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Pisa, Italy - Explore location Finance, Accounting & Tax Full time

Job description

What you'll be doing day to day

But what is Trainee? Is this case, is a person who will be included in a training and development process alongside the Business Mavigation Manager for a certain period of time with the goal of acquiring all the necessary skills to cover that role in the future.
You will support the BNOM for creating customer value, growth and optimise long term business performance for IKEA Retail by enabling better business decisions, securing efficiency and leading in accordance with financial and business strategies. This includes securing financial and business performance, a safe and secure environment in compliance with laws, policies and standards and process. You will support and challenge the organisation through business-case thinking, will take the lead in developing and promoting lean, simple and effective ways of working.

• Lead the store Business Plan process together with the store manager and management team and proactively working with local market data to understand people’s life at home and our customers experience in our different touch points to provide relevant insight.
• Drive and coordinate the financial business planning process and secure that the financial dimensions are aligned with the store challenges and priorities while involving and creating commitment among stakeholders when setting goals.
• Together with the Commercial Team, identify commercial opportunities and promote the use of business case thinking when evaluating and acting on these.
• Having the full understanding of the Profit & Loss for the store and steer actions to provide a store in shape as new, reducing costs and considering all impact on the P&L. Follow up the result and create forecasts and (if needed) activate scenario plans.
• Optimise and develop the store results and performance continuously by implementing best practices, using close the gap to identify opportunities and follow-up benchmarks KPIs.
• Provide relevant, user-friendly business information, promoting standardised reporting and securing competence in the organisation to allow analysis and understanding of performance to make optimal business decisions.
• Secure that all investments are done with a proper analysis or business ROI considering all aspect of the different projects
• Lead and develop leaders and teams in the areas of responsibility of the BNO function. Identify and develop talents and secure succession planning.
• Provide a safe, secure and compliant environment for our customers, suppliers and co-workers. Secure implementation of relevant rules and guidelines in the areas of Risk and compliance, cash administration routines, accounting rules etc.

What you'll need to have

• You are a strategic business partner, with analytical skills and passion for numbers, able to translate business needs into financial consequences and s lutions.
• You have good communication skills with ability to influence and create energy and commitment within the organisation.
• You are a pro-active, trustworthy business partner who takes a multi-dimensional view of the business, connecting the needs of customers and the organisation with a complete overview of the profit & loss, and understanding of the balance sheet and cash flow management.
• Strong sense of urgency and result orientation.
• Ability to recognise outside trends relevant for your local market and translate them into business opportunities.
• You are approachable and considered a trustworthy and knowledgeable speaking partner who leads by example and taking a multidimensional approach to steering the business.
• Good ability to communicate confidently and clearly in English and Italian (both written and spoken).
• National Mobility

We see ourselves as influencers – we steer the IKEA business by finding the truth behind the figures. Together we secure compliance with local and international laws and reporting standards; we assure that accounting processes are efficient and that tax compliance meets business needs. We’re a diverse group of people driven by providing reliable financial data to a wide variety of stakeholders. At the end of the day, that’s one of the foundations to make IKEA even better!