Manchester / Finance

FP&A Analyst

Role Summary and Core Responsibilities

  • Proactive financial support to the operational areas, driving performance through insightful analysis.
  • Oversight of the Group’s financial planning (inclusive of Budget/Forecasts) and monitoring process.

Core Accountabilities and Responsibilities

The business is PE-owned, and the demands of the role reflect that in an expectation for a strong focus on financial performance, incisive analysis and insight on business performance, and continuous commercial, financial, and operational improvement. Support the Head of FP&A to proactively support the Group’s senior leadership team in driving strategic and tactical business initiatives across the Group through (for example):

  • Adoption of a finance partner approach to ensure teams across the business have access to financial and analytical support when/where required.
  • Ensuring, through routine (weekly/monthly) and ad-hoc reporting, that key stakeholders have a sound understanding of actual and forecast financial and operational performance of the business and the key drivers of under/over-performance.
  • Play an integral role of the Group’s financial planning and forecasting processes, ensuring financial plans and forecasts are modelled accurately to reflect approved programmes and initiatives across the Group.

Detailed deliverables

  • Delivery of daily/weekly / monthly KPI’s performance reports and a rolling reforecast with accompanying commentaries providing value- adding analysis and insight.
  • Decision support in the form of investment appraisal and RoI tracking
  • Proactive identification of areas for operational and/or financial performance improvement
  • Support in the delivery of an annual Business Plan and subsequent reforecasts as required
  • Oversight of cost management and reporting processes
  • Ad Hoc Projects as & when required by the board

Experience and Qualifications

  • Qualified accountant with a background in FP&A/Commercial Finance
  • Strong oral and written communication skills; positive attitude and interpersonal skills
  • Experience of managing multiple key stakeholders
  • Resilient to change and more importantly able to act as a change agent
  • Absorb and summarise complex or diverse information
  • Strong analytical skills with advanced proficiency in Microsoft Excel.
  • Power BI experience capability is desirable but not essential.
  • Demonstrated ‘hands on’ delivery approach
  • Capable of interpreting information and providing succinct analysis to senior stakeholders

Skills and Attributes

  • Strong attention to detail and accuracy
  • Take ownership of tasks, maintaining focus when tight deadlines are required.
  • Can show creative thinking when solving problems, wanting to resolve these as quickly as possible.
  • Comfortable operating in fast-paced environments with informal ways of working
  • Possess a great work ethic, positive mindset, and limitless thinking
  • You will be forward thinking, and customer focused
  • Naturally ambitious, hardworking and achievement oriented
  • You will be resilient and have a strong desire to succeed, going above and beyond to deliver exceptional results.

In return you will receive the following benefits:

  • A competitive basic salary + annual company bonus
  • Flexible hybrid working model (2 days home, 3 days office)
  • Career development and promotional opportunities
  • 25 days holidays (increasing to 28 after 5 years of service)
  • A Moments That Matter day (annually)
  • Enhanced Maternity / Paternity pay
  • Holiday buy and sell
  • 3 paid days charity leave
  • Company events, socials, and incentives
  • 3 x death in service
  • Company Pension scheme
  • Costco Membership
  • Salary sacrifice, company car scheme
  • Free breakfast, fruit, and hot/cold beverages
  • Referral scheme
  • Employee discount

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