Head of Financial Planning & Analysis (FP&A)

Index Ventures
London, Greater London, United Kingdom
23 Feb 2021
25 Mar 2021
Job role
Experience level
Who we are

We are the disruptors of the beauty industry. Our aim is simple: provide beauty and health lovers the highest quality health and beauty products, made by the world's best laboratories. As the first luxury beauty buyers' club, our products are sold directly to our members without the prohibitive industry mark-ups.

Technology powers everything that we do, and contributes to making our business model unique. We are building a unique shopping experience across every digital channel to deliver a world class service for our growing numbers of customers.

We are changing the traditional game by setting new rules. We are looking for people that are not afraid to dare, and are passionate about change, as much as we are. At Beauty Pie, we are not about exclusivity or privilege; we are about empowerment, self-worth, and teaching members that they deserve 'a bigger piece of it', even if all starts with a lipstick.


The Role

It's not very often you get an opportunity like this: We'll be asking for your input, guidance, experience, teamwork, ideas, and camaraderie, and we'll navigate together the unknown, the mysterious and the upside!

This is an incredibly exciting opportunity to join our Commercial Finance team and lead FP&A for the business. As we grow our Finance team we're looking for people who are smart, collaborative and commercially savvy to make a significant impact on the future of our business. On a day to day basis, you will be responsible for budgeting and forecasting as well as managing revenue and cost reporting.

The role will include, but not limited to:

Improving and maintaining robust P&L , Balance Sheet and Cash Flow business plans to achieve business objectives

Preparing budgets on a yearly basis and re-forecasting on a quarterly basis (rolling reforecast). Providing analysis and assessment of performance against the agreed budget and re-forecasts.
  • Preparing presentations to deliver the budget
  • Creating, identifying and communicating risks and opportunities in the plan, working with and challenging teams on finding optimum levels for efficient use of resources.
  • Building out complex financial scenario modelling coupled with financial model assumptions for KPIs, and forecasts outputs
  • Reporting clear and concise management accounts on a monthly basis while providing fact-based insights into variances and trends
  • Working closely with the operating team to assess inventory value
  • Preparing regular and ad-hoc analysis and reporting (KPI monitoring and weekly MI)
  • Leveraging existing systems by integrating and automating reports into financial planning models
  • Maintaining, and improving existing finance processes to ensure data integrity, efficient analyses, and insightful analysis
  • Managing the expansion of the team and providing leadership to team members
Role Profile

We believe it's all about mindset, great skills and attitude and a fantastic work ethic being key. We're a high-performance, open and honest team, and we're democratising beauty, and changing the world. If you're one of us, excited about the opportunity, and you're really good at what you do (even if you don't tick all the boxes) apply anyway! *
  • Excellent working experience in a similar role
  • Accounting or Finance degree (CA or CPA qualification preferred)
  • High degree of modelling skills in developing integrated Balance Sheet, cash flow and P&L forecasting tools
  • Advanced systems skills, including Microsoft Office (Excel & PowerPoint), Gsuite (google sheets, slides)
  • Netsuite experience preferable, but not a prerequisite
  • Experience in an eCommerce business is highly valued
  • Ability to turn a strategic proposition into an executable plan, fully supported by a financial model suited to the business
  • Problem solver, highly analytical and commercial thinker
  • The stated experience and background is a guide and does not preclude applications from candidates with more or less experience, provided the requisite skills can be demonstrated

As always, there are a few perks:

Free Membership to Beauty Pie

Private Medical Insurance

Contributory Pension Scheme
  • Perkbox (our fantastic online benefits platform which offers discounts on everything from gym memberships, eating out, cinema tickets and holidays)
  • Team events and social evenings organised by our fantastic social committee (even from the comfort of your own home)
Work laptop
  • 25 days holiday and no probationary period
  • So, what are you waiting for? Apply now for a chance to be part of an inspirational and talented team!
  • Beauty Pie is an equal opportunity employer. The company will not unlawfully discriminate on grounds of gender, sexual orientation, marital or civil partner status, gender reassignment, race, religion or belief, colour, nationality, ethnic or national origin, disability or age, pregnancy or trade union membership

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