Finance Planning Manager

£450 per day | Greater London | Contract
Posted 18 days ago

IQ Talent Solutions are working on behalf of their client, a renowned retail and telecommunications company supporting with the recruitment of a Finance Planning Manager for their services department on a 6 month contract. We're looking for candidates with proven excel and process improvement skills.

This Finance Planning Manager role has been created to support the development of the planning function; owning and adapting all models used for commercial forecasting for the Services Division. You will also be tasked with building models that do not yet exist. You will be accountable for the preparation of accurate, insightful and timely short, medium and long term forecasts for the Services Division (encompassing CSA, AVS, Mobile Insurance and credit) on behalf of the Services FD and the team.

What is expected of the Finance Planning Manager?

* Ownership, development and creation of all Forecasting, Outlooks, Budgets and Long-terms the Services Division Plans
* Key support for the business functions providing insight, updates on progress/timelines and communication with the wider Commercial Finance
* Furnishing the business (at all levels) with a continual update on expected performance, symptoms/issues inherent in this performance and solutions for discussion and agreement
* Ensures that all Services functions provide timely assumptions for input into forecasts
* Dealing with, supporting and challenging multiple business owners at senior level within the business. Requires constant interaction with non-finance colleagues.
* Working collaboratively with peers across the Planning function
* Supporting a programme of standardisation, tightening of processes, process optimisation
* Requires the ability to influence at all levels, creating and delivering top quality presentations.
* Support for the forecast process - 3YP, Budget, STF, daily phasing and Weekly "4 Week" Outlook
* Accountable for the production of, communication of and holding the business to time on the Services Forecasting timetable whilst ensuring that all appropriate stakeholders are able to input as required and the outcome is a robust and challenging plan
* The role will act independently, with reference to the line manager by exception or for escalation purposes
* The role is a key element of the Finance Operating Model, ensuring that at all times the forecasted financial position of the business is true and fair and is understood by both the Finance team and the business

What we look for in a Finance Planning Manager;

* Experience within a large retail/services organisation
* Able to provide commercial and financial strategic insight.
* Must be able to influence at all levels within the business
* Ability to operate in the detail but see the trends and understand bigger picture
* Strong presentation skills both in preparation and delivery
* Good technical accounting skills and excellent Microsoft Office skills
* Excellent ability to multitask but also to be able to prioritise quickly and effectively
* Strong data and analytical skills
* Professionally qualified accountant (ACA / ACCA / CIMA)
* Minimum of 3 years post qualification experience

What the Finance Planning Manager will receive;

* A day rate of up to £450 per day
* Modern working environment
* Discounted canteen and Starbucks
* Working for a renowned brand

InterQuest Group is acting as an employment agency for this vacancy. InterQuest Group is an equal opportunities employer and we welcome applications from all suitably qualified persons regardless of age, disability, gender, religion/belief, race, marriage, civil partnership, pregnancy, maternity, sex or sexual orientation. Please make us aware if you require any reasonable adjustments throughout the recruitment process.

For more information about this role, please contact:

Michelle Johnson
0161 237 0005

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