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Manager Planning & Analysis - 12 month FTC - Edinburgh

£50,000 - £80,000 + Benefits - Financial Services - Accountancy & Finance
Ref: 1996 Date Posted: Thursday 11 Aug 2022
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W&A is working with a global retail banking group based in Edinburgh to help source a Planning & Analysis Manager for a 12-month fixed term contract. This position offers hybrid and agile working options.

This role will support Finance Business Partners, mostly looking after the Group Executive Functions area. This role will also be flexible and support across the wider team, where demand requires.

This is an excellent opportunity to join an organisation that promotes a positive and empowered culture where you can enjoy a diverse and innovative place to work.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Lead on the production of standard reporting and Management Information packs for both BAU & Investment cost base e.g., Flash, month end, cost, quarterly and scoping new management reporting
  • Lead on the production of forecasting and strategic 4 – year plans working closely with the Finance Business Partner team to do so along with any relevant insight and analysis
  • Review, investigate and challenge material exceptions and provide supporting information
  • Creation of scenario modelling and analysis and provide high level commentary to FBPs to support in ad hoc analysis and the restatement process
  • Actively assist and empower junior colleagues to assist in the creation of a successful and engaged team to achieve objectives and deliver above expectations
  • Continuously promote and embed a process improvement culture within the team
  • Represent Group Reporting and Cost Management across all key stakeholders
  • Build and maintain regular contact and strong working relationships with key stakeholders
  • Provide insightful information, guidance and advice to influence and aid stakeholder decisions

Required Skills & Experience:

  • Qualified management accountant (or qualified by experience)
  • Technical experience includes Financial Control specific accountabilities i.e., Month End, Planning / Forecasting, MI/Reporting and Reconciliations & Control
  • Some prior exposure to process improvement activity
  • Competent user of Finance systems and software
  • Experience working within a COE or shared service Finance function, within a large, complex organisation
  • Financial Services experience would be beneficial. 
  • Well-honed written, presentation and verbal communication skills