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Financial Planning & Analysis Manager

Job Title: Financial Planning & Analysis Manager
Contract Type: permanent
Location: Hemel Hempstead, Hertfordshire
Industry:
Salary: £50000 - £60000 per annum
REF: GB4431_1513272867
Contact Name: Guy Barwell
Contact Email: Guy.barwell@vitaefr.com
Job Published: 5 months ago

Job Description

FP&A Manager
Hemel Hempstead, Hertfordshire
Up to £60,000

An outstanding opportunity to join an entrepreneurial and award winning, multi-site, retail business based in Hertfordshire as FP&A Manager. The business has enjoyed rapid growth over the last decade and is now rated as one of Top 10 Best Companies to Work For in the UK.

This is a high profile role working closely with the Head of Finance and will provide strategic business partnership, financial insight, timely reporting and accurate management information that will drive enhanced decision making throughout the organisation. You will be a very strong and visible member of the finance team with broad responsibilities for planning, forecasting, commercial analysis and financial performance appraisal.

This key position combines a thorough knowledge of accounting and finance issues with sound commercial acumen. You will exert influence and support decision making through the analysis of complex accountancy/finance issues. You will work within a demanding environment and must have the ability to satisfy the requirements of multiple internal and external stakeholders.

Key Responsibilities:
Profit improvement
-Identification of best practice through data analysis, investigation and recommending actions
-Monitor operational efficiency with particular emphasis on use of labour, margins, yield and stock levels, and making recommendations to General and Area Managers, where appropriate
-Preparation of investment feasibilities and post investment analysis
Operational support
-Provide commercial support to General and Area Managers and Board
-Assess merits of budgetary spending proposals and post spend evaluation
Planning and Financial control
-Control the budget timetable and process and agree appropriate targets liaising with outsourced finance department as necessary
-Update forecast models regularly
-Maintain business plan model and adapt when required
Reporting
-Review period management accounts, identifying trends and seeking explanations of key variances and making recommendations thereon
-Liaise with outsourced finance department regarding business reporting requirements to ensure that operations are receiving reports that allow them to maximise business performance
-Deliver presentation on period performance to monthly P&L Meetings

The successful candidate must be a qualified accountant (ACA / ACCA / CIMA) with 3 + year's post qualified experience gained within a dynamic retail or multi-site environment. You will have both excellent management accounting and strong commercial experience as well as Advanced Excel and PowerPoint skills and will be confident presenting both to the Area Managers and Board.

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