Financial Planning and Analysis (FP&A) Analyst - KLE

Financial Planning and Analysis (FP&A) Analyst

Bristol, England, United Kingdom

The FP&A Manager will be responsible for coordinating consolidated budgeting and forecasting processes, analysing and reporting on monthly financial performance and producing insightful financial information to support the business to deliver its objectives.

The Company is looking to improve its budgeting and forecasting processes, introducing more robust monthly reporting and analysis and streamlining its financial reporting processes. The successful candidate will be required to have strong financial analysis and accounting skills coupled with broader commercial acumen to give the CFO, Investors and the wider business better insight into the financial performance and key drivers of the business.

Reporting to the CFO, the role will provide the successful candidate with insight into the recruitment services sector as well as the opportunity to work in a private equity backed business with a track record of significant growth. The business is very fast paced, and the role will give the successful candidate exposure to all levels of the business. The role will challenge the breadth of the candidate’s competencies ranging from system and technical skills to softer

Requirements

Budgeting and Forecasting

  • To design and coordinate the annual budget and periodic forecasting processes, consolidating the business divisions, geographies and corporate functions.
  • To analyse and interrogate the monthly results, challenging the Managing Directors on their numbers and ensuring that overall targets set by the Board are met.
  • To prepare business unit and overall Company budget packs, ensuring the business units have full visibility over their numbers and accompanying commentary.
  • To analyse monthly financial performance producing a bridge and appropriate narrative to explain any variances
  • To consolidate and verify business unit commentary from the Managing Directors, ensuring the narrative reconciles to the numbers.
  • To undertake monthly analysis on operating costs, including a reconciliation of headcount to staff costs and detailed analysis of variable spend.
  • To ensure that the integrity and accuracy of key financial KPI’s is maintained within the financial systems and reconciles to the claims management operating systems.

Financial Analysis

  • To analyse monthly financial performance producing a bridge and appropriate narrative to explain any variances
  • To consolidate and verify business unit commentary from the Managing Directors, ensuring the narrative reconciles to the numbers.
  • To undertake monthly analysis on operating costs, including a reconciliation of headcount to staff costs and detailed analysis of variable spend.
  • To ensure that the integrity and accuracy of key financial KPI’s is maintained within the financial systems and reconciles to the claims management operating systems.

Financial Reporting

  • To be responsible for preparing periodic management information for the Board, Divisional MD’s and Investors, including insightful commentary.

General

  • To assist the CFO and Director of Group Finance with ad hoc projects as necessary.

Skills and Experience Required

  • Educated to degree level, a qualified accountant with a strong commercial and analytical mindset
  • A solid understanding of people services businesses and the key drivers of financial performance
  • Strong people and influencing skills with the ability to build positive relationships across all levels
  • Structured thinker with the ability to make complex things simple
  • Strong detail orientation, continually striving for complete accuracy
  • Continuous improvement mindset and a willingness to challenge the status quo
  • Strong leadership and management skills, supporting the wider team to achieve their potential
  • Experience of working in a highly pressured dynamic environment
  • Strong communicator with the ability to communicate with Executives and non-financial individuals alike
  • Ability to identify issues and use initiative to solve complex problems
  • Strong organisational skills with the ability to meet strict deadlines
  • Team player with willingness to help others beyond their formal role
  • Exercise the upmost discretion when dealing with confidential information

Broader Skills and Experience

  • Experience of working in a highly pressured dynamic environment
  • Strong communicator with the ability to communicate with Executives and non-financial individuals alike
  • Ability to identify issues and use initiative to solve complex problems
  • Strong organisational skills with the ability to meet strict deadlines
  • Team player with willingness to help others beyond their formal role
  • Exercise the upmost discretion when dealing with confidential information

Benefits

  • 30 days Annual leave
  • 1 week work from any office (including our international locations)
  • 10 Offices Locations (Sydney, London, Bristol, Manchester, Amsterdam, Barcelona, Dallas, Tampa, Austin and New York)
  • Training & Development
  • Hybrid/Remote schedule
  • Wellness Resources
  • Award winning consultancy: Sunday Times Top 100 Best Companies to Work For, Virgin Fast Track, International Fast track/ Top 2 most Socially Engaged Business, Financial Times Europe’s Fastest Growing Companies, Recruiter Awards for Excellence +++
  • Competitive salaries, Car Allowances, Bonuses
  • Collaborative working environment that is sociable, celebratory and supportive
  • Top rewards / discounts including employee discounts, season tickets plus much more