Financial Planning and Analysis (FP&A Analyst)

  • Uxbridge, UK
  • Full-time

Company Description

One of the world’s leading food companies, General Mills operates in more than 100 countries and markets more than 100 consumer brands, including Cheerios, Häagen-Dazs, Nature Valley, Betty Crocker, Pillsbury, Green Giant, Old El Paso, Yoplait and more. Headquartered in Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA, General Mills had fiscal 2018 global net sales of US $15.7 billion.

We seek out the best of the best and give them development, support and the chance to lead something big. Choosing a career with us means joining a company that makes a difference for others. There is tremendous opportunity here for people who want to advance the industry, through innovation and nourish the world with quality.

Job Description

The Sales Finance Function act as an effective business partner as part of the Customer Leadership team and manages $400MM in Trade spend and $700MM in RNS. Their role contributes to the implementation of strategies that create value via strategic revenue management across the Northern Europe Cluster.

Responsibilities include:

•Manage the delivery of regular reporting, monthly estimate and planning processes across the Commercial Finance team and wider business including related to $400MM in Trade spend and $700MM in RNS. 

•Ensure the accurate and timely delivery of management reporting and financial analysis and insights.

•Proactively develop reports, tools and insights to suit the requirements of stakeholders and business initiatives.

•Through robust commentary, reports should highlight areas of Risks & Opportunities and Action plans to close gaps

•Support the development, enhancement and roll out of Finance Systems, including influencing design, co-ordinating testing, and managing implementation.

•Drive improvements in Cap Gemini (3rd Party Outsource Partners) Sales Finance service delivery.

•Co-ordinate and prepare/update presentations that will be presented to the Finance Director, Sales Director and other members of the Leadership team. 

•Ownership of the Month End and monthly estimate Trade Analytics

•Provide insightful Trade Planning and Promotional Analytics

•Demonstrate exceptional leadership and excellent business partnership skills for the strategy, planning & financial analysis as part of the Sales Finance Team

•Manage the preparation & delivery of monthly customers results, accurate analysis of change and provide key and actionable commentary working in conjunction with GBS ( 3rd party partners)

•Develop and build robust, assumption-led delivery of annual plans

•Provide relevant/insightful analysis along with recommendations to improve the quality of decisions and ensure the chosen business options deliver the highest financial value at an acceptable level of risk

•Balance Sheet Management


•Required experience/competencies/attributes:

•Proficient in Microsoft Excel (Modelling, Pivots, Slicers, Index, Match, Lookups, Macro’s) and PowerPoint

•Ability to take a flexible approach to responsibilities  during busy periods

•Ability to proactively lead during periods of change.

•Strong analytical skills and attention to detail

•Ability to engender trust throughout the organisation

•Effective prioritisation and organisation skills

•Proactive approach to problem solving

•Excellent planning and Project Management Skills

•Ability to critically review and improve business processes

•Strong ability to build effective relationships and work cross functionally

•Ability to proactively organise, prioritise and manage high volume workload

•Clear, concise and influential communicator (written and verbal). Ability to interact well with the Senior Management Team.

•Part Qualified Accountant

•High level of integrity

•Strong collaboration skills and strong team player

•Results oriented

•Eagerness to learn and progress, with high degree of self-awareness

•SAP ERP, SAP CRM, BW Systems experience an advantage

•Role model of company values 

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