FP&A Analyst

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My client is a leading business within the FMCG industry, ideally situated in South Warwickshire close to the M40 and therefore easily commutable from across the Midlands area.
Due to a period of both restructure and growth, FRS have been enlisted to assist with the recruitment of a FP&A Analyst to join the Corporate Finance area reporting into the Head of Planning & Reporting
Purpose / Added Value:
As a FP&A analyst you will be part of the Group FP&A team assisting in the preparation of weekly and monthly accounts and you will own several processes and needs to ensure the business is compliant. You will furthermore be involved on projects and reviews which requires that you can transform data, reports and analysis into insights for management and thereby influence key stakeholders to make an impact to the bottom line.
You will have exposure to the senior management team within this central role and be in the corporate head office. You need to be able to influence without authority and work independently. You need to be much more than a technical accountant and be able create value by challenge and partner with our business leaders. You will need to be able to influence and impact rather than just provide data and reports. You will have an excellent chance to get under the skin of the business in a highly successfully and fast growth business with excellent career opportunities
Key Responsibilities:
• Continually developing own skills through attending Company training & spending time understanding the factory processes
• To communicate at all levels sharing information, knowledge, instructions, advise, support and understanding
• Act as an ‘ambassador’ for The Business ensuring business professional conduct, approach and personal presentation at all times
Reporting ownership (own one or more of below)
Weekly reporting
• Stock weekly reporting
• Waste weekly reporting
• Continuously improve process to get faster and accurate reporting
• Update requirement to support business by defining, collecting and verifying financial and operational data
• Review and feedback to sites for adheres
• Analyse overheads, customer contribution, costs and operation KPIs
Monthly reporting
• Prepare customer and category reports monthly
• Prepare stock reports for the Executive pack monthly
• Prepare HR reporting monthly
• Assist in compiling the monthly pack report
• Improve reporting process, evaluate and challenge data from data owners to ensure consistency and accuracy
CAPEX reporting
• Prepare CAPEX report for the executives and meeting
Quarterly forecast and budget
• Assist in the preparation and Consolidate data from sites
• Analyse overheads, customer contribution & other costs
• Always anticipate what questions may come and prepare answers
• Ad hoc customer and market analysis
• Analysis business and create Aha reports, tells us what we don’t know but need to know
• Undertake project work under the direction of Group
• Undertake own analysis to change business process and create value
• Participate in large projects including M&A / divestments

Skills & Knowledge
• Effective networking skills inside and outside of the organisation and ability to gain collaboration
• Team player, passion, attention to detail & result oriented
• Have perfect communication skills and can explain complex problems in simple terms
• Can work independently and influence without authority
• Superior Computer skills in all Microsoft Packages
• Excel super star – VBA, PowerPivot
• SAP BW and R/3 – Desirable
• Experience of working in an FMCG/Production environment
• Experience in being able to manage and understand standard costing
• Factory systems to understand processes & data capture

Candidates should also be working towards formal qualification (ACA / ACCA / CIMA) if not already qualified

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