Financial Planning & Analysis Manager

  • Full Time
  • Warrington
  • £45000-£55,000

Following another successful year and significant growth, our client, a rapidly expanding E-Commerce business close to the Warrington area has a fantastic opportunity for an ambitious and commercially focused Financial Planning & Analyst to play an integral part of the strategic direction for a fast-paced organisation with an ambitious, yet achievable growth strategy.

Reporting to the Group Financial Controller, this role will have responsibility for delivering the annual budget process as well as establishing a rolling reforecasting process for the Group. This involves coordinating relevant stakeholders to produce a plan that can be clearly and succinctly be communicated to external and internal stakeholders.

Main Accountabilities/Responsibilities

Planning

  • Lead and develop the budget process with support from the Group Financial Controller, ensuring it’s timely completion.
  • Enhance and develop our forecasting and scenario planning capabilities – working alongside key business stakeholders.
  • Preparation of briefing packs to support the sign off on budgets along with the creation of summary

Reporting

  • Preparation of fortnightly senior management briefing packs for review and sign off with the CEO and CFO.
  • Preparation of monthly Board packs / management accounts.
  • Work with the divisional financial controllers/management accounts to ensure consistency of reporting across the Group
  • Managing the flow of information for funding providers.
  • Ad hoc information provision for tender processes.
  • Supporting the GFC and auditors where required with reporting the full year results and finalising our financial statements.

Analysis

  • Work with the core finance team to develop analysis, key product streams (P&Ls) and key balance sheet items.
  • Work with the GFC to enhance the reporting of non-financial metrics and KPIs including operational finance metrics.

Your skills and experience:

  • Experience in a similar role with relevant experience and understanding of strong reporting, forecasting and budgeting processes.
  • Embraces working with and influencing a wide range of stakeholders, keen to work alongside senior finance team members to develop their understanding.
  • Demonstrable commercial acumen, can cut through high volumes of data to identify key drivers of performance
  • Embraces change and has a ‘can do’ attitude
  • Excellent attention to detail and communication skills
  • A genuine interest in building and improving financial models that are scalable and effective.
  • Experience of digitalising/automating existing reporting also desirable
  • Proficient in the use of Excel or other data analysis tools
  • A Qualified Accountant in either ACA / ACCA / CIMA

You will have responsibility for overseeing financial reporting to senior stakeholders, in an accurate and timely manner. You will also be expected to maintain a thorough understanding of the relevant performance drivers and trends.

The ideal candidate will be a commercially focused finance professional with extensive experience of working closely with the senior management team, analysing market trends and providing comprehensive analysis.  You will possess excellent communication and presentation skills articulating key financial information and influencing the senior management team.

A great opportunity to work with a down to earth, high calibre senior management team who all share the same vision for the business.

 

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Dave Kissack

Dave Kissack is managing the process for this particular vacancy. Please do not hesitate to contact Dave if you would like to discuss the role in more detail - 07730 252499

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