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Finance Manager - Financial Planning & Analysis

Job Title: Finance Manager - Financial Planning & Analysis
Contract Type: permanent
Location: Hemel Hempstead
Salary: £58000 - £65000 per annum + Bonus + Benefits
REF: GBFMFPA1709_1631895168
Contact Name: Guy Barwell
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Job Published: about 1 month ago

Job Description

Finance Manager - Financial Planning & Analysis
£58,000 - £65,000 + Bonus
Hemel Hempstead, Hertfordshire

Our client, a market leading employer of choice, is looking to source a credible and confident Finance Manager to join its talented FP&A team. The role will manage 4 staff with full ownership for reporting and analysis across the P&L for this highly profitable division.

This is a fantastic opportunity to act as the no.2 to the Head of Financial Planning and Analysis, to support the business during a time of significant growth, investment and opportunity.

We are interested in speaking to experienced Finance Managers to drive the reporting, analysis, insight, and data agenda for the business. This position is an important role which would suit self-starter with a passion for delivering reporting and analysis of the highest quality. There is an opportunity to make use of advanced insight deriving and Management Information technologies.

Purpose of the role
*The purpose of this role is to provide information for decision support through knowledge, understanding and communication of the financial performance and anticipated future P&L performance.
Key responsibilities
*Production and development of organisation-wide reporting and insight packs.
*Ensuring clear, concise, timely insights are delivered to relevant internal and external stakeholders.
*Lead the preparation of the quarterly forecasting and annual budgeting cycles. Owning the timeline and ensuring adherence. Prepare, publish, and narrate budgets/forecasts and risks and opportunities.
*Knowledge of core databases and systems and building out the tools to validate and utilise it effectively. Utilising advanced systems (BI tools) to automate reporting and insight generation.
*Responding to a variety of ad-hoc request for the SLT, closely supporting Finance Director and Head of FP&A.
*Leading a team of four, delivering development and growth.

Key skills required
*Demonstrable experience working in FP&A
*Experience building out advanced management reporting packs using a variety of tools
*Excellent and proven ability to work alongside, challenge and educate operational stakeholders and wider non-finance community
*Excellent analytical skills and attention to detail and ability to be 'hands on'
*Excellent systems skills having hands-on use of BI tools, and Advanced Excel capability
*The ability to work with ambiguity and disparate data of varying quality, with a drive to solve such issues
*Ability to present and explain financial information at board level
*Excellent people and communication skills
*Qualified CIMA/ACCA/ACA with relevant post qualification experience
*Self-motivator comfortable working in a fast-paced environment with strong attention to detail

*Full P&L reporting, planning, and forecasting accountability in a complex business with circa £200+ turnover.
*Management responsibility for all P&L lines through four team members.

Key Stakeholders
*Senior Leadership Team
*Operations Manager and Directors
*Group Finance
*Key functional leaders across Sales and Marketing, IT, Operations etc

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