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FP&A Manager

Wells & Co
Bedford, Bedfordshire, United Kingdom
Competitive Salary
Closing date
Apr 25, 2024

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Job Role
Financial Planning & Analysis
Contract Type
Full Time
Are you a seasoned finance professional with a passion for strategic planning and analysis? Join our dynamic finance team as FP&A Manager and play a key role in driving financial performance and decision making.

Reporting to the Finance Director, you will be responsible for influencing informed decision making, optimizing financial performance and supporting the achievement of strategic objectives.

You will have the experience and confidence to critically appraise information and ask challenging questions whilst looking at the bigger picture. This role offers an exciting opportunity to make a significant impact and drive growth within Wells & Co.

Key Accountabilities:
  • Lead the budget and forecasting process for the group.
  • Collaborate with cross-functional teams to drive process improvements and efficiency gains.
  • Work together with each operating division and Finance BP to build out the group long term plan.
  • Ownership of our internal reporting ensuring that the right tools are used for communication, whether that is through Power BI, Excel or other avenues.
  • Integrating and developing the tools and models used to forecast and budget, including new forecasting technology/software in the business.
  • Establish relevant, accurate and timely dashboard reporting on KPIs across the group.
  • Evolve our reporting to established BI tool (Power BI)
  • Work closely with IT team on data management to support robustness and efficiency in reporting and analysis.
  • Proactively looking for improvements and opportunities to add value and drive potential decision making.
  • Supporting key stakeholders with ad hoc projects and analysis within the scope of the job as required
  • Maximising the businesses use of technology to develop our finance function and to automate/enhance our procedures to drive productivity.
  • Allow greater focus on the value-added services a highly engaged finance function can offer to a customer focused retail business.

Required experience:
  • Degree educated and qualified in CIMA, ACCA or ACA
  • 5+ years experience in financial planning and analysis
  • Strong analytical skills and proficiency in financial modelling and data analysis
  • Advanced Microsoft user, especially Excel, Powerpoint, Power BI and FP&A forecasting tools
  • Previous experience in the retail / hospitality sector at a mid-senior level with understanding of process and systems that support a multi-site structure
  • Results focused - responsive and delivers work on time
  • A "can do" attitude, excited about being a part of a changing and evolving culture with a teamwork mentality
  • Able to demonstrate gravitas as a functional expert and be able to explain complex ideas to Finance and Non-Finance colleagues
  • Track record of driving process improvements and delivering results

In return we will offer you:
  • Hybrid working
  • Competitive salary - subject to exp
  • 25 days annual leave + b/h
  • Private medical health care
  • Group personal pension plan
  • Life assurance
  • 30% off dining
  • Retail discounts

If you enjoy working with financial data, driving strategic decision making, and making a tangible impact on the success of your organisation - we look forward to reviewing your application!

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