Financial Planning and Analysis Analyst Food - 6 Month FTC (London or Milton Keynes)

London, Greater London, United Kingdom, United Kingdom
Competitive salary
26 Sep 2021
29 Sep 2021
Approved employers
Approved employer
Experience level
Part qualified

Holborn or Milton Keynes and Home.

Reporting to
FP&A Food P&L Finance Manager

In a nutshell
A key member of the Retail Financial Planning team with primary responsibility for supporting the business with high quality Food P&L performance analysis, Latest Views, Budgets, forecasts and five year Corporate Plan, as well as providing ad hoc analysis for the Head of Retail Financial Planning, Commercial & Retail Finance Director, and CFO. A good opportunity to get involved with the implementation of the upcoming transformation projects across the FP&A team, namely the Chart of Accounts, Reporting and PBF tool roll outs.

What you need to do
  • Support the preparation of the corporate budget, forecasts and the corporate plan covering the P&L and other KPIs for the Food business, which will involve:
  • Working closely with Finance teams, developing an understanding of trends in performance, and key issues, activities, and timetables
  • Consolidating submissions into the corporate Food picture, providing constructive challenge to relavent Finance teams
  • Assisting in the production of executive summaries and board papers which distil the data and focus on the key issues
    • Support the production of timely, accurate, and insightful periodic Food management accounts
    • Coordinate and consolidate the Food Latest View process by working closely with divisions on their latest expectations and monitoring the risks and opportunities
    • Produce accurate and timely management reporting information for the Customer & Trading Forum and additional forums including insightful commentary to support the key summary documents such as KPIs and Channel P&L's
    • Work closely with Finance teams to establish consistentcy and develop best practice
    • Support the Group Finance and Investor relations teams on the corporate interim and preliminary financial reporting process
    • Assist in the production of a high quality internal and external financial / business review in addition to producing the supporting Q&A document for the Retail Finance Director & CFO answering queries raised to support external reporting
    • Support activity involved in producing external LFL reporting for the Food business
    • Perform sensitivity analysis and financial evaluation of different financial performance scenarios
    • Perform a high standard of ad hoc analysis supporting the Head of Retail Financial Planning, Commercial & Retail Finance Director and CFO
    • Deputise for the Food P&L Finance Manager as appropriate

    What you need to know and show
    • Professional Accounting Qualification or Part Qualified (ACA, ACCA or CIMA)
    • Effective communicator with stakeholders, ability to work collaboratively with stakeholders & build trusted relationships
    • Team player, able to work effectively within frameworks without direct supervision
    • Strong commercial acumen
    • Understanding of the importance of strong financial controls
    • Strong planning and prioritisation skills
    • Strong presentation and communication skills (both verbal & written)
    • Resilience (flexible and able to cope with time pressure, risk & ambiguity)
    • Experience in a business-facing Finance role, preferably Retail

    What we offer

    If being part of a hugely influential team wasn't enough, you'll also receive a host of great benefits. As well as a competitive salary and a huge range of learning and development opportunities, you'll also enjoy a bonus scheme, holiday allowance, pension, a save as you earn scheme and staff discounts at Sainsbury's, Argos and Habitat.

    Work-life balance is important to us, so we offer our colleagues as much flexibility as possible in line with the needs of their role. We trust them to decide how, where and when they work, combining remote and collaborative working with a flexible approach to hours, giving them plenty of time and space for life outside of work whilst delivering against our business goals.


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