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Financial Planning Analyst

Estee Lauder Companies

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Financial Planning Analyst

Brand: Estée Lauder Companies


The FP&A Team in the UK is responsible for budgeting, forecasting & commercial analytics for each of our brands and also for the consolidated UK Region. It is divided into 3 teams which work very closely together and rotation between the teams is encouraged:

Brand FP&A: Central FP&A “Centres of Excellence” Regional FP&A

Brand FP&A is responsible for all elements of a brand(s) P&L, supporting the Business Manager with for budgeting, monthly forecasting & commercial analysis working directly with the London brand management teams.

Central FP&A comprises several “Centres of Excellence” which are dedicated analytics capabilities delivering timely, relevant and powerful analyses with actionable insights across all areas of the P&L and for our key channels, supporting several teams: Brands, Business Transformation, UK Regional Management & Functional Leaders.

Regional FP&A manages the consolidation and timely submission of budgets, monthly estimates across all brands, liaising directly with the New York Corporate Finance Team and performs cross brand analytics to support Regional Management

This particular vacancy is in Brand FP&A and will be supported the business manager for a cluster of brands

Brand FP&A:

Planning and Monthly Estimate

  • Evaluates financial impact of strategic choices, supporting long range planning process
  • Working with the brand teams & business manager, delivers the annual budget & monthly estimate, ensuring timely completion of all required schedules and upload into consolidation system
  • Full P&L and CAPEX responsibility

Monthly close

  • Proposes accruals (actual postings done by separate RTR team)
  • Ensures integrity of accounts and performs variance analysis in line with Corporate deadlines
  • Upholds accounting principles and ensures proper processes are adhered to within the brand teams

Business Partnering & Performance Management

  • Ensures relevant, accurate financial and commercial reporting is delivered to brand teams; including oversight of reporting issued by other brand teams
  • Meets with cost centre managers to review performance and forecast, ensuring gaps are identified & addressed and that forward forecast is correct
  • Supports brands with effective resource allocation, highlighting opportunities to reduce/optimise spend, looking at return on investment of specific initiatives and profitability across doors/channels/categories


  • Qualified ACA / ACCA / CIMA
  • Strong verbal & written communication skills including communicating with non finance teams
  • Excellent Excel & Powerpoint skills
  • Ability to effectively plan & prioritise work, meeting deadlines in fast paced environment with high level of first time accuracy
  • Strong analytical skills, questions data & looks for root cause
  • Adaptable and willing to support change

Job: Finance & Accounting

Primary Location: Europe, Middle East, Africa-GB-ENG-Fareham

Job Type: Standard

Schedule: Full-time

Shift: 1st (Day) Shift

Job Number: 1918791

Estee Lauder Companies is an equal opportunities employer. We positively encourage applications from suitably qualified and eligible candidates regardless of sex, race, disability, age, sexual orientation, gender reassignment, religion or belief, marital status, or pregnancy and maternity.

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