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Finance Planning Manager

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Location: [City], [Town]
Position Type: Full-time
Department [department]
Reports to [Role]

About Us

[Company Name] is a leading organisation in the [briefly describe your industry, e.g., financial services, manufacturing, etc.]. We are dedicated to [mention your company’s mission or vision], and we take pride in delivering [specific details about your products, services, or unique contributions to the industry]. Our team is committed to [describe company culture, values, and goals]. Join us and become a vital part of our workforce, where your role as a Finance Planning Manager will be instrumental in our ongoing success.

About the Role

As a Finance Planning Manager at [Company Name], you will play a critical role in managing financial planning and analysis within our organisation. You will be responsible for [list key responsibilities and tasks], including overseeing budgeting, forecasting, and financial reporting processes, supporting informed decision-making, and ensuring the financial stability and growth of the company.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Develop and manage the financial planning and budgeting process, working closely with department heads and senior management.
  • Create accurate forecasts and plans based on historical data, market insights, and company goals.
  • Implement effective reporting systems and dashboards to track key performance indicators (KPIs) and financial metrics.
  • Collaborate with cross-functional teams to ensure data accuracy and consistency.
  • Monitor financial performance against budgets and forecasts, providing insights and recommendations for improvements.
  • Identify opportunities for process enhancements and cost optimization.
  • Support strategic planning by providing data-driven insights and financial analysis.
  • Prepare and present financial reports to senior management and key stakeholders.

Knowledge and Skills Needed

  • Bachelor’s degree in finance, business, or a relevant field. Master’s degrees or relevant certifications are a plus.
  • Proven experience in financial planning, budgeting, forecasting, and analysis.
  • Strong understanding of financial principles and the ability to work with complex financial data.
  • Proficiency in financial modelling, data analysis, and reporting tools, including Excel and financial software.
  • Excellent communication, presentation, and interpersonal skills.
  • Strong problem-solving and decision-making abilities.
  • Adaptability to changing priorities and a dynamic business environment.

Person Specification

We are seeking a dedicated and results-oriented individual who can effectively manage financial planning and analysis, supporting informed decision-making within the organisation. The ideal candidate will possess the following attributes:

  • Proactive and goal-oriented with a track record of delivering accurate forecasts, budgets, and financial reports.
  • Strong organisational skills and the ability to manage complex financial data.
  • Collaborative team player with the ability to communicate financial insights effectively.
  • Analytical mindset to identify areas for process improvement and cost optimization.
  • Adaptability to changing priorities and ability to handle high-pressure situations.
  • Dedication to maintaining high standards of data accuracy and financial reporting quality.

What’s in It for You

  • Competitive salary and benefits package.
  • Opportunities for professional growth and career advancement within a reputable and growing organisation.
  • A dynamic and inclusive work environment that encourages innovation, teamwork, and professional development.
  • The opportunity to make a significant impact by optimising financial planning and analysis processes.
  • Work with a team that is passionate about [mention company values or mission].
  • Access to [mention any specific perks, training, or additional benefits your company provides].

Join our team at [Company Name] and take on a pivotal role as a Finance Planning Manager, contributing to the financial stability and growth of our organisation. If you are a results-driven financial professional with the skills to manage financial planning and analysis effectively, we would love to hear from you.

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