Finance Planning and Performance Analyst

Stockley Park, Uxbridge

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Overview & Job Purpose

This is a key position responsible for monthly reporting and managing and co-ordinating the GBI Forecasting and Planning process as well as supporting ad hoc projects 

Key Responsibilities

  • Ensure timely submission of monthly HFM submissions to SBFE (including actuals, pre-estimate and flash). Work closely with all finance functions to manage and maintain clear timetable for all submissions
  • Develop and maintain financial models to capture, analyse and enable Finance Leadership Team review of actual and forecast performance plus other ad hoc analysis (eg. Bonus calculation)
  • Perform high level analytical review of financial results to identify anomalies in trends and inconsistencies with previous forecasts, challenging business partners and flagging major issues to Finance Leadership Team.
  • Preparation of Monthly Reporting Packs and Town hall presentations (for both SBFE and Internal Stakeholders) including brand and channel analysis, KPI and Key priority tracking
  • Lead SBFE Planning Submission in HFM by developing a clear timetable and ensuring it aligns with commercial planning process.
  • Prepare Budget Pack and analysis for Plan presentations
  • Business Partnering with the Marketing and Commercial team on New Launched brands
  • - Full P&L reporting responsibility including sales, margin and all costs
  • - Management of latest sales forecast and budget delivery
  • Responsible for designing, leading and implementing various projects across the business to drive process improvement initiatives
  • Support Head of FP&A with ad-hoc analysis and projects (including acquisitions/partnerships and other commercial opportunities)

Experience and Skills

  • Financial acumen
  • Hyperion/ and or any other consolidation system experience essential. Experience of Group consolidation and processes useful.
  • Commercial acumen - understands how global businesses work; is commercially aware and ensures customer and/or consumers’ needs are met or exceeded. Makes sound commercial decisions based on analysis and good judgment
  • Excellent communication skills with the ability to forge strong working relationships with key stakeholders across different teams
  • Strong attention to detail, excellent organisational skills including time management and priority setting
  • The ability to work independently, with initiative, in a fast-moving environment
  • Strong leadership and influencing skills
  • Instinctively able to challenge status quo with healthy balance of assertiveness and tact
  • Adapts readily to shifting demands and conditions and converts change to opportunity. Maintains composure and effectiveness; encourages others during times of uncertainty