Financial Planning Analyst

Michael Page
£40000 - £45000 per annum
18 Nov 2020
25 Nov 2020
JN -092020-1231812
May Travis
Contract type
Full time
Experience level
Newly qualified

Our client are looking for a newly OR recently qualified accountant with significant financial analysis experience within the relevant sector. The ideal candidate will be looking for a step-up, long-term progression and will have a value-add approach to their work. They will be highly analytical with excellent commercial acumen, communication skills and the ability to partner with senior stakeholders to support and influence decision-making.

Client Details

Michael Page are delighted to be partnering with a well known, global FMCG brand based in the Bristol area. As a brand they are recognised for providing state-of-the-art training and development opportunities as well as excellent progression within a continuously growing team.


Key Responsibilities:

    • Responsible for producing ongoing financial forecasts (P&L and Working Capital) for the current financial and outer years to meet the Group requirements and deadlines.
    • Business Partner smaller markets within the business unit.
    • UK cost base business partner responsible for providing regular ongoing support to budget holders and insight and analysis to the business.
    • Completion of monthly management reporting packs that support the strategic decision making for the business unit leadership team, the Europe division and the executives.
    • Additional ad-hoc projects.


Key Skills, Experience and Qualifications:

  • Qualified accountant with an appropriate professional body
  • Expert in Microsoft Excel, SAP experience desirable
  • Previous experience of working in an FMCG company
  • Ability to analyse financial information and explain it clearly
  • Good communication and presentation skills with ability to convey financial information to non-finance managers
  • Ability to focus on completing a task with accuracy often to tight deadlines
  • Proactive outlook, suggesting and driving through improvement
  • Ability to stand back and understand the 'big picture' as well as the detail
  • Team player, but with the ability to act on own initiative when appropriate
  • Prepared to work outside of normal core hours to meet crucial reporting deadlines
  • Person wanting to make an impression on the department, and flexible enough to welcome other opportunities within the team / market

Job Offer

Competitive basic + package. bonus and additional company benefits.

Working from home/flexible working

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