Finance Business Partner Analyst


Role Purpose

  • Performing Financial Planning & Analysis activities for BA EASA
  • Be a trusted partner to the CP Commercial Finance Lead EASA and Finance BP EASA to provide insightful analysis and recommendations on the respective financials
  • Driving improvements and technology adaptations in Financial Planning & Analysis processes and contribution to regional Continuous Improvement agenda



  • Be a trusted finance business partner, supporting all activities in scope, on recurring and ad hoc finance topics.
  • Seamless engaging and interacting with finance communities and stakeholders.
  • Add value to organization through providing business insight, understanding the numbers and challenging the status quo.
  • Provide finance skillset in project / ad hoc assignments.
  • Build relationships across multiple finance functional teams to share and align best practices.
  • Develop understanding of Syngenta’s business and interaction between the different business units and functional reporting lines.


  • Actuals: Month end closing:
    • Analyse monthly sales and function costs, and provide relevant commentaries and insights to finance and business stakeholders.
    • Based on discussions with business stakeholders and in collaboration with Accounting-to-Reporting teams, ensure accruals for sales deductions and function cost are properly reflected in reported monthly results.
    • Participate in month-end closing processes.
  • Financial analysis:
    • Provide timely and insightful financial analysis to support business decisions, understanding business performance on a monthly / annual basis.
    • Leverage technology (SAC) to further develop (SAC stories) and fully utilize available reports to meet the needs of the various business owners, on time, with high quality.
    • Full accountability for the analysis and commentaries to business stakeholders for variance analysis of function cost reports.
  • Master data management:
    • Ensure proper master data maintenance (cost centre structure, delegation of authorities, headcount reporting).
  • Budgeting and Rolling Forecast processes:
    • Provide reliable and timely budgets and latest outlooks for P&L in scope.
    • Provide support and guidance to business managers and function cost owners on achieving budget targets.
    • Participate in strategic business planning and business processes by preparing financial budgets and rolling forecasts.
  • Business review process: Support the MBR process
    • Prepare and collect insightful commentaries for robust reporting and analysis of variances.
    • Focus on reliable full year outlooks and risk/opportunity assessments.
  • Digital capabilities:
    • Contribute to development and use of business intelligence tools, data visualisation and predictive analysis techniques.


Knowledge, Experience & Capabilities

Critical Knowledge

  • Bachelor/Master/Business School in Economics or Finance
  • Understanding of IFRS accounting, budgeting, forecasting and planning processes
  • Excel & SAP knowledge are a must, business intelligence systems an advantage
  • Understanding of Syngenta business, processes and industry drivers

Critical Experience

  • 2+ years in Finance and Controlling is a must.

Critical Technical, Professional And Personal Capabilities

  • Analytical skills.
  • Financial and accounting acumen.
  • Communication and presentation skills.
  • English is a must, other languages are a plus.
  • Ability to prioritise, especially to work under pressure and tight deadlines.
  • Ability to work independently as well as within (cross-) functional teams.
  • High focus and energy, with a pragmatic mindset and solution-oriented approach.

Critical success factors & key challenges

  • Ability to apply professional knowledge of accounting and financial reporting in supporting the business
  • Ability to handle multiple stakeholders, priorities and deadlines
  • Working in virtual teams
  • Sound professional judgement and effective influencing skills

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