Commercial Finance Manager

Posted 6 February by Robert Walters

A retail business based in Milton Keynes are looking for an experienced FP&A Manager to provide insightful analysis on all aspects of business performance to a wide-ranging and influential audience.

A retail business based in Milton Keynes are looking for an experienced FP&A Manager to provide insightful analysis on all aspects of business performance to a wide-ranging and influential audience.

Responsibilities:

  • Co-ordinate and manage the planning, budgeting and forecasting processes including efficient consolidation of inputs and clear analysis of drivers of future performance

  • Provide high quality financial insight and advice to internal customers to support their commercial decision making
  • Provide external market insight and commercial analysis to identify and analyse potential strategic opportunities for the UK business
  • To own and deliver financial and non-financial presentations that provide a clear and consistent message for the business
  • To build relationships strong working relationships with the Retail Exec team and wider Finance and Operational teams to aid commentary and performance analysis as required
  • To manage and develop the Monthly MI pack production, continually driving for improvements in our messaging and providing clarity to the Retail Exec on our financial performance
  • To produce cashflow forecasts for UK Retail and develop the accuracy and insightfulness of these forecasts
  • To develop and add insight to the stock forecasting process in order to fully understand the quality and mix of our stock and be able to influence the management of it
  • To drive forward systems development within the UK Finance team that will radically improve the speed and efficiency of reporting and allow for greater analysis
  • Lead and develop a high performing, high potential team of 2 and support the development of the wider UK Finance team
  • Work closely with the team to represent the business with accurate and detailed performance analysis
  • Responding to ad hoc tasks as requested by the UK Financial Controller and wider senior finance team both internally and externally by gathering, analysing and interpreting data
  • Cross cover for other areas in the Financial Accounts and FP&A team as required

Candidate Profile:

  • Qualified (CIMA/ACCA/ACA) accountant with significant commercial experience

  • Excellent influencing skills with the ability to use different styles to achieve objectives, whether dealing with the senior management level or with more junior colleagues
  • Ability to achieve objectives in the face of resistance and ambiguity, whilst maintaining strong relationships
  • First rate analytical skills, both conceptual and technical
  • Strong Excel skills including utilising excel tools to improve and build models, pivot tables and report writing using macros
  • Ability to operate in a fast paced and changing environment and the ability to prioritise workload and manage the expectations of the stakeholders
  • Ability to assimilate large amounts of complex, ambiguous and sometimes conflicting information to draw meaningful conclusions and recommendations

Please apply or alternatively contact Harsa Abeelack on or email: .

Reference: 34408031

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