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FP&A Analyst

  • Location London
  • Job type Contract
  • Reference BBBH123089

FP&A Analyst - 6 month FTC
up to £40k
Avail to start early October
Hybrid Working - 2 days in the office


I am currently recruiting for an experienced FP&A Analyst to join a FTSE 100 Retail firm in London. The role offers hybrid working (3 days from home). I am looking to speak with candidates who are at least half-way through their studies (ACA, ACCA OR CIMA) and able to commit to a 6 month Fixed Term contract.

This role requires someone who has experience and understanding of how to read a full P&L. As the role involves a lot of business partnering you will have had extensive experience in dealing with senior members of staff, heads of departments and have the ability to interpret a story off the back of your analysis in order to present to key members of the business.

You will be 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 relevant 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 consistency 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