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Group Financial Planning Manager

Brooklands, Sale, United Kingdom
Competitive Salary
Closing date
Feb 13, 2024

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Job Role
Financial Planning & Analysis
Contract Type
Full Time
In 2006, we embarked on a journey as one brand with just three team members. Today, we've evolved into a global family of 13 incredible brands, with offices spanning the globe and a team of 6,000+. Our growth is unstoppable, our ambitions are colossal, and our strategy is crystal clear. As we continue to redefine the fashion industry, we're seeking a Financial Planning Manager to play a pivotal role in shaping the next chapter of our success.

Your Team

Imagine a vibrant and dynamic team culture, where collaboration thrives and results are celebrated. The Finance team is a vital force in driving the success of our diverse portfolio of brands. Over the past 12 months, we've achieved remarkable milestones, setting the stage for even greater achievements.

Your Role

As a Financial Planning Manager, you'll be at the helm of budget management, forecasting, and financial planning for the entire business.

Your Tasks and Responsibilities

Team Leadership:
  • Manage and mentor a team of financial analysts, fostering a collaborative and results-driven culture aligned with organizational objectives.

Financial Planning and Analysis:
  • Lead the development and implementation of comprehensive financial plans.
  • Conduct thorough financial analysis, forecasting, and modelling to support strategic decision-making.
  • Provide insights and recommendations to senior management based on financial analysis.

Budgeting and Forecasting:
  • Coordinate the budgeting process, working closely with brand teams and department heads.
  • Manage quarterly Group forecast processes and operational forecasting.

Cash Flow Forecasting and Banking Compliance:
  • Oversee direct and indirect cash flow forecasting, ensuring compliance with banking covenants.
  • Collaborate with Treasury and Finance teams to optimize cash management strategies.

Long-Term Financial Planning:
  • Coordinate the long-term financial planning process, producing three-statement P&L, balance sheet, and cash flow models.
  • Conduct scenario analysis and stress testing for long-term trends and external factors.

Strategic Financial Management:
  • Collaborate with senior executives to align financial planning with organizational strategies.
  • Evaluate investment opportunities and contribute to the development of long-term financial plans.

Risk Management:
  • Identify financial risks and implement strategies to mitigate them.
  • Produce currency forecasts for foreign exchange hedging.

Your Skills, Knowledge, and Experience
  • Bachelor's degree in Finance, Accounting, or a related field.
  • Proficiency in financial modeling and analysis tools.
  • Strong knowledge of financial principles, budgeting, and forecasting.
  • Proven managerial experience.
  • Excellent analytical and problem-solving skills.
  • Exceptional leadership and interpersonal abilities.
  • Effective communication skills with diverse stakeholders.
  • Familiarity with relevant regulatory requirements and accounting standards.

Please take note of our Pactt Behaviours to enable us to build our culture the way we like to:
  • Passion: Positivity, commitment, and a can-do mindset.
  • Agile: Embrace change, act fast, and stay flexible.
  • Commercial: Trust instincts, make bold choices, and use data to drive actions.
  • Creative: Think outside the box, bring new ideas, and embrace initiative.
  • Team: One team, one family - appreciate and support each other.

Our interview process

If you do think you have what it takes - Please apply and if successful you will be asked to:
  • Meet with our Group Head of FP&A to go through your experience and what you could bring to the business over a 1 hour teams call.
  • If we are right for you and you are right for us then you will be invited into the office to sit down with our Group head of FP&A to delve into your experience further and how you would approach some of the situations you would likely face day to day in the role. At this stage we would also ask for you to work through an exercise on the day with similar tasks you will find yourself working on if successful. You will then spend some time with our chief financial officer or Group Financial Director.
  • If we like what we see, we will bring you onboard

Why join us

We've set our sights on dominating the global e-commerce fashion market, and because we're 13 brands (and counting), there are plenty of opportunities to grow your career. Our mission is to create a workplace where everyone is respected, their individual differences are valued, and they can be themselves at work without exception.
  • You'll get the opportunity to take part in our various share schemes
  • Core hours enable you to flex your working times around your needs on an ad hoc basis
  • Benefits that support your health and wellbeing
  • There's up to 40% discount off our all of our brands
  • Our social calendar? Next level
  • With HQs in Manchester and London and offices across the globe (some are dog friendly!), we offer a buzzing atmosphere and the boohoo family culture wherever you work

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