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DATE ADDED: Sun 10/05/2020

FP&A Analyst - Retail

Basingstoke, UK


JOB TYPE: Permanent, FullTime

Barribal Associates are delighted to be continuing to work with this well regarded and high growth business who are embarking on a comprehensive and exciting finance transformation project with a desire to provide a “best in class” service to the operational business.

The company is a multi-site retailer with a reputation for delivering outstanding value and customer service. The business has grown significantly over the last decade to become one of the leading players in this niche, high demand market.

Reporting to the FP&A Manager, you will be supporting decision making across the business by delivering timely management information that leads to improvements in processes, sales, profitability, and cash flow.

You will have demonstrable experience of finance business partnering and in-depth, insightful analysis from which the operational teams within your customer base can make informed and commercially focussed decisions.

Your responsibilities will include, but not be limited to:


  • Producing timely and accurate management information in accordance with internal deadlines and in compliance with the Group accounting policies (FRS101 & IFRS). Preparing monthly management accounts packs for reporting to the Board and the business. Reviewing expense postings to ensure accuracy and legitimacy, circulating transaction reports to the business on a weekly basis and resolving any identified issues. Posting journals necessary and ensuring all entries are processed through the GL so that accurate Management Accounts are produced and issued in accordance with internal guidelines in appropriate formats, including analysis work as required. Ensuring all journals are authorised before posting to the nominal. Monitoring / reporting on cash flow performance on a daily basis, maintaining the rolling forecast.

Customer Service Behaviours:

  • Establishing credibility as a business partner to the Retail business Building strong relationships across the business

Operational Excellence Behaviours:

  • Continually demonstrating professionalism across all areas of the role, as well as interaction with the business and third parties. Ensuring continual improvement in all aspects of the role.

Candidates will be newly qualified or at finalist level and hold a proven track record of achievement within a FP&A/business partnering/management accounting function. Ideally you will have come from a retail business or at the very least a multi-site operational environment. You will demonstrate the ability to work in a fast-paced organisation, taking control of your own workload and managing competing priorities; often tasks will arise from a variety of sources, frequently all with tight deadlines. You will have a passion for detail and accuracy, aligned to strong commercial acumen and the ability to use your own initiative with the confidence to challenge and present your point of view concisely and effectively. You will enjoy getting into the details, while also seeing and understanding the big picture, with the skill to work with complex data, presenting it in a user-friendly format and able to make concise and insightful observations about it.

What is a prerequisite however, is your attitude and aptitude in taking a proactive and autonomous approach to your work and the desire to have a tangible impact on the business itself. Your commitment to delivery, coupled with a focussed desire to succeed within a demanding, exciting growth business, will provide an enviable platform for the progression and development of your career.

Barribal Associates and the organisations it represents are fully committed to equal opportunities and encourage applications from any age, disability, gender, marital status, race, nationality, religion or sexual orientation.