FINANCIAL PLANNING MANAGER

Recruiter
Pure 4 Recruitment Limited
Location
Marlow, UK
Salary
Competitive
Posted
11 Jun 2019
Closes
19 Jun 2019
Ref
1149853759
Sector
Accountancy
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time
******* FINANCE PLANNING MANGER - GLOBAL BUSINESS **********

£50.000 - £55,000 Basic + £5500 Car allowance + 15% bonus

JOB SUMMARY:

Based in the International HQ in Marlow, the Finance Planning Manager will be working with the Head of FP&A in support of the Europe Region. The Europe region equates to $1.5bn of sales growing at high single digit annually, with around $360m of operating expenses.

This role incorporates all aspects of:
  • regular month end reporting
  • budgeting
  • planning
  • ad-hoc financial analysis

The Finance Planning Manager will be responsible for:
  • preparation of a weekly sales flash
  • month end reporting
  • budget/forecast process management and analysis with particular emphasis on sales and expenses

They will also communicate regularly and work closely with the local finance teams to capture all important developments in order to report back to Senior Management.

Critical to the success of the role will be the job holder's ability to build positive working relationships where they can challenge and contribute as a "business person" as well as a Finance practitioner.

An essential part of the success of this role is being able to work well with the local finance teams and with the International Finance team through collaboration, best practice sharing and support, Also working cross functions, in particular HR, IT, Legal and Compliance.

KEY DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

Financial reporting & control:

1) Direct ownership:

a) Accurate and timely weekly sales flash with value added commentary for the European President

b) Manage forecasts, budgets and actuals for Regional Office P&L (expenses only)

c) Calculate and communicate quarterly Parallel Trade adjustments to country revenues

d) Manage FP&A calendar for Europe

2) Consolidations:

Timely production of consolidated weekly/monthly reports covering all aspects of the Profit and Loss account:
  • Month end reporting - actuals
  • KPI reports
  • Quarterly estimates
  • Other regional returns

3) Other:

a) In conjunction with central accounting and the country finance teams ensure an accurate and effective financial close is achieved on a monthly basis

b) Regularly monitor and communicate performance vs latest targets

45%

Assistance with the preparation, co-ordination and production of budget, forecasts and strategic plans for the countries making up the Region:

a) Communicate requirements for periodic forecast, budgets and other returns

b) Support the countries in production and the consolidation of entire P&L including:
  • Generation of sales & cost of sales in conjunction with the relevant local finance teams;
  • Overview of operating expenses relevant to each operating department;
  • Variance analysis compared to the prior budget/forecast

c) Consolidated variance analysis of the actuals vs prior years and forecasts for key P&L lines; and

d)Creation of presentation packs to highlight key areas of plans, variances and issues.

30%

Work closely with the Head of FP&A to support:

a) Consolidation of the country forecast and budget submissions for submission to International Finance;

b) Preparation of regular reports that provide detailed insight to the Finance VP and President Europe;

c) Commercial evaluations as and when required;

d) Support the use of the Finance Planning tool;

e) Numerous ad hoc request.

25%

Compliance and Integrity:

You will be responsible for conducting your activities on behalf of the company consistent with a high standard of business ethics and in compliance with the laws and regulations that govern our activities. Your obligation encompasses the following:
  • Takes personal responsibility for and demonstrates a high level of understanding of and adherence to the applicable internal policies, including but not limited to our Code of Ethics and Business Conduct and other policies applicable to your job, and external laws and regulations governing your activities.
  • Exhibits high business ethics standard in dealing with internal and external stakeholders, including dealing with others honestly and openly, showing accountability, being reliable and trustworthy and being loyal to the company.
  • Completes all required compliance and ethics related training within required timelines.
  • Encourages a high level of understanding of and adherence to compliance and ethics amongst colleagues and third parties.
  • Fully co-operates in any internal and external audits, investigations and inspections.

MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS:

Education & Experience
  • Degree
  • Fully Qualified accountant. CIMA, ACA, ACCA. First time passes preferred.
  • 0-2 years post qualification experience.
  • Experience of financial planning in a multi-divisional and international organisation preferred.
  • Evidence of commercial awareness.
  • Strong Excel skills.

Skills & Personal Qualities
  • High degree of accuracy with an extremely good attention to detail.
  • Well organised and able to prioritise during time pressured periods.
  • A general interest in commercial and marketing issues relevant to the financial planning and management of a healthcare business.
  • Ability to build positive working relationships where challenge and contribution is the norm.
  • Responsive and proactive.
  • Able to work independently as well as part of a team.

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