Group Financial Planning Analysis Manager

To £74000 + bonus + benefits


(Home based with 1 day per week in Berkshire office-occasional travel with overnight stays to locations)

They are an ambitious leisure company who have ambitions to become the leading country leisure club business in the UK. They have an exciting opportunity for an FP&A Manager to join the finance function.


  • Qualified accountant
  • Experienced in FP&A and have led or part led multi-site Group FPA processes in the past.
  • Experience within a UK multi-site leisure or hospitality or B2C industry;
  • Strong understanding of issues affecting medium sized growing businesses
  • Commercial outlook with a demonstrable record of having generated commercial value through their FP&A activity.
  • Excellent MS Excel and PowerPoint skills

You will support the CFO and Board and Executive team with the analysis and information required to inform major operational, financial, and strategic decisions. The role includes the set-up of the function:

  • Lead and deliver robust strategic financial planning processes across the Group, working alongside the core finance team.
  • Deliver insightful, robust commercial analytics in a clear and simple to digest narrative, to tangibly drive commercial growth, as directed by the Exec and Board.
  • Create a database of important historical analytics that provide conclusive insight as to the viability of recent commercial decisions, helping guide future commercial strategy.

The role includes:

  • Leading the Group Capital plan and Budget processes, alongside the CFO.
  • Fulfilling the delivery of high level P&L forecasts.;
  • Performing Post Investment Appraisals on key investments over the last 5 years, from acquisition to major capital investment and key commercial decisions, establishing a directory of key learnings to inform future commercial decision making.;
  • Undertaking tactical analytics to support and understand ongoing trading as directed by the CFO and Exec.;
  • Presenting outputs from all FPA activity in a clear, concise and easy to digest format (for non-finance individuals).;
  • Establishing strong working relationships with senior leadership teams to support their understanding of financial process, help enable them to deliver their commercial growth targets and gain their buy in to commercial initiatives.