FP&A Analyst - first time mover from practice

21 June 20212021-06-21

Are you ACA/ACCA Qualified looking for your first move into industry?

Rare, new job opportunity to join a PE backed £28m turnover software business in Chelmsford. You will join a fast paced and ambitious company who have been on the acquisition trail over the past 2 years. Reporting to the FP&A Manager, the FP&A Analyst will support the budgeting and forecasting process, ensuring strong financial foundations for future growth

  • Supporting the delivery of the budgeting and forecasting process across the business.
  • Own the forecasting process for headcount planning and expense budgeting.
  • Business partnering with HR, Marketing and other key departments ensuring timely updates are made to the budget and forecast plan.
  • Assist in meetings with individual department leaders to discuss financial performance, and incorporate business insight into the rolling financial forecast.
  • Build strong working relationships with Accounting, particularly before and during month end.
  • Ensuring reporting hierarchy reflects organisational structure.
  • Deliver activities including reporting on performance against budget/forecast with detailed commentary, KPI reporting and ad-hoc analysis.
  • Deep understanding of the expense base as acquisitions are made, and ensuring clear owners are determined to aid future forecasts.
  • Drive the enablement of revenue and expense planning into Anaplan, ensuring movement away from excel based models.  
  • Support in the continuous improvement of the FP&A function and reporting processes.

We are looking for candidates from the following background;

  • Qualified ACA/ACCA/CIMA looking for a role in commercial finance
  • Confidently work with both finance and non finance colleagues.
  • Agile and have the ability to shift priorities quickly in a fast-paced environment
  • Have an understanding of how an FP&A department works and be able to adapt quickly to different processes.


Bonus structure and excellent career progression opportunities with a support and passionate line manager