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FP&A Analyst (FTC)

The Group has grown rapidly over the last few years and is undertaking key strategic projects to improve its financial planning and analysis capabilities. An exciting opportunity has arisen within the Finance team to support the rollout of these projects over the next 12 months. Based on the business needs and the future strategic projects pipeline, there may be an opportunity for the contract to be extended or become permanent. 

Reporting to the Senior FP&A Manager, the successful candidate will work with the Group Controllership team and local finance teams to produce consistent financial and operational information and generate insights supporting business performance. Consistency of information will be underpinned by the rollout of the Group finance system in new locations, which will be the responsibility of the FP&A Analyst over the term of the contract.

After the successful establishment of the Group finance system, the FP&A Analyst will be responsible for championing its consistent use across the Group, and they will be involved in the ramp up of new financial planning processes.

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About the role: 

Reporting and analysis of historical management information (30%)

  • Support the Group Controllership team in gathering and consolidating accounting data from the Group subsidiaries and associates on a monthly basis
  • Partner with the Group Controllership team to ensure local accounting data is consistently reported and mapped to the Group chart of accounts in order to allow meaningful analysis
  • Collect operational KPIs across the Group and perform variance analysis to explain financial results on a monthly basis, and help the business take action to improve performance

Implementation and administration of financial information system (70%)

  • Coordinate the rollout of the Group financial system across key subsidiaries, with responsibility for timeline, budget and delivery to specifications
  • Liaise on a daily basis with local finance teams and external implementation partners
  • Leverage key users in locations that have already implemented the system to facilitate user acceptance and training in new locations
  • Coordinate data migration activities
  • Ensure that the initial implementation and use of the system over time are consistent across locations, to enable simpler processes, efficiencies and coherent information

About you:

Financial accounting and reporting: Intermediate

  • Demonstrate awareness and knowledge of the accounting standards
  • Prepare or review financial statements and reports, and ensure accuracy, completeness and compliance with reporting requirements

Management reporting and analysis: Intermediate

  • Provide analysis to support decision-making, identifying the key value drivers
  • Review variance analyses and account reconciliations, and identify items requiring attention
  • Extract and deliver straightforward management information reports
  • Prepare and provide accurate and timely financial data
  • Use financial ratio analysis to evaluate an organisation's performance
  • Analyse business results, identify learning points and help to communicate them through the organisation
  • Review management reports, including identification and awareness of the key causes of business variances
  • Benchmark business performance internally

Business planning: Foundational

  • Contribute to the business planning, budgeting and expenditure forecasting processes

Finance information systems: Intermediate/Advanced

  • Lead implementation of technology upgrades/enhancements
  • Proactively share knowledge across the business to streamline systems
  • Understand applicability of new and improved IT developments and solutions
  • Secure in-depth understanding of functionality (i.e. knows what the right answer is and how data should flow)

Process management: Intermediate

  • Aware of key business processes and key metrics associated
  • Contribute to and make suggestions for process improvement activities
  • Manage others to ensure they comply with processes
  • Ensure standardisation is applied to all processes

Business partnering and project management: Intermediate

  • Develop simple project plans and apply project management tools and techniques
  • Communicate project plans and outcomes
  • Execute part of a project, monitor own progress, identify obstacles and take corrective action
  • Understand the interests and profiles of key stakeholders in the organisation

People: Intermediate/Advanced

  • Adapt your personal style to suit different people and situations
  • Listen to and be sensitive to the views and values of others
  • Understand and relate to others from different cultures and backgrounds, including peers and partners in an open, friendly and professional way
  • Sell own ideas and agenda by linking them to the needs and goals of others
  • Understand who the key stakeholders are in a given situation and be able to communicate individual requirements
  • Identify the appropriate audience for sharing information, and proactively share appropriate, fact-based information in a balanced and timely manner
  • Establish and accept accountability for set objectives; take ownership of assigned work through to completion; take action before being asked
  • Effectively manage change management, along with potential conflicts, to maximise acceptance and cooperation and achieve business objectives


What we have to offer 

  • Discounted gym membership
  • Private medical insurance 
  • Cycle-to-work scheme 
  • Travel card loan  
  • 22 days holiday allowance plus public holidays  
  • Regular social activities
  • Regular yoga classes and other well-being activities


Interested in working at VSI?

If you are interested in this role, please send your up-to-date CV along with a covering letter to

Due to the high number of applications for the position, we regret we will only be able to respond to successful applicants.