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Financial Planning and Analysis - Woolston, Warrington, United Kingdom,

Axon Moore are working with a successful international business based in the Birchwood area. Currently going through a period of transformation and change, they are looking for a strong interim Finance Business Partner to join their team for a period of circa 3 months on and ongoing basis.

Reporting directly to the financial planning and analysis manager, this role will be accountable for supporting the FP&A department to deliver head office and group deliverables as part of the wider group finance strategy. The role will also report directly into main board directors (CFO, COO and HR) on a regular basis and will partner directly with head of functions at head office.

Duties:

- Own and embed financial and cost control on key expenditure categories across the group
- Partner with head office functions to deliver annual budgets and regular forecast updates
- Partner with main board directors (CFO, COO and HR) to provide decision support
- Delivery of monthly and quarterly analysis for the head office part of the group to FP&A manager and main board directors (CFO, COO and HR)
- Partner with head office functions to support with modelling and deliver regular monthly and quarterly analysis
- Ownership of the central and corporate cost allocation model
- Partner on strategic programmes
- Support the delivery of CAPEX planning and analysis
- Support FP&A department to deliver strategic planning - 3yr forecast and business plan
- Support the FP&A department to deliver the annual budgeting cycle for the group
- Support the FP&A department to deliver quarterly and rolling forecasts for the group
- Financial analysis to support central forecasting by the FP&A department
- Delivery of long-term trend financial performance analysis
- Preparation of analysis for external stakeholders including; auditors, lenders and shareholders

Person Specification:

- Fully qualified accountant (ACA/ACCA/CIMA) with FP&A or finance business partnering skills that can be evidenced through experience
- Experience of working with non-finance managers and senior management is essential to this role
- Demonstrate analytical, critical thinking, financial modelling and process improvement skills with a close attention to the detail
- Ability to work autonomously and have a proactive and creative approach to analysis and problem solving
- Strong excel skills, with the ability to create and deliver financial models for both budgeting, forecast and scenario planning