FP&A Analyst

  • Location:Bracknell
  • Job Industry:Accountancy
  • Reference:AW666_1720625428
  • Job Type:Temporary
  • Skills:budgeting |forecasting |analysis |FP&A |Financial Planning and Analysis
  • Salary:Up to £400 per day

Marc Daniels are urgently recruiting for an FP&A Analyst for a household name automotive company based in Bracknell for a 9-month interim contract.

This role will be right for you if you are a qualified accountant with strong budgeting and forecasting experience.

This role features hybrid-working and flexible hours and 35-hour work week.

Responsibilities:

  • Collaborate to ensure accuracy of period-end financial closings for Head Office by providing business expertise and commercial knowledge, before supporting Department manager in review and analysis of final output.
  • Support Department Manager in providing valuable and timely performance analysis, insight and reporting to senior stakeholders. Work with Business Planning (BP) teams to understand division results, both for Head Office and on consolidated European basis (e.g. costs, margins, profit by customer) and recommend improvement opportunities. This includes Balance Sheet.
  • Work with wider Finance team to ensure data quality supports accurate analysis.
  • Ensure key business performance risks, issues and opportunities are highlighted, interpreting financial results to enable the business to make key decisions and achieve targets.
  • Work with Business Operations, so that root causes of issues are fully understood, and recommendations proposed to improve performance and control.
  • Work with teams on F/X impact analysis, as directed.
  • Contribute to a limited number of SOx controls that relate to analysis and reporting.
  • Working to coordinate the budgeting process for the European region, ensuring alignment with division objectives and providing guidance to budget preparers.
  • Contribute to budgets for Head Office and work with Department Managers to ensure branch is prepared accurately and consistently.
  • Monitor and communicate budget performance against preset targets.
  • Review budgets for quality (phasing, granularity etc.). Challenge assumptions where appropriate.
  • Work with Department manager on scenario modelling and sensitivity analysis to test the robustness of budgeted results and search for opportunities to increase profit.
  • Support Department Manager in the development of accurate Balance Sheet budgeting, including loan forecast.
  • Work with rest of central FP&A team to prepare final budget pack, summarising overall performance of the European region.
  • Work with Department Manager and BP teams to create financial projections as required. This links to consideration of implementing rolling forecasts.
  • Working with Department Manager, local teams and the wider FP&A team, develop plans for profit improvement and follow-up with entities.
  • Provide insight regarding budget, including monitoring KPIs between branches.
  • Work with the rest of the Finance team to drive process improvements in working capital management.
  • Input financial expertise to relevant business projects..
  • Provide financial representation at meetings, where required.
  • Support Group Finance re. audit requirements (internal and external).
  • Motivate, develop and manage the 1 direct report.
  • Assist Department manager in developing efficiencies in current processes and reporting structures, advancing current models. This will include pursuing automation and, where appropriate, ‘self-serve’.
  • Stay up to date with industry trends, best practices and regulatory changes related to FP&A and proactively propose improvements and enhancements to FP&A processes.

Requirements:

  • Qualified accountant – CIMA/ACCA/ACA
  • Detail oriented.
  • Comfortable working with a variety of people of varying financial experience across Europe and able to bridge the finance/non finance gap.
  • Well organised but with a flexible approach.
  • European experience is a plus.
  • Proven record of process improvement, particularly in FP&A context.
  • Challenging mindset and responsive to customer requirements.

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