The Financial Planning Analyst reports to the Head of Financial Planning & Analysis and is responsible for assisting him in all financial analysis, long-term business planning, budgeting and forecasting. This role will act as a key support resource to the FP&A team.
1. Business Performance
a. Deliver all reports according to a reporting timetable which meets all stakeholder requirements
b. Improve the existing monthly management reporting packs to monitor and explain business performance and ensure ownership and delivery of financial targets across the business
c. Analysis on business performance should clearly call out trends and changes in the areas of focus, with a follow-on causal analysis explaining the reasons for the changes
d. Ensure that all corrective action plans are communicated and followed up across the entire business on a continuous basis
2. Budgeting and reforecasting
a. Continuously improve the annual budgeting model for P&L, cash-flow and balance sheet
b. Communicate and manage the budget process with all stakeholders, ensuring all deliverables are met within pre-agreed timescales
c. Assist in the preparation of all detailed annual budgets and rolling reforecast models
d. Involvement in the preparation of all presentations for CFO to make to the Executive and other interest groups
A part or recently qualified accountant with first time exam passes is preferable
Proven excel modeling and powerpoint skills, with ability to manage very detailed data whilst also see the bigger picture and excellent attention to detail.
Experience of IBM Cognos TM1 and SAP will be of interest
Very strong business analytics capability (including any relevant qualifications) is of interest
Strong analytical skills and excellent attention to detail.
Excellent verbal and written presentation skills.
A good university degree and proven academic credentials
A true self-starter with ability to manage own priorities and learn the business quickly.