Job Purpose and Summary

The EMEA Labour Cost and Reporting Analyst will lead the process from working within the HR function with close collaboration with the Finance EMEA Labour Cost Controller.  They will co-ordinate the regular alignment with relevant HR stakeholders to secure effective and efficient analysis and reporting of our labour and HR costs to the relevant internal and external stakeholders.        

Labour Cost Budgeting & Forecasting

  • Facilitate the EMEA labour cost budgeting and forecasting process for all entities in alignment with the EMEA Labour Cost Controller in line with guidelines and timescales, with specific support for the Head Quarters locations (RSHQs)
  • Produce Original Budget, Latest Forecast, Book Closing Forecast and Revised Budget templates required for the information gathering phase.
  • Produce monthly variance reports with accompanying explanations of labour cost variations to budget/forecast and split between vacancies and filled positions.
  • Provide recommendations of actions to improve budgeting & forecasting accuracy.

Labour Cost Analysis & Reporting

  • Analyse trends and create financial models of 'What If' scenario’s for future business planning.
  • Prepare agreed reports for HR, Finance & Executive Leadership.
  • Deliver Ad Hoc reports to meet agreed stakeholder requirements securing required governance.

HR Selling, General, Administrative Expenses

  • Support the planning and financial budgeting phases for HR EMEA and in the RSHQs including:
  • Creating the templates required for the information gathering phase of the Original Budget & Revised Budget, Latest Forecast & Mid Term Plan activities.
  • Participate in budget setting and review meetings, as required.
  • Input agreed budgets into required system for RSHQs.
  • Review monthly spend and highlight significant variances to budget, collating insights to explain variances with required stakeholders.
  • Respond to finance questions on variances.

Maintain effective relationships with key internal stakeholders:

  • Pan-European Operations team – For alignment between monthly headcount and labour cost reporting.
  • Finance team – Labour Cost Controller to ensure required information is shared in agreed format and aligned to required timelines.
  • Alignment with Data Reporting specialist on relevant HR KPIs & dashboard reporting & maintenance.
  • Japanese & European Mobility teams and RHSQ HR Business Partners –  To ensure HQ labour cost and reporting for relevant stakeholders fulfils required needs.
  • Country key HR contacts – For completing commentary to support analysis.
  • Contribute to the successful delivery of relevant projects/initiatives focused on continuous improvement of our labour cost and HR budgeting processes and practices.      


What we give

  • Up to £58,003 plus 10% annual salary
  • Generous Pension, Canon Awards, Discount cards, Cycle to Work scheme, Season ticket loans and charity volunteer days.
  • Learning & Development – As a Company that encourages continuous learning you will always have resources and support available.
  • Work & Home Life Balance – We support with a minimum of 25 days holiday per year, holiday purchase and a flexible working policy.
  • Diversity – We are an organisation that delivers on a global scale, striving to create a diverse and empowered workforce that reflects the communities we serve.
  • Health & Wellbeing – Free private healthcare, an Employee Assistance Programme, partnership with Mental Health First Aid UK with a network of mental health champions and discounted rates to Nuffield Health Gym.
  • Employee discount – Up to 38% off products from our Canon store.     

What we ask

  • Proven track record of working on HR Data reporting & analysis gained in a large complex multi-national organization.
  • Highly proficient in Excel and ERP reporting tools (including Power BI)
  • Working with highly sensitive HR data.
  • Working with budgets/financial data reporting.
  • Fluent in English.
  • Able to work within a diversified & multi-cultural team dealing with a wide variety of stakeholders across multiple locations.  


You will need

We need people who can achieve the exceptional by working collaboratively, who have the courage to risk new ways of doing things and the ability to see the world the way their customers see it. We’re looking for creative problem-solvers like you, someone who can ensure Canon stays ahead in an ever-changing world.

Further Information

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