Financial Forecasting Manager - East London

Basic Salary 75k + Hybrid Working
Ref: 387 Date Posted: Wednesday 28 Feb 2024

Top reasons to work for this client:

  • Basic salary to 75K per annum.
  • Hybrid working: 2 days at HQ in Canary Wharf, 3 days working from home. 
  • Innovative and purpose driven company in the energy market.
  • Joining at an exciting stage of growth for this company in a pivotal position.
  • Focus of the role to oversee planning and budgeting processes, and to ensure funding.
  • Work closely with the Reporting Manager and Senior Stakeholders internally & externally.
  • Emphasis on implementing automation and driving efficiencies in forecasting processes.
  • Collaborative, supportive, ambitious, fast paced culture.

Benefits:

  • 25 days AL + birthday, moving days etc + AL increases with service. 
  • Company pension scheme (8% employer contribution).
  • EAP, Health & GP services, Season Ticket, Life Assurance, Cycle Scheme, Family Discounts.
  • 3 Paid volunteering / charity days per annum.
  • Full support for professional memberships, subscription paid.
  • Focus on personal career growth and L&D budget.

Core responsibilities will typically include:

  • Develop and document forecasting process and financial models which are driven by funding source providing the business tools for assessing new business and strategic opportunities and that agreed funding is sufficient for work plan.
  • Preparation of the annual forecasts used for company KPI's and quarterly reforecasting.
  • Manage the budget cycle.
  • Develop and manage a 2-year rolling forecast process.
  • Manage relationship with Strategy and Business Development teams to ensure alignment and efficiently support the annual business plan process and scheme impact assessments.
  • Work with Talent Acquisition HR on resource plans and Finance approvals of new roles.
  • Lead relationship around future funding.
  • Provide insight and input into the financial reporting commentary in monthly reports.

 

Essential Qualifications, Skills & Experience:

  • A fully qualified accountant with recognised body.
  • Relevant post qualified experience.
  • Advanced Excel skills with experience of financial model building with multiple dimensions (e.g. cost centres and “business units”/schemes or similar).
  • Experience and demonstrable management and collaboration with multiple stakeholders.
  • Experience of delivering improvements to a forecasting process through use of technology and documenting all processes.
  • Proactive and will be able to supervise and coach more junior members of staff if required. 
  • Extensive working knowledge of an ERP system.  

Desirable: 

  • Knowledge of a backend coding language (e.g. Python or R) 
  • Experience of visualisation tool (e.g. SQL, PowerBI)  
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