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Financial Planning & Analysis Manager - Manchester, Lancashire, United Kingdom, M21 0


The Business

Robert Walters are currently assisting an instantly recognisable brand in their search for a Financial Planning & Analysis Manager. The organisation that we're representing have recently been through an organisational re-design programme and require a highly skilled FP&A Manager to lead with the planning and reporting across several of their most high profile divisions. With an exceptionally strong senior management team in place, a healthy balance sheet and a number of projects at the early stages of design there really is no better time to join this organisation.

The Role

Once in role the successful candidate will be responsible for multiple duties across the FP&A division. The candidate will be expected to take ownership for delivering strategies, initiatives and key analysis to the senior management team and challenge the existing financial processes and organisational performance.

Key responsibilities include;

Delivery of all planning and reporting across multiple business unit areas

Analysis of organisational performance, market trends and delivery of commercial MI to the executive team

Assist with all elements of budgeting and forecasting across the business unit area

Business partner with key stakeholders to understand, identify and deliver key business drivers and performance indicators

Analyse, manipulate and model large quantities of complex financial information that can be easily presented to a range of stakeholders

Delivery of relevant market and organisational risk assessments to the senior management team

Ensure that internal stakeholders have clear and simplified financial information to enable them to make strategic decisions

Identify internal efficiencies and improve all internal controls and processes across the organisation

Lead of the delivery of a number of key efficiency projects across the organisation

The Person

Candidates wishing to apply for the Financial Planning & Analysis Manager role will be a CCAB qualified accountant and will have had extensive exposure of working in an FP&A function of a high performing & fast paced business. The candidate will be a strong communicator and will have the ability to partner and influence across a large, complex, multi layered organisation. Experience of co-ordinating budgeting and forecasting processes, analysing large quantities of information and delivering recommendations to key internal stakeholders are critical skills for this individual to possess.

The successful candidate will have a good working knowledge of business planning tools and Excel as they'll be expected to manipulate large quantities of financial information and deliver simplified MI to key stakeholders. Experience of mentoring a team and delivering improved efficiencies across an ever changing larger organisation are key skills to take into this role. The candidate will be highly resilient, ambitious to develop, have the ability to work under pressure and business partner with a range of colleagues across the entire of the organisation