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Finance Analyst

UK&I Head Office
Salary DOE

ACT 1 – THE ROLE

We have an opportunity for a Finance Analyst to join our UK and Ireland Finance team. Reporting into the Senior FP&A Business Partner, this role will work closely with the Head of Retail, Head of Property, Head of Operations, the senior UK management team, Management Accountants and the Group FP&A team.

The role will be focused on supporting the retail and property areas of the business assisting the Senior FP&A Business Partner in delivery of projects that underpin key strategic business initiatives. Whilst there will be a dedicated Operations FP&A Business Partner, this role will be required to support across this area at times, particularly where there are crossovers with retail and property initiatives. Main Responsibilities include:

  • Analyse performance against the long range plan, Budget, and Forecasts, evaluating risks and opportunities and recommending appropriate actions
  • Support the Senior FP&A Business Partner in the production of accurate KPIs for potential new cinema Board Books in order to aid accurate decision making on new cinema proposals
  • Provide, in liaison with Senior FP&A Business Partner, other Finance business partners and senior functional management, pre implementation analysis and research for new innovations and initiatives, covering potential business impact, key insights, conclusions and recommendations
  • Ensure consistency of management reporting and information, with particular emphasis on Retail and Property KPIs, to support effective business decision making
  • Provide monthly variance analysis and appropriate commentary that adds to business insight and decision making
  • Alongside the Senior FP&A Business Partner, work with senior retail and property management to develop business cases - project financials and written business proposals that assess new business opportunities – Trials, Roll-outs or specific site investment opportunities
  • Continuously develop reporting processes to track the financial performance of key strategic business priorities, ultimately feeding into an integrated, automated (where possible) and robust reporting process

ACT 2 – WHAT SKILLS AND EXPERIENCE YOU’LL NEED 

  • Finalist/newly qualified accountant CIMA qualified (although ACA/ACCA candidates will be considered if they have sufficient commercial finance experience)
  • Experience in a Commercial Finance/FP&A business partnering role desirable
  • From a Retail, Leisure, Hospitality sector where they are used to pace and commerciality
  • Post-qualified multi-site budgeting and forecasting experience, with demonstrable accountability for delivery of key aspects of a budget/forecast
  • Commercially astute and able to demonstrate business case development/project delivery in a fast-paced environment

THE FINALE – WHY YOU’LL WANT IT

  • A competitive salary
  • Annual company Bonus Scheme
  • 23 Days’ Holiday (plus bank holidays), increasing by one day with every year of service up to a maximum of 25
  • Employer Contributory Pension Plan, Private Healthcare, Life Assurance
  • Unlimited free cinema tickets for yourself and up to 4 guests per week plus 40% off concessions

ACT 1 – THE ROLE

We have an opportunity for a Finance Analyst to join our UK and Ireland Finance team. Reporting into the Senior FP&A Business Partner, this role will work closely with the Head of Retail, Head of Property, Head of Operations, the senior UK management team, Management Accountants and the Group FP&A team.

The role will be focused on supporting the retail and property areas of the business assisting the Senior FP&A Business Partner in delivery of projects that underpin key strategic business initiatives. Whilst there will be a dedicated Operations FP&A Business Partner, this role will be required to support across this area at times, particularly where there are crossovers with retail and property initiatives. Main Responsibilities include:

  • Analyse performance against the long range plan, Budget, and Forecasts, evaluating risks and opportunities and recommending appropriate actions
  • Support the Senior FP&A Business Partner in the production of accurate KPIs for potential new cinema Board Books in order to aid accurate decision making on new cinema proposals
  • Provide, in liaison with Senior FP&A Business Partner, other Finance business partners and senior functional management, pre implementation analysis and research for new innovations and initiatives, covering potential business impact, key insights, conclusions and recommendations
  • Ensure consistency of management reporting and information, with particular emphasis on Retail and Property KPIs, to support effective business decision making
  • Provide monthly variance analysis and appropriate commentary that adds to business insight and decision making
  • Alongside the Senior FP&A Business Partner, work with senior retail and property management to develop business cases - project financials and written business proposals that assess new business opportunities – Trials, Roll-outs or specific site investment opportunities
  • Continuously develop reporting processes to track the financial performance of key strategic business priorities, ultimately feeding into an integrated, automated (where possible) and robust reporting process

ACT 2 – WHAT SKILLS AND EXPERIENCE YOU’LL NEED

  • Finalist/newly qualified accountant CIMA qualified (although ACA/ACCA candidates will be considered if they have sufficient commercial finance experience)
  • Experience in a Commercial Finance/FP&A business partnering role desirable
  • From a Retail, Leisure, Hospitality sector where they are used to pace and commerciality
  • Post-qualified multi-site budgeting and forecasting experience, with demonstrable accountability for delivery of key aspects of a budget/forecast
  • Commercially astute and able to demonstrate business case development/project delivery in a fast-paced environment

THE FINALE – WHY YOU’LL WANT IT

  • A competitive salary
  • Annual company Bonus Scheme
  • 23 Days’ Holiday (plus bank holidays), increasing by one day with every year of service up to a maximum of 25
  • Employer Contributory Pension Plan, Private Healthcare, Life Assurance
  • Unlimited free cinema tickets for yourself and up to 4 guests per week plus 40% off concessions

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