Financial Planning and Analysis Manager

07 September 20212021-09-07
Doncaster, South Yorkshire

A large logistics company in Doncaster have a newly created vacancy for a Financial Planning and Analysis Manager. The initial primary objective will be to implement a new rolling forecast process and embedding this into the company

Forecasting will be built from key revenue and cost drivers, automated where possible, to provide a baseline which then be adjusted for known business changes and predictions. The forecast should be agile to meet the changing profile of the business and new customer activity.

  • Development and implementation of a rolling / real time forecast process within the company for P&L, Balance Sheet and Cashflow plus relevant non-financial statistics
  • Ownership and development of the TM1 and associated forecasting tools ensuring best practice and robustness of support within finance
  • Management and delivery of forecasts and budgets including a proactive management review process which promotes profit and continuous improvement
  • Management and delivery of the forecast and budget
  • Create the relevant narrative and storyboards for the forecasts, budgets and mid term plan
  • Useful and proactive variance reporting
  • Company level tracking of continuous improvement in the business with visibility of plan v actual
  • Ensure best practice and latest developments in forecasting and budgeting are promoted to senior finance management.
  • Reporting of key financial KPI’s across the team delivery

We are looking for candidates from the following background;

  • Qualified Accountant
  • Previous experience of designing and implementing a rolling/real time forecast approach and a business review process
  • Knowledge on financial forecasting, budgeting and mid term plan preparation and reporting
  • Ideally have experience of Cognos TM1 software
  • Experience of business partnering within an operational organisation
  • Ability to apply a simplicity to complex forecasting requirements

This finance team have adopted a hybrid working pattern 19 and staff are typically in the office for a few days at period end and 1 day per week.


Bonus scheme, private medical, 25 days holiday and excellent pension scheme