FPA Manager, Consumer Brand, London, £65-75k

£65k - 75k per year
08 Jul 2021
05 Aug 2021
Ellie Heanue
Experience Levels
Qualified Accountant
Contract Type
Full Time

We are looking for a qualified, experienced FPA candidate to join an established, growing Consumer brand network.We are seeking an individual who can demonstrate proactive business management through business partnering with the business units, optimizing of financial results through sound convincing analysis and calculation of profitability as well as the extrapolation of respective adequate measures are key to this position.

What you will do:

  • Challenging and contributing to the decision making to achieve the budget
  • Own and manage the P&L by customer, country and sector as necessary in conjunction with the General Manager.
  • Make recommendations (to include cost saving opportunities) to the business based on analysis and discussion and advise of the impact to the department/business
  • Analysis: Profitability for product launches and relaunches along with pricing and promotion analysis based on business requirements
  • To develop and maintain productive value-added relationships with all stakeholders
  • Produce monthly, quarterly and year end closing Management Accounts
  • Prepare and deliver daily and monthly financial and managerial reports to support the achievement of organizational objectives
  • Analyse variances in sales, margin and cost centres and explore variances/potential problems with line managers
  • Undertake forecast variance analysis at agreed intervals during the year in conjunction with budget holders
  • Take a lead in the preparation of annual operating budgets and annual audited financial statements. Ownership of the forecasting and budgeting process.
  • Coach, mentor and develop staff, including overseeing new employee onboarding and providing career development planning and opportunities

What you will need:

  • Fully qualified (ACCA, CIMA or equivalent)
  • FMCG / Consumer Experience required
  • Educated to degree level ideally in an analytical discipline
  • Ideally 7+ years of experience and proven success in respective positions in international matrix organisation
  • First-hand experience of management accounts planning, budgeting and forecasting
  • Experience of partnering with senior stakeholders in challenging and contributing to the decision making process to achieve the budget
  • People management experience
  • Advanced IT skills (especially in Excel but also in front end analytical systems)
  • Able to manage and drive change

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