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Financial Planning & Analysis Manager

  • Location: West Midlands, Birmingham
  • Salary: £42000 - £45000 per annum
  • Job type: Permanent
  • Ref: DH 03/02b
  • Recruiter: Daniel Horton
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Marks Sattin are delighted to be partnered with a prestigious client for the recruitment of a Financial Planning & Analysis Manager based in Birmingham City Centre.

As Financial Planning Manager, the purpose of the role is to work closely with several key departments as a Commercial Finance Business Partner, supporting the business achieve its objectives whilst ensuring strong commercial and budgetary outcome for the business.

Reporting to the Head of Financial Planning & Analysis.

Main Duties and Responsibilities

  • Support assigned departments in all financial matters including budget management, budget development and commercial process.
  • Develop outstanding working relationship with assigned department and understanding of their operations to enable effective finance business partnering.
  • Work with colleagues to develop and understand levels of service assumptions, cost drivers and other assumptions to underpin the detailed budget development across the organisation.
  • Identification, reporting and management of financial risks and opportunities for assigned areas.
  • Preparation of financial analysis and financial modelling to support members of the Senior Leadership Team in key decision making.
  • Monitoring departmental spend and financial commitments, through the finance system, and developing regular reforecasts of estimated outturn spend.
  • Responsible for co-ordinating cross-partner reporting with other Partners and liaising with finance representatives from these organisations as required.
  • Where required, responsible for monitoring value-in-kind and supporting the Commercial team in generating commercial revenues.
  • Responsible for maintenance of budget transfer of knowledge material for assigned areas, ensuring lessons can be learned by other departments and future editions
  • Liaise with the Financial Management team to support the smooth running of the finance system, internal controls, accounts payable and financial reporting as it relates to assigned areas.
  • Liaise with other corporate functions - Procurement and Legal - to support in compliant execution of contracts and to ensure Financial Planning capture all commitments arising from contracts.
  • Input to overall strategic budget management and handling of budget risks and issues.
  • Ad-hoc projects as required consistent skillset required for the Financial Planning Manager role.

  • Person Specification

  • Professional Accountancy Qualification (CCAB qualified or similar - ICAS, ICAEW, ACCA etc)
  • Experience in similar finance business partnering role or strong finance background (Audit or Consultancy)
  • Excellent understanding of finance systems, controls, processes and procedures.
  • Ability to work on multiple projects and deliver high quality work while meeting tight deadlines.
  • Strong Excel, IT and analytical skills.
  • Ability to generate fit-for-purpose, accurate financial reports with a strong attention to detail
  • Experience with Microsoft Dynamics for Finance and Operations and Microsoft BI
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