Interim FP&A Manager

England, London
£350 - £380 per day
14 Oct 2016
21 Oct 2016
Lucy Lawton
Contract Type
Full Time

A leading media entertainment company are looking for a Financial Planning and Analysis Manager for a 9-12 month maternity cover.

The role is responsible for the financial planning across the European business including the production of the monthly forecast & annual budgeting deliverables to corporate planning. The role is a key liaison with the entire business for finance matters, providing analytical & financial support to the European business.

Main Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Manage Group planning submissions, coordinating inputs with teams across the business.
  • Build and maintain robust financial planning models for full P&L and cashflow
  • Work with various teams on planning assumptions for revenue and cost of finance and provide challenge to business performance
  • Work with head office finance teams on selling and overheads planning
  • Support teams to produce monthly and annual forecasts
  • Support teams with scenario planning / impact evaluation, providing insight and support for optimal business decision making on proposed commercial activities
  • Create robust financial models to support the operational teams with their decisions, including investments and performance monitoring.
  • Represent Finance in Service working groups
  • Work with commercial teams to develop financial awareness and understanding of key metrics.
  • Develop reporting for the European business to provide insight into financial performance, understanding of variances and identifying opportunities to enhance performance.
  • Assist with monthly analysis of actuals v plans
  • Assist with financial analysis of major cost and revenue streams
  • Building strong relationships with key group stakeholders including non-finance stakeholders, as well as liaising with the Finance Business Partners across the Group.


  • Qualified Accountant with at least 5 years relevant PQE in an FP&A function
  • Strong financial background with ability to evaluate financial impact of business decisions and to analyse large volumes of complex data
  • Advanced knowledge of Excel (VBA level an advantage).
  • SAP / BW experience
  • Experience of digital products or subscription services preferable
  • Proven track record of similar roles/tasks in Global / Pan regional company in one of the below sectors:-
    • Retail
    • Online services & E-commerce
    • Entertainment business (Game/Film/Music)