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Financial Planning & Analysis Business Planning Manager

Posted 21 Sep 2022
Work experience
2 to 5 years
Full-time / part-time
Job function
£60,000 - £65,000 per year
Degree level
Required language
English (Fluent)
4 Oct 2022 00:00

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About the Role:

We are looking for an FP&A Business Planning Manager to join our Financial Planning & Analysis team, based in Warwick, working on a hybrid basis.

As UK FP&A Business Planning Manager, you will be responsible for leading the UK business planning processes to increase effectiveness and maximise the insight provided to meet all internal and external stakeholder requirements. You will also support the FP&A Senior Manager develop and embed the alternative performance measures across the UK regulated business.

  • £60-65,000 (DOE)
  • Continued hybrid working (1-3 days in the office, rest from home)
  • Annual Bonus and annual salary review
  • 12% company contribution pension scheme
  • Career Progression
  • Gym and subsidised canteen onsite
  • Free parking

Key Accountabilities:

  • Deliver the end-to-end annual business planning processes. Including the preparation of Entity Executive reporting, Entity Board reporting and Group reporting. Support all FP&A responsibilities including budgeting, forecasting and long term planning processes, and other internal and external management reporting, and working with Investor Relations where needed.

  • Responsible for calculating and maintaining the alternative performance measures, including Return of Equity, RAV, Regulatory Financial Performance, etc.

  • Manage and co-ordinate processes by setting accurate timetables, key performance metrics and guidance to ensure delivery to agreed timescales and stakeholder requirements.

  • Act as a business partner for assigned stakeholders to support them in generating and interpreting business information and using it effectively to make informed business decisions.

  • Proactively build own knowledge of RIIO T2 and its impact on the industry and the business to support key decisions and advise and guide own business area.

  • Proactively seek opportunities to enhance operational efficiency through best practice.

  • Review and challenge Entity performance to provide insightful reporting, aligned to group and entity targets.

  • Provide ad hoc analysis as and when required.

About You:

  • Fully qualified accountant (ACA, CIMA, ACCA or equivalent)

  • Excellent oral and written communication skills. The ability to summarise complex transactions, weighing up all the relevant factors, such as how transactions impact other areas of the business to senior management and in formal board papers

  • Working knowledge of ERP accounting system (e.g. SAP)

  • Working knowledge of financial modelling

  • Experience of leading planning, forecasting and budgeting processes

  • Working knowledge of balance and cash flow forecasting

  • Good commercial understanding and experience

  • Strategic finance leader with the credibility and strength to influence and shape decisions

  • Focused on the detail, with excellent analytical and problem solving skills

  • Excellent inter-personal skills with the ability to build relationships across the business and influence stakeholders

What we Offer:

A competitive salary of circa £60-65,000 per annum – dependent on capability and experience.

As part of our hybrid and flexible working approach, this permanent role offers a mix of office working in our Warwick office and home working. We can also offer some flexibility in terms of hours/ times.

As well as your base salary, you will receive a bonus based on personal and company performance and a competitive contributory pension scheme where we will double match your contribution to a maximum company contribution of 12%. You will also have access to a number of flexible benefits such as a share incentive plan, salary sacrifice car and technology schemes, support via employee assistance lines and matched charity giving to name a few.

About Us:

In the UK, National Grid plc don’t generate or sell energy – we join the dots to get energy from A to B. From making a cup of tea in the morning, to keeping the lights on in hospitals, our electricity network puts power in the hands of people. Without it, the world as we know it would grind to a halt.

The world of energy is changing beyond recognition. Working at National Grid, you won’t just be touching the lives of almost everyone in the UK – you’ll be shaping the way we use and consume energy for generations to come.

National Grid is one of the world's largest utilities, focused on delivering energy safely, efficiently, reliably and responsibly. National Grid is an international electricity and gas company and one of the largest investor-owned energy companies in the world. We play a vital role in delivering gas and electricity to many millions of people across Great Britain and northeastern US in an efficient, reliable and safe manner.

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