Business Services

Financial Planning & Analysis (FP&A) Manager

Title: Financial Planning & Analysis (FP&A) Manager

Reporting to: Financial Controller

Role: The Financial Planning & Analysis (FP&A) Manager role is to support the planning, forecasting and reporting activities of Arthur Cox. Working closely with the business, the FP&A Manager ensures that key decision makers have the information and analysis available to make the best choices. Excellent communication skills are key.

Key Responsibilities:

Planning, Budgeting, Forecasting & Reporting

  • Preparation, review and presentation of revenue budgets and forecasts for department, working closely with the Department Heads and senior management.
  • Lead and facilitate the bi-annual and annual financial planning process.
  • Assist in the preparation of presentation materials and strategic plans.
  • Prepare concise and insightful management reporting to help partners understand performance and detailed variance analysis.
  • Be a key point of contact with partners to discuss queries and find solutions to problems.
  • Management of WIP and debtors for department.

Analysis & Support

  • Support the Financial Controller, Finance Director and Partners with insightful business analysis.
  • Build financial models to share with the partners.
  • Understand the revenue drivers of the business and ways of adding value.
  • Key business partner to the partners.
  • Analysis of current and past trends in key performance indicators including all areas of revenue, cost of sales, expenses.
  • Monitor performance indicators, highlighting trends and analysing causes of unexpected variance.

Control and Risk Management

  • Become the key area of control in data management for your area. Make sure the communication channels are clear and concise.
  • Be the key liaison between FP&A and the Financial Accounting teams.

Projects and Continuous Improvement

  • Identify and improve tools and systems to provide enhanced financial and operational information.
  • Embrace and drive system enhancements and take the lead in implementing change.
  • Support and engage in ad hoc projects as required.

Key Requirements:

  • Ideal candidate will be a qualified ACCA or ACA Accountant with a minimum of 7 years PQE with proven experience in a fast paced working environment.
  • Will be a confident self-starter with ability to work on own initiative.
  • Previous financial and management accounting experience is required.
  • Ability to work under pressure and within short time constraints.
  • Exceptional attention to detail and accuracy.
  • Team player with strong communication skills.
  • Advanced Excel proficiency is a pre-requisite.
  • Service orientated mind-set.
  • Strong emphasis on system based solutions.

Arthur Cox is an equal opportunities employer