Finance Manager - Group FP&A - London

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Finance Manager - Group FP&A - London
Finance Manager - Group FP&A - London

The location of the role is Paddington, London (hybrid working).

The duration of the contract is 4 months initially.

The pay rate on offer is £475 - £520 per day.

The client is a multinational high-street retailer.


Group FP&A is a high-profile team working closely with the CFO, Director of Group Finance and Heads of Finance around the business, as well as having close interactions with Group Reporting, Investor Relations, Treasury and Tax.

The Group FP&A Finance Manager is a pivotal role in the team, supporting in the delivery of key planning cycles and having direct ownership of the weekly cash flow forecast, quarterly forecasting and annual Budget processes, as well as delivering insight, analysis and key messaging to the CFO, Executive Committee ("ExCo") and the Board. Continuous improvement in the space of working capital and cashflow is a key focus of this role.

This is an opportunity for an ambitious individual, who enjoys a fast-paced environment, and wants a broad role which will give them exposure to senior leaders across all areas of the business.

Key accountabilities of the role

  • Ownership of key planning cycles, specifically forecasts and annual Budget process, including:-
  • Monthly review and analysis of Group performance on trade and cashflow.
  • Weekly tracking and re-forecasting of Group cash flow, interacting with multiple areas of the business to interrogate the numbers, upskill the teams and drive better cash flow management
  • Ability to convey financial information to non-finance stakeholders, in a concise manner, with impact.
  • Building strong relationships with the Clothing & Home, Food, International and Ireland FP&A teams
  • Support in drafting commentary on monthly actuals, for the CFO report.
  • Ownership of half yearly going concern and viability scenario modelling.
  • Key support to Senior Finance Manager and Head of Finance for Group FP&A
  • Support in consolidation of the 3YP and preparation of key outputs, including updates to the CFO and Board packs
  • Ad hoc strategic project work

Key skills and experience

  • Qualified accountant, with prior experience of working with complex financial models
  • Understanding of and experience modelling working capital cashflow impacts
  • Excellent attention to detail and inquisitive nature to get under the skin of the issue
  • Confidence to challenge the business and ability to pull together the simple story from seemingly complex information
  • Collaborative approach, with natural style that builds a strong network and helps to upskill finance colleagues across C&H, Food and International.
  • Strong team player but also happy to work independently on own initiative
  • Willingness to challenge the status quo, and a drive for continuous improvement: implementing or overseeing changes to processes which improve the team's efficiency and outputs
  • Ability to work at pace and respond quickly to changing demands and priorities
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