Financial Planning & Analysis Manager

Job Title: Financial Planning & Analysis Manager
Contract Type: Permanent
Location: Leeds, West Yorkshire
Salary: £45000 - £50000 per annum
Reference: 14016281/001_1560876817
Contact Name: Anna MacDonald
Contact Email:
Job Published: June 18, 2019 17:53

Job Description

A brand new FP&A role in a growing distribution/manufacturing company based near Leeds, the FP&A Manager will be involved in the set up of the function. The role is pivotal in setting the annual company budget against which company performance is measured and reported.

Client Details

A growing SME distribution/manufacturing company based near Leeds


Reporting in to the Finance Director, the FP&A Manager will prepare financial forecasts for the company, as well as associated financial and commercial analysis in order to understand and drive financial performance. The role is pivotal in setting the annual company budget against which company performance is measured and reported.

Key duties and responsibilities

Prepare short and long term financial forecasts, including:

  • Detailed cashflow forecast
  • Weekly cashflow reporting to Group
  • Short term working capital forecasts, with particular focus on stock
  • Long term P&L and balance sheet forecasts (up to 24 months ahead), ensuring alignment with forecasted cash position

Prepare the formal annual budget, against which the company will measure performance:

  • P&L
  • Balance sheet
  • Cashflow

Present forecasts and budget to senior management for review and approval.

Engage key stakeholders across the business to understand and interpret performance and identify risks and opportunities versus forecast/budget

Support stakeholders in managing their cost base and optimising margin, by providing insightful financial analysis to help them understand and drive better performance, including:

  • Identify cost and income drivers and how they impact on the P&L
  • Analyse and report on operational efficiency measures
  • Prepare sensitivity and scenario analysis to support operational and strategic decision making
  • Customer profitability analysis
  • Margin analysis and pricing support for the sales team


The FP&A Manager will need to be/have:

  • ACA, ACCA or CIMA qualified (essential)
  • Proven track record within an FP&A role (essential)
  • Manufacturing and/or Retail experience, ideally within an Sme environment (essential)
  • Extensive use of Excel and Microsoft Office skills
  • Experience of working with imports/exports is preferred
  • Knowledge of Sage 200 is preferred
  • Ability to use own initiative and hit the ground running
  • Organised with the ability to drive your own agenda

Job Offer

£45-50,000 p/a plus benefits

Leeds location