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Financial Planning Analysis Manager

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Are you an ambitious Financial Analysis & Planning Manager that is looking for their next opportunity to join a growing business based in Knutsford? If you are, then this could be the perfect role for you. I am currently working with a fast-growing organisation based in Knutsford that is looking to take their business to the next level and bring in an experienced Financial Planning & Analysis Manager who will be responsible for: • Full analysis and evaluation of sales data at market sector, customer and SKU level, noting seasonality, promotional activity and other economic situation which could drive or influence company performance. • Daily / Weekly / Monthly Reporting with analytical commentary • Pro-actively monitor customer and SKU performance and highlighting opportunities, risks or anomalies accordingly to the commercial teams in a structured format • Maintain the contracts database and report volumes against contracts monthly • Work with the BA team to maintain all databases and become the key user able to extract and analyse sales and margin, distribution, stock, purchasing and any other data we have available to support in both standard and ad hoc analysis as required • Work in partnership with the sales team to project future sales by line with a monthly or quarterly reforecast, establishing an accuracy measure by line, by customer, by category • Convert this sales forecast into a full P&L and Balance Sheet forecast in conjunction with the purchasing and operations teams. Present this forecast and variances to it on a monthly basis. • To work in partnership with commercial and operations in developing a manufacturing plan to establish a stock holding policy which maximises factory efficiency, protects customer service level and minimises working capital requirements. • To work in partnership with operations to ensure the integrity of the MRP and BOM structure We are looking for: • Qualified Accountant (ACA/ACCA/CIMA) • Highly analytical, inquisitive and perceptive approach • Advanced Excel • Independent worker, self-driven, entrepreneurial attitude • Advanced communication skills, both verbal and in meaningful presentation of data • Attention to detail • Commercially focussed • Prepared to support and develop ‘best in class’ solutions, continuous improvement • Positive attitude, deals with challenge & change • Ability to work in a fast paced and changing environment • 3+ years relevant analysis experience For the right person, this is an exceptional opportunity to grow a growing business and start adding value straight away. For the successful candidate, you will be in line for an excellent salary, great company perks and flexibility of working patterns moving forward. This is also a split location role where you would be based out of Knutsford for 3 days a week and Liverpool for 2 days a week roughly. My client is planning on starting the interview process ASAP so if you think that this is the right role for you to further your career, apply online now!

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