Anaplan Finance Applications Developer

Job Title: Anaplan Finance Applications Developer
Job Reference: AW50480LO

Location: London
Job Type: Permanent

Salary:
£40000 - £50000 per annum, Benefits: Plus Excellent Bonus & Benefits Package
Sector: IT

Posted 5 days ago

Anaplan Finance Applications Developer, Hybrid Working – Typically 2 days per month in the London office. Salary £40,000 - £50,000 Plus Excellent Bonus & Benefits Package

Whether you’re an Anaplan Finance Applications Developer with 1+ years experience of the connected Financial & Business Planning Platform – or have good Anaplan skills from the Finance side and want to move into a systems focused role, this permanent position within a hugely successful Financial Services corporate will offer you good challenges and career growth opportunities!

The Anaplan Finance Applications Developer will be part of a team providing technical support and advice to Finance across all matters relating to Anaplan modelling, whether in developing new models or maintaining existing ones and to support the development and use of other applications to increase automation and data management capabilities.

Working across the Finance function, the Anaplan Finance Applications Developer will require good communications skills to engage with the business, understand their needs and translate that into new functionality in the models.

Other responsibilities include:

Managing the expense forecast & planning models in Anaplan, ensuring they function correctly for each forecast and Plan exercise, implementing updates and performing the routine maintenance tasks such as month end rollovers, updating hierarchies and maintaining links of other models.

Developing or, if appropriate, re-engineering the expense forecast & planning models so that they meet the needs of the business and the expectations of the users, providing advice on the design and use of Anaplan.

Looking at all expense processes to identify opportunities for using Anaplan more widely and develop / implement the agreed solutions to a level compatible with the Financial Control Framework. In particular, consider the current processes around product expense allocations, marginal / fixed cost analysis, Solvency 2 expense classifications and IFRS17 expense classifications.

Developing defined Anaplan models to support the forecasting, planning and reporting needs of the combined Finance function. Providing advice on the design and how the use of Anaplan can be maximised.

Supporting the development of other applications e.g. Power BI, Alteryx, Snowflake to increase the level of automation and the quality of data management to minimise the cost of production and maximise the commercial value of the available data.

Ensuring that processes and systems are defined, developed, and delivered consistently to meet customer expectations and are aligned to the company’s Customer Experience and Treating Customers Fairly policies

Preferred Skills & Experience:
  • 1+ years experience Model building in Anaplan along with testing and documentation standards
  • Use and development of reporting in Power BI, Alteryx and Snowflake would be useful
  • Proficient user of Office 365, with particular focus on Outlook, MS Teams, Forms and Planner
  • Complex model building in Anaplan along with testing and documentation that meets audit standards
  • Engaging with users in the business to understand needs and issues
  • Engaging with users to recommend approaches to better data management and process efficiency
  • Successful experience of translating analysis and user requirements into practical implementation
  • Enjoys learning new applications
  • Able to influence others with a highly collaborative style, thriving in team environments, ability to build effective relationships and collaborate with a range of individuals at all levels
  • Agility and resilience to navigate through blockers and challenges to resolve at pace
  • Good communication and listening skills at all levels – able to translate complexity into simple language for Users
  • Results orientated mind-set
Interested Candidates seeking a role with growth & learning opportunities should apply now and can expect initial feedback within 72 hours.
Trevor  Lee

Introducing...

Trevor Lee

Managing Director

In 2006 I decided to form Jenrick Commercial and now nearly 15 years later the business has thankfully gone from strength to strength. Having now been in the mad world of recruitment for nearly 25 years, I've seen a massive amount of change in that time (in my early days we used to fax CV's off to a client and if you were looking for work you use to photocopy your CV and even hand-deliver it into the agency, there was no internet in the early days!!) 

The foundation of our success has always been to build the greatest relationships with both our clients and candidates, we are always super honest and try to leave the greatest impression with everyone you connect with. 

My father taught me that life is very much what you put in, put a little in and you get a little out, put a lot in, and of course, you get a lot out. This is a rule I firmly believe in and has served me well over the years. 

What can I tell you about me? Well, I have been married for nearly 25 years (my wife is extremely lucky or completely mad) and we have a beautiful son Toron who is 15 now. I also cannot function properly without a triple shot skinny wet latte first thing in the morning. If you ever catch me before this time then I apologise in advance! I go to the gym every day and I've probably been on a diet since I was born so I am very body and image-conscious. 

I am also a glass half full type so love listening to Tony Robbins motivational podcasts to give me that extra kick. I support West Ham United so I definitely need something positive as I don't get it from the team I support. I also love the good old US of A (California). I think my music taste is great (it's very eclectic) however the team in the office are always moaning about my playlists (it's them that have no taste).

Why recruitment? Well, I love people, I genuinely love to understand how people tick, and after 25 years I know I'm damn good at what we do. In this job, every day is different and I'm humbled and grateful that I have met some amazing people over the 20+ years, plus it's always lovely to change peoples lives for the better so to play a part in their journey of life is something I am truly grateful for. 

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