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Senior Financial Planning Analyst

Job Title: Senior Financial Planning Analyst
Contract Type: permanent
Salary: £55000 - £57000 per annum + + 9% bonus + other benefits
REF: MTF15015_4_1569343352
Contact Name: Matt Funge
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Job Published: about 2 years ago

Job Description

Senior Financial Planning Analyst
Chiswick, London
£57,000 + 9% bonus + other benefits

The role
Our client - an instantly recognisable international brand - is looking for an ambitious, analytical Senior Financial Planning Analyst to join their rapidly growing team. You will work closely with the FC and Finance Business Partners, ensuring Senior Management understand the drivers of the territory's performance, both historic and anticipated future.

Key responsibilities
* Review and interpret historical results to improve understanding of the territory's performance and challenge financial information provided by others
* Territory FP&A reporting that provides insight and adds value
* Manage forward looking planning processes and submissions to Group FP&A (weekly outlook, quarterly forecast, budget, 3-year plan)
* Take ownership of assigned areas, reviewing all key numbers and analysis prepared by other information owners to ensure full understanding
* Identify business trends and areas of concern and conduct further analysis, working with business partners and management accountants as required, to understand the factors behind the changes/trends occurring and provide clear actionable insight
* Review and submit the month flash file ensuring insightful commentary is provided
* Continuously look for ways to simplify and streamline all reporting to ensure consistency of information and free up time for more value added analysis and insight
* Review and interpret the weekly outlook file for the FP&A Manager
* Demonstrate detailed knowledge and understanding of business plans (long range plan, budgets and forecasts) and deliver routing reporting to establish performance, opportunities and risks against them (financial drivers and market share)
* Provide comprehensive financial accounting, management accounting and reporting for commercial areas of the business
* Carry out analysis of unit cost and productivity measures, linking operational and financial performance
* Identify opportunities for process improvements via automation and standardisation and support or manage the implementation of any changes
* Provide ad-hoc information, support and liaison where required
* Embrace the use of Hyperion reporting and forecasting tools to create improved reporting and forecasting processes for the commercial finance team

The ideal candidate
* ACA or CIMA Qualified
* Demonstrable reporting and planning experience in a medium to large corporate entity
* Ability to work accurately and to manage tight timelines in a fluid environment
* Logical and methodical approach to the analysis of information to draw accurate conclusions
* Strong communication skills and the ability to influence senior business partner
* Experience of working in a multi-site environment (desirable)
* Experience in the retail, leisure or hospitality industries (desirable)

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