Manchester / Finance

FP&A Analyst

About Us

Here at Travel Counsellors, our customers, communities and colleagues lie at the heart of everything that we do - and that’s what makes us special. For us, relationships come before transactions, and we are there for our customers, connecting with them on a deeply human level through the moments that matter.

We’ve been changing lives for the past 30 years as the leading travel marketplace for self-employed travel entrepreneurs, empowering over 2,000 global independent travel agents to run successful leisure and corporate travel businesses. We pride ourselves in remaining a company that truly cares and one that has never wavered from its purpose; to redefine what personal means for a travel business.

Our Travel Counsellors are supported by a team of over 300 super-talented people in our Support Offices to help them create unique, inspiring and exciting experiences for their customers, whilst building lasting personal relationships that bring them back to us, time and time again.

Our unique approach within the workplace – as well as towards customers – has seen us receive numerous awards and accolades, including being named as The Best Place to Work in Travel at the 2022 TTG Travel Industry Awards, placing in the Sunday Times Best Places to Work list 2023 (Large Company) as well as being the first travel company to be awarded the Queen’s Award for Enterprise in the Innovation category!

We are currently expanding at a phenomenal rate – on the back of what is our record year in terms of revenue (over £930m) - and so are looking for outstanding individuals to join our dedicated Head Office team, to help the company continue to flourish.

About the Role

Our customers are at the heart of Travel Counsellors’ business, and we monitor and adapt to their booking behaviour in a fast-moving environment. Reporting to the FP&A Manager, you will be responsible for preparing analyses and reports to shine a light on business KPIs and provide insight for strategic and operational decision-making. This role is ideally suited to candidates who are intellectually curious, have a methodical approach with data, and relish opportunities to provide clear and relevant insight to non-Finance colleagues to galvanise action and performance.

Key Responsibilities and Duties

  • Lead the preparation of comprehensive monthly Board Reports, offering in-depth insights and analysis to facilitate informed decision-making by key stakeholders.
  • Utilize advanced techniques in Microsoft Excel and Power BI to create sophisticated Management Information (MI) reports, catering to a diverse range of business stakeholders, and driving actionable insights.
  • Proactively drive the development of innovative reports and analysis, challenging conventional wisdom to support commercial decision-making in an ever-evolving business environment.
  • Collaborate with the wider team to prepare annual budgets and forecasts. Monitor and report actual performance against these forecasts, providing valuable variance analysis and strategic recommendations.
  • Conduct ad-hoc analysis and provide strategic insights to senior stakeholders, contributing to key business discussions and initiatives.

Skills and Experience Required

  • Demonstrated ability to work with large datasets and complex financial models in Excel.
  • 2-3 years of experience in a Financial Planning & Analysis role, with a proven track record of delivering actionable insights to support strategic decision-making.
  • Confident engagement with senior stakeholders and adept at constructively challenging assumptions and integrating different perspectives.
  • Experience in utilizing Power BI for data visualization.
  • Proactively develop continuous improvement of processes and models .

Our Benefits

  • Flexible hybrid working model.
  • 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 of charity leave
  • Company events, socials, and incentives
  • Company Pension scheme
  • Costco Membership
  • Salary sacrifice, company car scheme
  • 3 x death in service
  • Free breakfast, fruit, and hot/cold beverages
  • Referral scheme
  • Employee discount

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