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Financial Planning Manager

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Position Title: Financial Planning Manager
Location: [City], [Town]
Position Type: Full-time
Department: Finance
Reports to: Chief Financial Officer (CFO)

Company Description

[Company Name] is a thriving retail organisation committed to delivering top-notch products and services to our customers. We are seeking a detail-oriented and experienced Financial Reporting Manager to join our finance team and oversee accurate and timely financial reporting for our retail operations.

Job Description

As the Financial Planning Manager, you will play a crucial role in developing and overseeing financial planning, budgeting, and forecasting activities for our retail division. Your insights will contribute to informed decision-making and financial success.

Financial Reporting

  • Lead the annual budgeting process for the retail division, collaborating with department heads to ensure alignment with business goals.
  • Develop and maintain accurate financial models to support strategic planning.


  • Drive the development of timely and accurate financial forecasts for the retail business.
  • Monitor actual performance against forecasts, identifying key variances and providing actionable insights.

Retail Analytics:

  • Analyse retail performance metrics, including sales trends, product profitability, and store-level performance.
  • Provide insights to optimise inventory management, pricing strategies, and promotional activities.

Strategic Planning:

  • Contribute to the development of long-term strategic plans for the retail division.
  • Evaluate potential investments, market opportunities, and other strategic initiatives.

Financial Analysis:

  • Conduct comprehensive financial analysis, identifying key performance indicators and areas for improvement.
  • Collaborate with cross-functional teams to understand business needs and financial implications.

Team Leadership:

  • Manage and mentor a team of financial analysts within the retail finance department.
  • Foster a collaborative and high-performing team culture.


  • [Add required and desirable qualifications]
  • Proven experience as a Financial Planning Manager.
  • Strong analytical and problem-solving skills with a focus on retail-specific metrics.
  • Excellent communication and presentation skills.
  • Advanced proficiency in financial modelling and data analysis.
  • Leadership experience with the ability to motivate and guide a team.

Additional Information

oining [Company Name] means being part of a vibrant and innovative retail environment. We offer a competitive salary, comprehensive benefits, and opportunities for professional development. If you are a strategic financial professional with a passion for the retail industry, we invite you to apply and contribute to our continued success.

[Company Name] is an equal opportunity employer. We celebrate diversity and are committed to creating an inclusive environment for all employees.

This job description is a generic template and can be customised to align with the specific needs and values of your company.

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