• Ref: JH2913

    FP&A Manager - multi-site retail

    £70,000 Permanent Finance
    PE Portfolio, VC Portfolio
    South East
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    The opportunity

    I am working with a fast-growth, recently private equity backed multi-site automotive business that is embarking on an aggressive buy and build model. This multi-award-winning business has received significant investment to enable them to acquire new sites and diversify their revenue streams and now need a fantastic commercial candidate to become the first FP&A hire in the business, built out the infrastructure and business partner with the senior stakeholders on strategy.


    The role

    • Lead on embedding business partnering across the business
      • Engage with stakeholders on a monthly basis to provide support and challenge
      • Working with the Finance team, to provide stakeholders with concise, accurate and insightful financial information
      • Drive to understand and remedy variances
      • Influence management decision making by provision of robust and informative management analysis and reporting
    • Analyse, interpret and present drivers of business performance across multiple dimensions
      • Assist stakeholders with adhoc analysis as required
      • Deep dives into KPIs, stratifying in order to deliver insight into revenue / margin movements and trends
    • Engage on new business initiatives ensuring reporting, forecasting, business plans etc are in place
    • Support monthly Board pack and external reports preparation
      • Consistently improve ExCo and Board reporting as the business evolves
    • Lead on the Group’s business planning cycle, including budgeting and forecasting
      • Ownership of corporate model and forecasting
      • Lead the annual Group budgeting and business plan process.
        • Forecast on a site by site, granular nominal code level where appropriate
        • Drive retail and service centre site management engagement into process
        • Set stretch targets with a Group de-risking overlay
      • Create / improve existing Group forecasting models
      • Provide regular reforecasts
      • Build a shorter term, daily cash flow forecasting model
    • Lead on new business expenditure
      • Build acquisition models to assist on pricing of acquisitions
      • Create / present business plans into ExCo for capital expenditure
      • Assess capital / liquidity requirements and engage with funders as required 
      • Monitor and report on subsequent performance 
    • To fully understand drivers and components of Group cost base
      • In depth operating expense analysis and reporting
      • Monthly cost and KPI tracking and business partnering, bringing detail and understanding to the wider business
      • Be able to accurately predict next month’s overheads
      • Ensure detailed knowledge of supplier unit pricing
      • Work with procurement on forecast volumes 
      • Assist in analysing marketing spend and returns

    The requirements

    • A qualified accountant (ACA, CIMA, ACCA)
    • Minimum 2yrs FP&A experience
    • Automotive industry experience preferred
    • Strong excel / IT skills (ideally to include basic macros, SQL, knowledge of BI tools)
    • Strong inter-personal skills and the ability to business partner and communicate with finance and non-finance stakeholders effectively and articulately
    • Strong business acumen and analytical skills with a demonstrated ability to gather, analyse and present data
    • Pro-active in nature and a self-starter


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    Jack Haire

    Executive Consultant 
    After graduating from the University of Bristol, Jack now strengthens our CFO practice as an Executive Consultant. He has an impressive track record in placing senior finance individuals across a diverse range of businesses. He offers a consultative and collaborative approach to clients, taking pride in managing the process between the perfect role and the best candidate.   

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