Financial Analyst

Location: Dublin South. Type: Permanent. Salary: Negotiable. Reference# DH100013A

Our client a global consultancy have an immediate requirement for a Financial Analyst who will be responsible for building, maintaining, and reporting the costs of numerous development projects. The Financial Analyst will support the Dublin-based budget managers in creation of budgets by product and activity; this requires competent interaction with the development teams to acquire and translate product specs into a working budget. The Financial Analyst will perform detailed analyses of project costs and assist the budget managers in monthly reforecasting and reporting activities. This position requires a high level of problem-solving, flexibility, and initiative.


  • Collaborate with the development teams to translate product needs into component specifications for budgeting.
  • Create project-level budgets by activity by unit based on key cost drivers, utilizing best estimated specs and likely vendor rates; record commitments and update spend pacing.
  • Update budget forecasts with spec and/or rate changes and escalate variances to the appropriate team members for mitigation prior to work.
  • Assist with monthly variance reports for in-flight projects.
  • Assist budget managers with month-end forecasting and ad-hoc reporting.
  • Accurately address and/or escalate budget queries from development teams.


  • 3 or more years prior experience working in a financial or product development role within a large organization
  • Detailed working knowledge of MS Office, in particular Excel
  • Experience working with multi-location, cross-functional teams
  • Strong communication skills, with fluency in English essential
  • Analytical skills for the purpose of providing the best financial reporting solutions
  • A high standard of accuracy and excellent attention to detail
  • Effective organizational and time management skills with a proven ability to prioritize workload and respond with flexibility
  • Ability to anticipate issues and time/cost pressures
  • Aptitude to own and manage small to medium sized projects
  • Ability to work to deadlines and produce results reliably
  • Project management experience
  • Prior budgeting experience in a product development environment
  • Educational publishing experience
  • Working knowledge of SAP or comparable ERP system
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