Group FP&A Manager

Job Ref: DL0362

Global Accounting Network
Global Accounting Network
Global Accounting Network
SECTOR: Retail, FMCG & Hospitality
SALARY: £75000
LOCATION: Central London
JOB TYPE: Permanent full time

Main responsibilities:

  • Financial Planning & Forecasting
  • Financial & Business Analysis
  • Decision Support & Business Analysis
  • Financial Systems Support
  • Financial Proccess Support

Our client, a VC backed e-commerce business is looking for a Group FP&A Manager. The finance team is small, only 5 people but growing rapidly as a business. This is the CFO right hand support for all commercial support. 

The business is international and very similar to a hotel booking platform in terms of what they do. We are looking for a strong ACA/CIMA/ACCA qualified individual with a strong analytical/FP&A background and academics.

Financial Planning & Forecasting

  • Provide proactive support to the Board in the evolution and delivery of business strategy
  • Responsible for the 5 year forecast model for the group, its maintenance and its output
  • Design and deliver the annual business planning cycle and more regular forecasting
  • Provide guidance and support to budget managers during preparation of the annual budget
  • Provide planning input to potential M&A as required by the CFO and CEO

Financial & Business Analysis

  • Support CFO in preparation of raising debt and equity financing
  • Build investment proposals relating to new acquisitions
  • Development/automation of data provision through system or process changes
  • Coordinate the production of excel financial models used across the business
  • Develop performance measures that support the company's strategic direction
  • Preparation of the monthly management pack distributed to the CEO and Board, including analytical review of the P&L, balance sheet and cashflow statement, assessment of key ratios and KPIs.
  • Provide timely and accurate analysis of financial trends and forecasts
  • Identify and report directly to executives issues identified from MI which need action
  • Preparation of monthly reports for each department analysing monthly spend and key Department KPIs and trends, identifying areas to improve efficiencies
  • Working with the Marketing and Growth and Supply teams to create profitability analyses by channel and region to drive improvements in revenue and gross profit (customer acquisition

Decision Support & Business Analysis

  • Prepare PowerPoint presentations for the Board, shareholders, banks and external parties
  • Recommend and communicate performance improvement plans in an engaging and positive manner
  • Prepare ad hoc analysis and support or manage ad hoc projects as directed by the CFO or CEO
  • Review indicators of business activity published by the government and trade associations
  • Drive best practice FP&A in the sector, usingreporting, competitor analysis & relevant KPIs
  • Prepare product, customer and regional profitability information and use this to enhance performance
  • Provide recommendations to strategically enhance financial performance and business opportunities
  • Presentations to the board of directors as required
  • Assist in the analysis of third parties to which functions have been outsourced

Financial Systems Support

  • The go to person for Netsuite financial support
  • Build out reports for each team to enable tracking of their KPIs by month following NetSuite go-live
  • Assist with updates/modification to Netsuiite to ensure system in line with business requirements
  • Training the wider business on excel if required

Financial Proccess Support

  • Manage the improvement and affectiveness of accounting and treasury processes through finance transformation projects
  • Ensure timely month-end close process with Accounts team, performing group consolidation and revenue calculations for reporting and analysis
  • Reduce month-end close process (from month-end delivery of management pack) by 3 days from average of 12 to 9 working days, by month following NetSuite go-live

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