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Date Added: Thu 01/10/2020

Financial Planning & Analysis Manager

South Manchester / Cheshire, UK
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Job Type: Permanent, FullTime

OTTO JAMES CONSULTING have been engaged in an Exclusive Search Process for one of the UK’s leading fashion brands, based in Cheshire.

The role of Financial Planning & Analysis Manager has been created to support the Commercial Sales and Marketing teams which feed into Retail.
My client is a highly profitable business, and with their penetration to the US market in 2016 has continued to provide a high net yield on investment. The US growth has been compounded by a lucrative sponsorship deal with leading TV personalities.

The growth has created more scope for the business to engage in a commercially focused finance structure. “Value add Methodologies” across the organisation is the goal of this role.

The Role

The position is designed to help the successful accounting professional to cut through the organisations statutory and regulatory finance and engage with the business directly with “value add” support.

Your role will look at the following commercial activities:

  • Commercial Management Reporting Pack
  • Budgeting and Forecasting – creating uniformity across divisions and Business Partnering senior managers
  • KPI creation for Sales & Operations
  • Competitor Analysis and Pricing Structure
  • Management Accounts – taking variances and action point to stakeholders
  • Project Management
  • Ad-hoc Reporting
The Commerciality of this role pivot around a high level of Analytical Skills within Excel and highly effective communicative skills.
You will be responsible for the creation and delivery of a reporting suite which will be to a senior stakeholder group, who are not all from a finance background. Therefore your communicative skills will be utilised here.

The Company

Growth is a key aspect to the organisation, however they have stressed that this growth can only be supported through a solid finance foundation. This is why my client wants to recruit a qualified accounting professional, who sees the opportunity that this role brings.


My client is looking at c£42,000 to £45,000 plus bonus
4 x Death in service
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