Financial Planning Analyst

11 Mar 2018
19 Mar 2018
Contract Type
Full Time
Financial Planning Analyst


The role is responsible for all elements of a branded P&L, supporting the Finance Manager for forecasting, budgeting & commercial analysis. This role works closely with the Kite’s Croft and London brand management teams, and fulfils a business partnering role with the aim of adding and driving value, ensuring financial viability and ROI of initiatives. The role is supported by accounting, inventory and demand planning teams.


Strategy, Planning and Estimate process

Contributes to elements of the strategic direction of brand: evaluates financial impact of strategic choices and suggests alternatives.

Responsible for defining the annual budget and ongoing financial estimates in conjunction with Brand General Managers and the Finance Managers

Responsible for working with brand management teams to accurately estimate sales

Responsible for controlling OPEX and ensuring effective resource allocation

Business Partnering

Responsible for providing commercial support to brand teams
Finance & Accounting

Strong understanding of accounting processes and principles (industry and company) required, although actual accounting undertaken by a separate team.

Responsible for upholding accounting principles and ensuring proper processes are adhered to within the brand teams.

Supply Chain and IBPR process

Responsible for stock issues and inventory management for the brand.

Participation in the Integrated Business Planning Review (IBPR) process for assigned brand

Commercial & Financial Reporting

Responsible for development and delivery of financial and commercial reporting for senior management.

Proactively challenge the status quo and use commercial analysis to drive business change

Responsible for leveraging company financial systems to facilitate insightful and efficient reporting (SAP, CPM, BI, Door P&L, Smartview, JDE).

Responsible for providing monthly commentary on the business results & the financial estimate.

Analytical support for the Finance Manager

Commercial Awareness and Capabilities

Work with functional areas of the business to and provide interface with the branded teams on areas such as:


External economic awareness and risks

Advertising effectiveness

Industry data understanding and manipulation


Finance Manager

Director BMG & Supply Chain

Brand General Manager

Corporate Accounting Manager & Accounting Team

Brand Management teams

Managing Director

Vice President Regional Finance, Strategy & Business Operations


Qualified / 1 year post qualified experience (ACA etc.)

Agile in approach and positive attitude towards continuous improvement

Comfortable in a large corporate company with a high touch service led culture

Excellent stakeholder management ability across all levels

Strength in the communication of financial reporting across these levels

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