Financial Planning Analyst

Mploy Staffing Solutions
06 May 2017
05 Jun 2017
Contract Type
Full Time

Financial Planning Analyst

Job Purpose:

We are currently seeking a Financial Planning Analyst who will play a critical role in supporting the delivery of a first class finance function and be instrumental in driving quality commercial information to support the growth and development of the business.

Summary of main duties and responsibilities:

  • Responsible for the design, development, deployment and maintenance of all internal FP&A reports.
  • Responsibility for the implementation of real time, weekly and monthly KPI suite.
  • Gear the business up for quarterly business review for all functional areas of the business.
  • Business partnering with key internal and external stakeholders.
  • Participating in the annual strategic planning and budgeting processes. This will include establishing assumptions, spreadsheet modelling, consolidation, analysis and presentation preparation to key stakeholders in the business.
  • Responsibility for preparing ad-hoc financial analysis to support senior management decisions.
  • Monitoring the company acquisitions, retention rates, sales, profit, and cash against the targets on a weekly basis.
  • Responsibility for maintaining supplier credit models and ensuring the trading department is operating within specified mandate
  • Leading the business on new business cases and business development. Working with internal departments and individuals to structure such projects.
  • Reviewing and updating cost and expense trend reports, and analysing variations ensuring alignment with the forecast.
  • Responsible for Working Capital and department spending analysis.
  • Day to day management of the team, including appraisals, coaching and mentoring (once team is in place)
  • Any other duties as required

Skills required:

  • A Qualified Accountant (ACA, CIMA, ACCA) or qualified by experience
  • Degree in Accounting or Finance is desirable.
  • Experience in preparing, analysing, and implementing accounting and reporting requirements. Strong business acumen and analytical skills with a demonstrated ability to gather, analyse and present data.
  • Experience of people management
  • Prior experience of modelling packages including Tableau and Alteryx.
  • A desire to add value and providing a valuable contribution to the wider business.
  • The ability to business partner and communicate with non-finance stakeholders effectively and articulately.
  • A proven track record of building relationships at all levels within the organisation
  • Ability to organise multiple responsibilities and deliver results in an accurate and timely manner while adapting to changes in priorities.
  • Ability to influence and strategically partner with individuals of various educational and technical backgrounds, both inside and outside the organisation.
  • Detail and process oriented.
  • Ability to manage multiple projects and meet deadlines under pressure.
  • Self-starter with a strong sense of urgency and follow up skills.


  • Salary £35,000 - £40,000 DOE
  • Excellent progression opportunities
  • Fantastic working environment in central Bournemouth
  • 30 days’ holiday (inclusive of public holidays)
  • Employee Assistance Programme
  • Pension Contribution Plan
  • Salary Sacrifice Parking option
  • Free hot and cold drinks, and fruit bowls replenished daily
  • Building a fantastic reputation for outstanding service.
  • A wide range of flexible benefits for all employees

This is a fantastic opportunity for candidates to join a reputable business that encourages career progression and offers job satisfaction and security.