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FP&A Analyst

£200 - £250 per day

A newly created FP&A position within a recently ringfenced entity of one our Financial Services clients. The new entity will encompass all the digital products offered by the client, and this role will form the foundation of the Finance team.

This position will support stakeholders within the entity in drawing together business cases, which will be used to secure investment to ensure the continued growth of the area. You’ll be expected to help prepare budgets, forecasts and investigate financial data on a granular level, before presenting your findings to senior executive level stakeholders.

Key Duties

  • Prepare + review financial data at request of stakeholders
  • Liaise effectively with teams across the wider group finance function to collect relevant data. These could include credit control, finance operations & offshore FP&A teams.
  • Deliver regular cost packs to stakeholders to ensure visibility of the cost of the business area as it rapidly grows
  • Maintain focus on staff costs at all times, allowing stakeholders to fully understand their cost bases
  • Provide headcount reviews via liaison with HR; ensure that all staff are correctly allocated to their respective departments
  • Prepare budgets & forecasts for the businesses within the entity. This will include both long term (5 year) planning and shorter term, ad hoc requests
  • Review cost allocations across business units
  • Provide forecast v actual reporting for stakeholders
  • Actively contribute to the improvement of existing reporting frameworks / models

Candidate Specification

  • Part Qualified Accountant (preferably CIMA)
  • Minimum 3 years FP&A / Management Accounting experience
  • The ability to get “granular” with information and perform deep dives into financial data
  • Frequent user of Excel
  • Experience of Oracle / Essbase planning tools
  • Financial Services experience

McGregor Boyall is an equal opportunity employer and do not discriminate on any grounds.

 

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McGregor Boyall is an equal opportunity employer and do not discriminate on any grounds.

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Job Summary

The role involves supporting the product advisory tax team in advising various lines of business on tax-related risks, with a particular focus on the implementation of the EU DAC 6 directive. This will involve:

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McGregor Boyall is an equal opportunity employer and do not discriminate on any grounds.