Role details

Financial Planning & Analysis Manager

West London   •   £60,000 - £65,000   •  Permanent

Bullet points

  • Drive and develop the financial planning and analysis processes.
  • My client are a luxury retailer with a strong brand presence on the high street.

About Our Client

My client are an exciting, fast-paced retailer who are recognised as one of the largest brands in their field. Having gone through a successful IPO they are have brand presence that is recognised world-wide. The opportunities are endless for ambitious people within this company.

Job Description

The Financial Planning & Analysis Manager will be responsible for the following:

  • Drive and develop the financial planning and analysis process to provide the Company with appropriate analytical tools, to establish goals and measure business performance.
  • Communicate business, financial and operational performance trends (historical and forecasted) using appropriate metrics: what product is selling, liaising with Merchandising on sell through analysis, salary levels, marketing spend and operational costs.
  • Monitor trends and communicate the resulting implications, key actions and strategic implications; making suggestions and business insight to increase profit.
  • Develop and execute processes to allow for routine analytical reviews of Company financial and operational performance. Using these processes to leverage business unit analytical resources and tools such as return of investment on marketing spend and budget planning, salaries and anything relating to OPEX costs.
  • Prepare presentations for monthly/quarterly reports and highlighting differences/deviations in figures.
  • Support the strategic business budget/forecasting planning processes throughout the year.
  • Participate in planning and preparing investment profiles and monitor the ongoing financial impact of the Company's acquisition activities.
  • Constantly looking for improving and streamlining processes.



Key Tasks:

Forecasting

  • All P&L and BS activities on a monthly/ quarterly basis
  • Inputting and validating within deadlines set by HQ
  • Gathering information from all departments and confirming
  • Variance analysis and commenting Annual Budget All P&L and BS activities
  • Inputting and validating within deadlines set by HQ
  • Gathering information from all departments and confirming
  • Variance analysis and commenting Month End
  • Provide accrual information to the Finance Controller
  • Assist with the Variance analysis actuals/ forecast and budget
  • Provide a report on a monthly basis to the Heads of Departments
  • Oversee and validate OPEX accruals
  • Oversee and validate the Variance analysis actuals/ forecast and Budget
  • Provide a report on a monthly basis to the Heads of Departments -
  • Monthly catch ups with managers to ensure OPEX spend is within budget
  • Analyse gross margin percentage: drop performance and revenue performance



Managing Team

  • Organise the work schedule and tasks
  • Develop and train



Business Plan and review

  • Assist the Finance Director with all aspects of the Business Plan and review: obtaining costs and input from all relevant departments to plan and build budgets, relating the strategy into figures



Projects

  • Business partner new and existing projects e.g. acquisition of stores, group return on investment of marketing spend, pricing



The Financial Planning & Analysis Manager will be based in London.

The Successful Applicant

The successful candidate will have the following:

CIMA/ ACCA/ ACA qualified - no preference

Advanced MS Excel

Strong professional communication and writing skills

Systems experience: Hyperion (desired) Oracle or SAP

Confident working across all retail departments

Commercially and business minded

Demonstrable experience of working as a business partner

Ability to communicate financial reports with non-finance employees

Able to gain trust and work in a fast paced environment

Able to work to strict and short deadlines: working long hours every quarter for forecasts and budgets

What's on Offer

Competitive Salary and Benefits

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