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Senior Manager of Financial Planning

Last updated: 2019-03-21
Valid to: 2019-03-21
Job Role:
Office, Senior Manager
Not specified
Job description

Purpose of the position:
The Senior Manager of Financial Planning will report directly to the Head of FP&A and Controlling and play a critical role in driving the goals and profitability of the company. The Senior Manager will work very closely with the Division Controllers and organization heads and lead the annual budget and weekly forecast process. It is the role of the Senior Manager to ensure that the corporate objectives are met and the budget and forecasts are timely and accurate. The Senior Manager is also expected to be an agent of change and constantly look for ways to improve processes and the cost structure of the company. Finally, the Senior Manager is the voice behind the company financials. The Senior Manager must be an effective communicator and is responsible for raising issues and drafting presentations to the Leadership Team and Board of Directors for month end financial results and Board of Directors meetings.

- Promote the Wizz Air ultra-low cost values throughout the company
- Develop the company annual budget target
- Manage the company annual budget process, reporting, and achievement of targets
- Manage the weekly forecast update process and ensure on time and accurate reporting
- Work with the Division Controllers and business stakeholders to improve the speed, accuracy, and reporting of the annual budget and weekly forecast process
- Build reports and presentations for the Leadership Team and the Board of Directors for the monthly financial results and the Board of Directors meetings
- Manage the monthly cost review process and track follow up items
- Develop KPI’s and dashboards to more effectively monitor and manage the business
- Provide scenario analysis to show the impact of business decisions on the income statement, balance sheet, and statement of cash flows
- Identify, track, and drive cost savings initiatives throughout the company
- Support the quarterly earnings reporting process by reviewing all press releases and financial data for representation and accuracy
- Conduct ad hoc projects and reports to support the Leadership Team and operating groups


- College or University degree in finance, accounting, or economics is required
- MBA preferred
- 5 to 10 years of experience in finance, accounting, or controlling is required
- Excellent Excel and MS Office tools required
- Background and understanding in general airline operations is an advantage
- Dynamic personality
- Hard working attitude
- Strong analytical skills