Financial Planning & Analysis (FP&A) Analyst

Bingley, West Yorkshire
£30,000 - £35,000 + Pension + Bonus
08 Feb 2019
08 Mar 2019
Contract Type
Full Time

Financial Planning & Analysis (FP&A) Analyst 
Bingley, West Yorkshire
£30,000 - £35,000 + Pension + Bonus

This newly created role will provide the Financial Planning & Analysis team with further capacity to deliver more in the areas of financial planning, analysis, business partnering and continuous improvement, as the Group continues to grow organically and via acquisition.


Financial Planning:

  • Group budgets, quarterly reforecasts and other financial plans are produced on time and to high quality standards.  Commercial insights and recommendations are clearly and concisely presented, using a mix of visualisations, commentary and direct presentations.
  • Ensure budget holders and other related stakeholders are clear on their requirements, particularly around key messages/ policy changes, deadlines and system changes.
  • Forecast data collection is to be coordinated across multiple teams with differing deadlines.  Data is to be a good quality, complete and accurate.


  • Reporting is continuously refined or refocused dependent on business need
  • Financial reports are reliable, up to date and serve the latest stakeholder requirements.
  • Flexibility in approach to work such that ad-hoc analyses are provided to any part of the business in a timely manner.

Business Partner Support:

  • Teams across the business are proactively supported in the delivery of new products and services, projects, process development and continuous improvement programs.  This often includes involvement from idea inception through to delivery and ongoing monitoring. 
  • Business case preparation and review are supported through financial modelling, ensuring assumptions are fair and reasonable, in order to provide the Board with reassurance that the business case is robust.
  • Continuous Improvement:

Areas of improvement relating to the Group’s ways of working are proactively identified and actioned accordingly.

What They’re Looking For:


  • CIMA, ACCA or ACA qualified/ part qualified.
  • Ability to manage and ensure data integrity of large data sets (essential).
  • Highly proficient in the use Microsoft Office programs.
  • Advanced skills in Excel.  Ability to create enhanced reporting in Excel.
  • Excellent communication and presentation skills, both verbal and written.
  • Ability to work effectively and collaboratively with people at all levels and across multiple functions.
  • Thorough and methodical approach to problem solving and solution implementation.
  • Attention to detail and accuracy.
  • Ability to build trusting and open relationships with stakeholders across the business.


  • Experience in continuous development projects, either as part of an inter-departmental team, or for a finance team.
  • Prior experience of managing or coordinating parts of a financial planning process (essential).
  • Financial report development experience (essential).
  • Project delivery experience – independently or as part of a team.
  • Prior experience of using OLAP systems is e.g. IBM Cognos (desirable).
  • Prior experience of working in a fast paced, international business would be advantageous.

Behaviours & Attributes:

  • Confident, personable and professional attitude
  • Calm and confident when dealing with senior stakeholders, and able to provide constructive challenge as required.
  • Have a mindset of continuous improvement and an endless appetite for change, through actively challenging the status quo.
  • Takes pride and accountability in delivering own work and that of other teams.
  • Flexible – adapting to changes in priorities, deadlines, responsibilities and projects.
  • Focused, tenacious, resilient and determined.
  • Creative and have a flexible approach to problem solving, looking beyond the obvious.
  • Proactive – taking the initiative and seeking opportunities for change.
  • Openness – listening, respecting and valuing diverse ideas across the business.
  • Action-orientated.