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Senior Finance Analyst

Employer
Agora Talent Ltd
Location
UK
Salary
Competitive
Closing date
11 Dec 2021

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Sector
Accountancy
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time
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Agora are partnering with a multinational retail group, on their search to find a Senior Financial Planning Analyst on an initial interim 6 month basis. The role will own a core part of the business activity, including owning the reporting up to FD level. Their will be significant exposure to senior stakeholders including the CEO.

Responsibilities:
  • Helping to drive the strategic financial planning process for Superdrug and Savers for all forecasts, including the Quarterly Forecasts, Annual Budget and 5-year plan, ensuring they are undertaken with full business engagement and delivered on a timely basis, in an accurate and insightful fashion.
  • Being a key finance liaison in the month end processes and subsequent sign off for EBIT for the group
  • Managing the Flash process and month end review vs budget/forecast.
  • Providing month end commentary and coordinating the KPI submissions to the group, and responding to subsequent queries.
  • Identifying and implementing improvements to support the delivery of insightful and value-add analysis of results, to deliver 'best in class' reporting.
  • Building relationships with key business functions, both directly and through their Finance Business Partners, to develop an understanding of the full P&L from Sales through to EBIT.
  • Supporting the preparation of key presentations delivered by the CEO and Finance Director to internal and external stakeholders, including monthly Exec and Group presentations summarising both financial and commercial performance.
  • Business partnering the Customer and People function, supporting them with business decisions from tenders through to month end duties, including reporting, analysis, and forecasting.

About you:
  • ACA/CIMA/ACCA qualified
  • Experience of involvement in an end-to-end financial planning cycle, and month end processes.
  • 'Hands on' with a strong understanding of FP&A reporting processes coupled with in-depth analytical skills.
  • Strong Excel skills, with a track record of building and maintaining an Excel based planning process
  • You're at your best when building great business relationships and can influence others at all levels to see from your point of view
  • You like to add value through team collaboration
  • You're determined, credible and results orientated
  • You thrive on autonomy
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