FP&A Accountant

FP & A Analyst , North Yorkshire up to £60K

Working for a recently established, well capitalised, innovative and dynamic business, we have a fantastic opportunity for an experienced FP&A Analyst to join the team.

Working as part the Finance Team, under the leadership of the Head of Finance, the FP&A Analyst will be responsible for business partnering with manufacturing, purchasing and design teams, producing weekly and monthly KPI reports, producing month end financials, and cost accounting.

The FP&A Analyst will be expected to work on ad hoc requests and projects, as well as liaising with the Finance team and department heads to help drive the business’ financial strategy.

Responsibilities:

  • Analyse, challenge and interpret the weekly and month end results to provide detailed analysis and insight into variances in sales, margin, overhead and working capital.
  • Instigate more insightful KPIs and dashboards for optimal decision making
  • Produce bridging and commentary between Actuals, Forecasts and prior periods. Understand and explain the causes for large variances, provide documented commentary and challenge the variances with the sites.
  • Help steer the messaging and content of the month end reporting pack to ensure the correct insights and actions are communicated to management.
  • Develop value added reporting and review processes and procedures to ensure efficiency and timeliness of information and delivery of additional insight.
  • Support investment appraisals within the departments and offer guidance where required, as well as helping to identify and track benefits arising from investment opportunities.
  • Finance lead on projects to deliver efficiencies and be seen as a real partner to the business.
  • Participate in cost saving initiative projects to ensure delivery of gross margin and operating profit targets through monthly reporting ensuring agreed efficiencies are delivered
  • Preparation of business forecasts for consolidation and review by the Head of Finance
  • Develop and implement standard costing to assist with review of actual performance versus forecast.
  • Analysis of manufacturing costs, comparing standard costs to actual production costs
  • Analysis of labour costs, comparing to standard costs and understanding & explaining variances.
  • Analysis of change in product designs, raw materials, manufacturing methods to determine effects on cost
  • Support the senior management teams to provide in-depth financial analysis
  • Assessment and introduction of controls where appropriate, introducing new ideas for more efficient working processes
  • Responsible for reporting and data-related projects, as well as helping to develop methodologies and processes for Information flows between Information systems and end users
  • Provide day-to-day financial support to the business leads including ad-hoc requests and analysis.

Personal Specifications:

  • CIMA / ACCA qualified.
  • Previous experience within an FP&A role, preferably in a manufacturing environment
  • Experience of working in fast paced, dynamic environments
  • Experience of working with stakeholders of differing levels of seniority up to and including directors across finance and non-financial stakeholders
  • Strong system / analytical skills proven by demonstrable career achievements.
  • Solid financial skills proven by demonstrable career achievements. 
  • Advanced user of MS Excel & MS Powerpoint.

 

Please get in touch if you are interested in further details.

Permanent
29 June 2020
Qualified
FP & A
North Yorkshire