RR) Director Finance (EMEA), RR (BU) VP Finance and all the regional finance business partners to drive financial performance and efficiency

The experienced candidate must be a team player and self-starter. The Candidate should also be able to handle the Projects & its management independently, while maintaining Confidentiality of the Project wherever required.


1.Financial Planning & Analysis:

  • Work on requirements design and roll out of standardized reports that can be used by BU/Corporate – covering areas of BS/ P&L/COGS/SG&A etc.
  • Interface with key stakeholders at regional and BU level to understand needs and drive further development of reports analysis and insights.
  • Provide analysis and insights, quantifying drivers, identifying trends and ensuring consistency between explanations and financial results.
  • Driving key planning cycles (5 years plan, Annuially, Quarterly) for the EMEA region as per BU reporting timelines, and outlining the key management themes, drivers, risk and opportunities.
  • Drive monthly activities and assist in filling of various FP&A templates with proposed first level of commentary.
  • Ensure the timely execution of reports with data integrity in collaboration with RR finance leadership team and understand the build-up of the figures and be ready to concisely reply on questions; drive corrective actions when needed.
  • Support team in transforming reporting requirements on new reporting platform and further train wherever possible.
  • Ad hoc financial analysis

2. Process Optimization:

  • Drive on-going Corporate Initiatives. Identifying scope and deployment of Global Standards to drive productivity and efficiency.
  • Responsible for driving transition management from manual reporting to standardization, automation and establishing comprehensible processes improvements across sites.
  • Documenting the current way of working in a systematic approach for succession planning.

3. Compliance & Risk Management:

  • Ensure compliance with financial regulations and internal policies.



Qualifications & Experience:

  • Bachelor’s degree or above in finance or accounting.
  • MBA or professional qualification (e.g., CMA or CA) preferred.
  • Experience in financial planning and analysis roles, preferably in a global organization.
  • Manufacturing industrial experience preferred.


Technical Skills:

  • Knowledge and understanding of operations of accounting & financial function is essential.
  • Knowledge of SAP, Power BI and other reporting tools.
  • Exposure to SAC (SAP Analytical Cloud), CFIN (Central Finance) is preferred.
  • Excellent MS Office Excel, PowerPoint, MS Office for Analysis skills.


Soft Skills

  • Business understanding.
  • Problem-solving & analytical way of thinking (ability to analyze complex information, draw logical conclusions about business implications and identify actions.).
  • Ability to prioritize & organize workload.
  • Good (written & verbal) communication skills.
  • Stakeholder Management.
  • Self-starter & Team player.
  • Skills to handle highly Confidential information / projects.


Will you dare to take the next step?


Join us to unlock your full potential AND have a true impact in pushing the boundaries of what is possible.

We're looking for individuals who are not afraid to take risks and explore new ideas. If you are passionate about personal growth and bringing your authentic self to work, we want you on our team!

At Bekaert, we celebrate diversity and are committed to creating an inclusive work environment. We do not discriminate based on race, religion, color, national origin, sex, gender, gender expression, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, or disability status.


To learn more about us and our exciting career opportunities, visit Bekaert Careers

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