Commercial FP&A Analyst

Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
£25000 - £30000 per annum
12 Oct 2018
12 Nov 2018
Joe West
Contract type
Part time

Exciting and highly Commercial FP&A Analyst position for this leading Technology, New Media and internet company based in the St. Ives, North Cambridge area. A great mentor is looking for a part qualified or early stage studier for succession planning into an FP&A Manager within the next 18 months

Client Details

My client are leaders in their chosen are of technology, new media and internet with state of the art offices and a highly commercial finance function looking to add value to the business and be heavily involved in strategy formation. This is a established start-up and not a household name as of yet but PE backed they have received Strong investment to reach their high growth targets for the coming years


The Commercial FP&A Analyst will be responsible for providing financial planning and analysis support to Technology, Group and Business Strategy business functions.

The position will have a high level of Business Partnering, and the successful candidate will be accountable for providing high quality financial planning and analysis support to the leadership teams of the business functions mentioned above.

Although the primary role is as described above, the role is expected to work closely with the other members of the Financial Planning & Analysis team i.e. providing support, cover, sharing best practice, etc.

  • Reporting and analysis (including, but not limited to the following)
  • Creation of the monthly Technology reporting pack and individual department reporting packs, where appropriate
  • The reporting packs need to be of a high quality, accurate, consistent, well presented and understood by Finance and non-Finance individuals
  • Provide the commentary and explanation of monthly and annual trends and variances
  • Provide historical trending information
  • Reporting performance against key metrics e.g. revenue, costs, KPI's, metrics set in the business plan, etc.
  • Budgeting and Business Planning
  • Ensuring the budgeted revenue and costs are correctly captured in the Cognos TM1 budgeting models
  • Challenging the status quo of the budgeting process, bringing improvements where noted
  • Simulation of financial models during the business planning cycle
  • Review and analysis of the rolling costs forecast by function
  • Helping to create return on investment modelling to support investment cases
  • Administration for the IBM Cognos TM1 system


Knowledge, experience and skill set required for this Commercial FP&A Analyst

  • Able to manage expectations of senior management
  • Ability to understand the business and to be able to provide strategic input
  • Very good inter-personnel skills and good communicator, with the ability to influence and provide guidance to non-financial individuals
  • Organised and structured in approach to activities, paying attention to detail
  • Enthusiasm and assertiveness for working through problematic situations
  • Willing to use initiative to resolve problems and identify improvements
  • Strong analytical mind
  • Early stage or part qualified with a recognised accounting body, preferably CIMA or ACCA
  • Competent IT user with strong Excel skills, as there will be significant work with Excel pivot tables, creation of reports and charts, and using Excel
  • A team player, comfortable in taking direction and guidance, and sharing work with other team members
  • Flexible. Comfortable with a changing business environment and driving change through improving processes where necessary
  • Ability to learn, use and retain new skills
  • Ability to get things done with and without close supervision

Job Offer

  • Excellent market leading package
  • advanced and fast tracked career progression
  • state of the art offices
  • great team culture
  • opportunity to add value in a commercial focused role

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