HR FP&A Business Partner (Manager/Sr.Manager)

  • Company: Fresh
  • Country / Region : United States
  • Business group: Perfumes & Cosmetics
  • Contract type: Permanent Job
  • Function: Human Resources
  • Experience required: Minimum 5 years
  • Reference No.: FRSH00366
  • Date of publication: 2021.04.05



As an HR FP&A Business Partner to our Global HQ and North American teams, you will be a key influencer in people, organization and business development.

The HR FP&A Business Partner provides consultation, reporting, and analytics to key stakeholders in clear business terms and identify results that drive action. You will lead and manage key improvements of existing HR FP&A topics and initiatives: focused heavily on budgeting and forecasting of global staff costs and Human Resources and Office Services departmental budgets. You will be responsible for continuously improving our ability to build out robust financial plans and providing actionable insights for our key stakeholders and C-Suite as well as provide strategic decision-making support for the short-term and long-term growth of the company.  Partnering directly with global finance leaders, you will develop and execute strategic financial goals, which are then utilized to create the annual budget and subsequent monthly forecasts.  You will also work directly with the Accounting group to analyze monthly variances and review actual results. This high-profile role will work closely with departmental and team leaders across all Global HQ and North America departments.

Our HR team is people minded, collaborative, team spirited, proactive, progressive and solutions oriented. As an influential partner to all departments within Global HR, inclusive of HR Generalists, Talent Acquisition, Talent Development and Office Services, you will help develop integrated solutions with a financial lens in a number of key areas, such as recruitment, on-boarding/off-boarding, employee relations, talent development, internal mobility, succession planning, performance management, labor law compliance, HR Ops & technology, and skill development training. 

The HR FP&A leader will have well-rounded FP&A experience, strong interpersonal skills, executive management partnership, the ability to collaborate cross-functionally, demonstrated success in transforming raw and previously unavailable data into end-user-ready assets, such as scorecards, reports, and dashboards, as well as have a record of leveraging such data to produce well-articulated business cases and actionable insights.

The HR FP&A leader will have the opportunity to oversee, grow and develop the HR FP&A Analyst, as well as influence and collaborate with key finance partners globally.




  • Partner with FP&A and People Team leadership, assisting with decision-making and financial oversight
  • Provide financial leadership across headcount planning, budgeting, forecasting and long-range planning
  • Influence business partners and build strong business partnerships within Human Resources by providing proactive suggestions and identifying opportunities to improve operational efficiency
  • Advise business and finance leaders of opportunities and risks
  • Manage processes related to month-end and quarter-end close
  • Promote process improvement to scale forecasting and reporting tools, procedures, and methodologies
  • Meet all corporate finance requirements, follow corporate planning calendar and implement process improvements
  • Prepare headcount budget report and revisions
  • Compile and submit data for annual report for NA
  • Oversee the HR & Office Services department budget
  • Generate staff cost budget forecast files for all three budget cycles; submit final staff cost landing file
  • Maintain live staff cost file in order to bridge budget vs actuals
  • Oversee seasonal employee cost process
  • Oversee fringe benefit summary


  • Make recommendations related to processes, programs, to make them HR and Finance user friendly
  • Assists in the development of projects and programs
  • Lead the creation/maintenance of HR Dashboard
  • Anticipate needs and make recommendations while identifying conflicts and risks and creating actionable insights
  • Empower HRBPs with improved tools to easily draw business-relevant insights from workforce data
  • Carry out post-event analyses to validate forecast assumptions and identify additional factors associated with changes


  • Liaison to HR team working with Payroll and Interface with A/P, A/R
  • Conducts the month end close process
  • Promote self-service reporting functionality with end users
  • Oversee monthly headcount reports, staffing turnover reporting and analysis, key reporting packages for HR


  • Partner with Talent Acquisition team
  • Key partnership in the compensation proposal process
  • Ownership of headcount & staff costs budget and requisition process

What you will learn in the first 6 months:

  • Build credibility among employees at all levels of the organization
  • Learn and lead HR FP&A processes and reporting
  • Understand staff cost, how to create the staff cost file, and how to use it to present accurate data
  • Review and learn monthly reporting and make recommendations
  • Generate a better knowledge of unnecessary costs, identify and cut expenses from the departmental budget.
  • Oversee development of HR FP&A Dashboard that consists of key metrics that can be used to present to executives and employees
  • Achieve a higher understanding of compensation & benefits

What you will achieve in 12 months:

  • Implement efficient business processes for tracking metrics
  • Support and provide recommendations to enhance the HR FP&A partnership, tools and processes in conjunction with global Finance
  • Develop HR FP&A team, roles & responsibilities, career development plans and succession planning

Additional information

  • At least five+ years of experience in FP&A, Accounting, Corporate Finance, including experience related to Corporate FP&A/G&A Finance (workforce planning, headcount planning, corporate finance). Degree in Finance, Accounting, Economics or Business required; MBA is a plus
  • Understanding and communicating key P&L trends and how they will impact future performance
  • Produce incisive and valuable performance analysis to Finance & HR leadership on a timely basis, focusing on trends, key business performance, and risks & opportunities
  • Proactively monitor changes to the internal and external environment, linking them to financial impacts
  • Experience in retail, luxury retail or service-oriented organization, preferred
  • Working knowledge of AX Dynamics is preferred
  • Expert in Microsoft Excel (Pivot Tables, V-Look ups, Macros...), Word and PowerPoint
  • Build, maintain, and leverage excellent relationships with key Finance and Business colleagues
  • Well-developed verbal and written communications skills
  • Organized, detail-oriented and experience meeting tight deadlines on high-volume deliverables
  • Strong analytical, problem solving, communication, and interpersonal skills
  • Experience tailoring messaging as required for varying level of audiences
  • Strong people sensibility and instincts. Always considering the implications & impacts to employees
  • Trust, integrity, accountability, inclusion, thoughtfulness, support and having a strategic mindset are critical in communication and action
  • HR Analytical mindset. You are junkie in reading the story under the numbers as well as proving the HR value-add through strong KPIs
  • Proactive, punctual, and reliable. Proactive planning, strong follow-through and follow-up
  • Service-oriented
  • Resourceful and solutions-oriented. Expert in creative problem solving
  • Affinity to building and evolving. We roll up our sleeves!

Based in Jersey City, NJ and New York, NY


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