FP&A Manager

Recruiter
Parke Lane People
Location
Thame, UK
Salary
Competitive
Posted
18 Aug 2019
Closes
31 Aug 2019
Ref
1234900610
Sector
Accountancy
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time
My client is an established and growing business with subsidiaries across Europe and other strategically placed locations across the globe. They have a new requirement in their Group Finance team at their UK Headquarters on the outskirts of Oxford for a permanent FP&A Manager.

Reporting into the Finance Director, this role will serve as a valued Business Partner to the Group and other site teams. The primary responsibility will be to oversee the Management Accounting activities of the Group, including consolidations and reports. Key responsibilities will be to:
  • Monitor, challenge and hold businesses to account for performance to the annual budget/prior year or latest forecast.
  • Play a proactive role in driving financial performance and improvements across the business, including mentoring and coaching sites on how to improve the accuracy and quality of their reports.
  • Undertake financial, business and commercial analysis for Group or Site teams with ability to extract data from a variety of sources and present them in an easy to assimilate format.
  • Undertake tactical and strategic analysis to support business decisions or major investments such as Capital Investment and Pricing Proposals.
  • Prepare presentation ready analysis for reports to the Board, the Bank and Senior Management.
  • Help drive reporting processes for key stakeholders across the Group
  • Become a superuser with Excel and ERP systems - able to develop and write reports to extract and then analyse data from multiple platforms.
  • Identify, understand and explain drivers for the current business performance and longer term outlook by engaging with business partners and data mining ERP/Sales systems to identify root causes, challenging data and explanations where necessary.
  • Responsibility for the production of the Group weekly sales report and monthly management accounts.
  • Oversee updates to the rolling forecast, interim forecasts and annual budgets.
  • Business modelling for major projects and business initiatives.
  • Undertakes analysis of profit margins by product and customer.
  • Undertakes ad hoc analysis for internal and external stakeholders/customers, including Commercial and New Product Development scenario planning.
  • Provide insightful analysis and commentary on submitted results & forecasts, explaining drivers of the results and the impact on commercial and business operations.
  • Prepare simple concise presentation ready analysis and reports that communicate key messages clearly in an easy to assimilate format.
  • Streamline reporting processes and looks for opportunities to improve reporting tools leading to improved efficiency and a reduction of duplication.
  • Work with site teams to ensure that management accounts are delivered timely and accurately - including providing feedback to sites as well as mentoring and coaching on how to complete submissions.
  • Creation and Implementation of new reporting packs.

Candidates that apply must be Qualified (CIMA, ACCA or ACA), have a degree and possess a number of years experience in FP&A and Management Accounting, ideally in a Group structure. You should be a strong Business Partner with excellent systems skills, commercially astute and ideally previous staff supervisory experience. You should also possess strong budgeting and forecasting, financial and data modelling as well as costing and cash flow monitoring.

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