Financial Planning and Analysis Consultant

England, Berkshire, Reading
£40000 - £60000 per annum
28 Jul 2017
25 Aug 2017
James Talbot
Contract Type
Level of qualification

Reporting to the Senior Manager of EMEA FP&A this role will help drive Business Performance through analytics and Business Partnering. Providing meaningful financial insight to the, P&L, functional expense results and key drivers of the business unit.

Client Details

The company:

A global telecommunications company and leader in their market



  • Prepare and present functional expense and P&L results to senior management focusing on key financial drivers of variance analysis against budget and outlook
  • Provide management with clear and concise analysis of financial information and recommendations to support business decisions.
  • Demonstrate high level of Functional expense understanding leading to predictable financial outcomes
  • Development and Ownership of Business Unit Financial modelling and reporting
  • Prepare business cases, make recommendations and monitor performance
  • Accountable for monthly functional expense forecasting process linked to business drivers.
  • Responsible for annual functional business planning process. Providing expense expertise and knowledge to interlock the EMEA business plan into the global process.
  • Prepare, present and review monthly results with Business Unit leaders focusing on key highlights obtained through detailed analysis.
  • Drive EMEA Profitability through developing and creating a framework to track improvement initiatives.
  • Partner with business unit leaders to understand, track and monitor resource alignment against customers and projects.
  • Proactively identify cost optimisation opportunities to improve business performance.
  • Profile


    • Professional Accountancy Qualification (ACA, CIMA, ACCA) with Degree level education or equivalent.
    • Strong Experience of Financial Modelling and reporting.
    • Experience of Microsoft Office Suite, with proven focus on Excel.
    • Excellent Communication and collaboration skills across all levels of the business and ability to focus on the details in clear and concise manner.

    Ideally, you'll also have:

    • Experience in the technology and/or telecommunications industry.
    • Financial Business Partnering experience.
    • Understanding or corporate financial planning, reporting & analysis, costing methodologies and processes
    • Solid working knowledge of Financial systems: Essbase, Smart View, SAP
    • Attention to detail and accuracy
    • Knowledge of common business and cost drivers, financial statement analysis and deep dive analysis.
    • Comfortable with working with large data sets, presenting key findings to senior management.

    Job Offer

    On offer:

    A competitive salary, strong benefits package and great opportunities for development in a growing team

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