Business Intelligence and FP&A Analyst

Temporary, Full or part-time · Amsterdam

About Metabolic
At Metabolic, we recognise the need for a new economic model: one that ensures the wellbeing of all people and allows organizations to thrive without transgressing the safe boundaries of the Earth’s natural systems. Metabolic’s mission is to transition the global economy to a fundamentally sustainable state. We envision a world where human societies and Ecosystems flourish, and where our economic activities do not transgress any of the planetary boundaries. 

We work with a growing network of partners to equip organizations all over the world with tools and insights to catalyze our mission and make an impact. We build scalable solutions to critical problems, deploying business models as diverse as consultancy, SaaS and philanthropic funding. 

Our company culture is our core strength. We strive for excellence, empathy, and collaboration in everything we do. We value your personal and professional goals, and aspire to create an environment where they are achieved through both learning and doing. 

Metabolic Ecosystem 
Metabolic is a connected group of organizations designed to address systemic challenges at scale, we call it the Metabolic Ecosystem. The organizations are structured as for-profit or not-for-profit depending on their function, and deploy a range of business models. The core of the Ecosystem is made up of five entities working together in a symbiotic way. Each exists to address what we believe are the critical leverage points for systems change. They are: Consultancy, Institute, Software, Foundation and Ventures. Each embodies its own unique purpose that contributes to our overarching mission of transitioning the global economy to a fundamentally sustainable state. 

At the center of the Ecosystem lies the Metabolic Holding, which houses vital functions such as Marcomms, Design, People and Operations, and Finance. Each of these teams operate across the Ecosystem, providing support for all of our Metabolic entities.  

About the Finance Team 
The Finance team is a small, close-knit team at the centre of the Ecosystem that supports the essential functioning and business practices of each part of the Ecosystem. Within Metabolic, the finance vision stresses not the need for profitability for the sake of profitability but for financial sustainability that allows the organisation to achieve its impact mission whilst also allowing people in the organisation to thrive. It is our responsibility to maintain the balance between financial and organisation health, external impact and internal well being.

The Finance function, whilst small, has four main parts: Strategic Finance; Finance Business Partnering; Business Intelligence; Finance Excellence. We strive to be mission driven and customer focused and focus on empowered decision making, transparency and consistency in communication and supporting ongoing learning and development.

As the Business Intelligence and FP&A Analyst, you will be a valued member of our small but close-knit Finance team, with a strong focus on administrative finance tasks, focusing on the business intelligence part.  Your role will contribute to our mission and the management of the Metabolic Ecosystem by supporting your finance and operations colleagues and the CFO through executing the services as required. You will be working with Finance Administrators (1.6 FTE), a Finance Business Partner and the CFO.
About the Role

In this position, you will be responsible for developing and coordinating the business intelligence function of the Metabolic Ecosystem and for acting as a strategic advisor to the senior decision makers in the ecosystem. You will build and manage the business information infrastructure needed to provide decision-makers within the organisation with the insights they need, and you will build on that analysis to provide strategic insights and recommendations to the various aspects of the organisation, communicating with decision makers across the ecosystem on a daily basis to deliver optimal performance. 

Key Accountabilities
  • Business Intelligence

    • Manage business information infrastructure

      • Develop automated data collection systems where necessary to perform analysis

      • Build and manage automated reporting systems and conduct ad-hoc analysis

      • Utilize data from company CRM to inform sales strategies and identify process improvements

      • Utilize data from company capacity management tool to help inform project delivery and risk management

    • Support decision makers across the organisation to make informed decisions with thorough and timely performance information

    • Build on analysis to develop ongoing insights into value drivers of the ecosystem, identifying over- and underperforming business units and developing strategies for improving performance

  • Financial Planning & Analysis

    • Own the consolidated actuals, forecasting and budgeting processes, ensuring accounting data model is up to date and fit for purpose

    • Build on the business intelligence activities, generate and develop innovative ideas to grow Metabolic’s financial and non-financial performance

    • Work with decision-makers across the ecosystem to develop strategic business cases for projects, initiatives, and divisions

    • Work with the CFO to develop business plans, financial models, and analysis for resource allocation strategies and (external) investment plans

Your profile

We are looking for a diligent and solutions-oriented individual who is comfortable working both autonomously and as an integral part of a close-knit international team. You have prior experience in some kind of finance and / or data management role. You are a skilled problem-solver with strong interpersonal skills, and you find your energy from constantly finding ways to improve turning data into information and analysis that support insight creation and decision making. You have great attention to detail at the same time. You are familiar with and like to work with information systems.  

The position is for 32 hours (there can be some flexibility in this) and starts as soon as possible.

Requirements
  • Excellent (fluent) English skills, both speaking and writing 

  • At least 3 years of experience in a finance role (preferably business control) and / or in a data focused role

  • Experience with database software such as PowerBI or Google Data Studio; affinity with Python, Apps Script, or Excel VBA a plus

  • Experience with financial forecasting and budgeting would be a plus

  • Well organized with a strong attention to detail

  • Ability to work autonomously and as part of a close-knit team

For non-EU/EEA applicants: The role is dependent upon obtaining a visa to live and work in the Netherlands. 

Our Offer

We are an international and dynamic team of around 100 individuals who share a passion for catalyzing a sustainable future. Be part of a dynamic, ambitious and international team that is passionate about sustainability, technology and impact. Collaborate and work alongside world-class experts in the fields of sustainability and circularity throughout the Metabolic Ecosystem.

This opportunity will place you in an environment that values people with their own ideas and initiatives. We believe in flat hierarchies, shared decision-making and impact over profit. You will be able to participate in an evolving decentralized governance system and be part of a close-knit community of people with shared interests and a strong company culture. We promise: 

  • A social, supportive and vibrant work environment and location with connection and purpose

  • Autonomy & freedom for decision-making within your role, ensuring your voice within Metabolic

  • Flexible and balanced approach to our working environment. 

  • Room for career development and personal growth. 

This position will be based at our vibrant office in Amsterdam, Netherlands. 

To Apply
Please submit your CV and letter of motivation in English via the Apply button below.

The deadline for applications is Friday 27th January. However, we will be assessing applications as soon as they are received and therefore there is a chance that the position could be filled before the deadline.


About us
Metabolic’s mission is to transition the global economy to a fundamentally sustainable state. We advise governments, businesses, and NGOs on how to adapt to a fast-changing global context. Combining systems thinking and data science, we map and understand local and global systems to assess where to intervene and develop solutions that can dramatically shift how the economy functions. 
We are looking forward to hearing from you!
Thank you for your interest working for Metabolic. Please fill out the following short application form. Should you have any difficulties please contact us ​via HR@metabolic.nl

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