Financial Planning & Analysis (FP&A) Senior Manager

The Works Stores PLC
60000.00 - 65000.00 GBP Annual
02 Oct 2019
23 Oct 2019
Job Type
Contract Type

There has never been a better time to join The Works and be part of our #creatingsomethingspecial journey!

We are currently recruiting for a Financial Planning & Analysis ("FP&A") Senior Manager to join our Finance Team based at our support centre in Hams Hall, Coleshill.

As FP&A Senior Manageryou will be responsible for driving the following:

Purpose of the role

  • Developing the FP&A team for plc
  • Improvements to the provision of monthly and adhoc management information ('MI') and financial insight to the Board and Leadership team
  • Lead and continually improve the planning cycle, including budgeting processes and co-ordination of the strategic plan
  • Develop a strong understanding of the business model in order to analyse and influence business strategy
  • Develop and maintain a strong relationship with the Head of Finance, CFO and Executive team.
  • Ensure that the FP&A team are a highly capable, driven finance team through training, development, support and mentoring

Key tasks and responsibilities

  • Development and delivery of the budgeting and planning process; including guidance and co-ordination around key assumptions and supporting scenarios to meet the needs of key stakeholders
  • Co-ordination and reporting of risk and opportunities to achievement of forecasts and budgets
  • Board and investor presentations
  • Provide timely, insightful interpretation, commentary and analysis of the business performance and accountable forecasts to underpin effective decision making and identify opportunities to improve profitability and cash flow
  • Lead development and production of high integrity insightful MI to facilitate and support the planning and decision making processes
  • To lead the development and performance of the FP&A team and coach to develop an effective succession plan.

Key stakeholders

  • Head of Finance
  • Chief Financial Officer
  • Executive Directors and Heads of Departments
  • Direct reports (x4)

About You


  • Essential: Fully qualified Accountant (ACA, ACCA, or CIMA)


  • The successful individual will have a strong track-record delivering financial planning and commercial support within a similar sized business.
  • Several years post qualification experience in industry.

About Us
We are very proud to be a Sunday Times 2019 Top 25 Best Big Companies to work for. Our mission is to offer customers a unique and enjoyable shopping experience, built on our core principles of value, variety and quality.

The Works is one of the UK's leading multi-channel specialist retailers of value gifts, arts, crafts, toys, books and stationery. We are a high street retailer that bucks the trend, constantly growing and opening new stores at an amazing rate.

We sell high-quality, great value products in four specialist categories, primarily through our network of over 500 stores in the UK & Ireland. We also have a significant and growing online presence that enables customers to shop any time of the day and an extended range of products that are not available in our stores. Our multi-channel offering, one of the first of its kind in the value retail sector, includes our popular Click & Collect service, offering further convenience for our customers.