Group FP&A Analyst - £basic + 15% bonus + 25 days holiday

Companion Care Vets
19 Mar 2017
18 Apr 2017
Contract Type
Full Time

The Pets at Home Vet Group has undergone significant growth over the course of the last 2 years. Achieved by both the acquisition of Vets4Pets and organic growth, the number of vet practices at the end of October 2016 was 405 with forecast growth of a further 30-35 practices for the remainder of the financial year. We are the largest vet group in the UK and have made our first steps into the referral hospital market with the acquisition of Northwest Surgeons. This is an exciting time to join the Company as the Vet Group is part of the listed Pets at Home Group and forms a significant part of their future strategy and growth plans.

As an entry level position for an ambitious qualified accountant, this will give the right candidate an excellent overview of the Vet Group, together with the opportunity to re-engineer processes and enhance the calibre of our reporting.

Forming a crucial part of the Finance department, the FP&A team leads the financial planning process across the business with high levels of exposure to the Vet Group Board. The team also provides financial stewardship to many key commercial expansion and change projects.

As a key member of the Finance team you will be the point of contact for the various Support Office functions as well as our colleagues at Pets at Home Group.

Key responsibilities

  • Provide support with the periodic reporting process to Vet Group and Pets at Home Group - including board and bank reporting.

  • Assist with developing and executing the forecasting cycle for the Vet Group including budget, reforecast and outturn.

  • Working closely with the Treasury team to assist with cash flow modelling and forecasting.

  • Develop robust, timely and insightful reporting for the Vets finance leadership team, Exec team and Cost Centre owners on the performance of each cost centre.

  • Own the Cost Centre review process with each Support Office function, including navigating each team to delivering on their financial commitments to the Group.

  • Drive continuous improvement in the depth and quality of our reporting - ensuring that all our reports support insightful decision making.

  • Ensure that there are robust controls in place for all Balance Sheet accounts and work with the Support Office Finance Team to ensure that all transactions have been recorded in accordance with the relevant accounting standard and Group accounting policy.

  • Provide analysis and support to the FP&A and Reporting Manager in various ad hoc projects as required.

The right candidate

  • Newly qualified accountant (ACA, ACCA or CIMA)

  • Previous experience of delivering management information to tight deadlines and managing change

  • A natural communicator at all levels

  • Will have advanced Excel and PowerPoint skills

  • Experience with Excel modelling would be beneficial

  • Will be looking to join a dynamic team in a fast moving and fast growing organisation with a strong desire to learn and progress

  • Excellent communication skills are essential along with great people skills and a desire to work as part of a team


  • Finance Leadership team

  • The Vet Group Executive team

  • Heads of Departments / Cost Centre Managers

  • Operating Board

  • Pets at Home Finance team

  • Banks