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Senior Finance Analyst

We've got big ambitions.
Ambitions that see us want to grow and become one of the nation's best-loved brands.
Sound interesting? That's just the start.
We're leading our industry in terms of change, and delivering amazing experiences for our customers. And our Finance team is the backbone of it all.
We're keeping up-to-date with new trends, reading the signals in our data, and making sure we’re on top of our numbers. Firing on all cylinders with a culture that not only takes care of our people but empowers them to deliver career-defining work.
All this means we need more brilliant people. Ones who share our ambition, and get stuck in with the next and most exciting part of our story.
Are you in?

Job description

Job Context

The Technology & Operations (T&O) Business Consulting team is responsible for the insight, analysis and forecasting of Company CAPEX spend of c £450m pa and OPEX spend of c £400m pa across several business areas including Business Transformation. The T&O area of the business that we support is undertaking significant change presently and consequently making it an interesting, exciting and challenging place to work.

The FP&A Senior Analyst role is pivotal in bringing the separate business areas together into a single joined up view of T&O and is responsible for the standardised reporting, commentary and the first level of analysis. Building relationships with the Central Planning Finance team is crucial as this role is the first point of contact for any requests relating to Actual reporting, Budget / Forecasting and 5 Year strategic planning. The FP&A Senior Analyst is responsible for ensuring that the team delivers on time and to the quality required.

The role is also responsible for managing the Business Transformation directorate cost centre.

Roles & Responsibilities

Key activities will include;

  • Month end reporting
  • Budget / Forecasting
  • 5 Year Planning
  • Budget-owner/stakeholder engagement
Dependent on experience, there will be opportunities to work on ad hoc projects and process consolidation/improvements.

Building Capability 
Develops personal capabilities using existing formal and informal training opportunities, while also coaching others as required.

Client & Customer Management (Internal) 
Supports small internal customers to ensure their needs are met and/or helps senior colleagues manage client relationships.

Data Collection & Analysis 
Conducts research using primary data sources and selects relevant information to enable analysis of key themes and trends.

Data Management 
Delivers prescribed outcomes by working as directed within established data management systems and procedures.

Financial Management & Control 
Delivers prescribed outcomes for a designated area of financial control by working within established systems.

Internal Communications 
Executes a communications plan by working within established internal communication systems and procedures.

Policy Development & Implementation 
Provides input into the development of procedures for an area within the organization, then monitors the implementation of those procedures.

Technical Skills

Costing and Budgeting 
Uses comprehensive knowledge and skills to work independently on costing, budgeting and finance tasks while providing guidance and training to others.

Works without supervision and provides technical guidance when required on achieving full compliance with applicable rules and regulations in management and/or operations.

Works with guidance (but not constant supervision) to analyze data from multiple sources to draw appropriate conclusions and make suitable recommendations.

Data Management 
Works without supervision and provides technical guidance when required on acquiring, organizing, protecting and processing data to fulfill business objectives.

Planning and Organizing 
Works without supervision and provides technical guidance when required on planning, organizing, prioritizing and overseeing activities to efficiently meet business objectives.

Policy and procedures 
Works without supervision and provides technical guidance when required on developing, monitoring, interpreting and understanding policies and procedures, while making sure they match organizational strategies and objectives.

Policy and Regulation 
Works without supervision and provides technical guidance when required on interpreting and applying knowledge of laws, regulations and policies in area of expertise.

Verbal Communication 
Uses clear and effective verbal communications skills without supervision and provides technical guidance when required on expressing ideas, requesting actions and formulating plans or policies. 

Skills, Experience & Qualifications
Type of person we are looking for:
  • ACA, ACCA or CIMA Qualified or Finalist
  • Excellent MS Excel skills
  • Able to prioritise and deliver high quality/accurate/timely reporting
  • Experience of interfacing with commercial teams 
  • Strong commercial acumen and analytical skills
  • Ability to operate in a demand led, rapid change environment

Job details

Job ID:
Date Posted:
Work Location:
Maidenhead Office (Star House)
Job Type:
Limited Term
Contract Type:
12 Momths
Hours Per Week:
Shift Pattern:
Standard Working Week
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