Financial Planning and Analysis Manager

Job Title: Financial Planning and Analysis Manager
Contract Type: Permanent
Location: London
Salary: £60000 - £68000 per annum
Start Date: ASAP
Reference: AW220618_1536765669
Contact Name: Goodman Masson Ltd
Contact Email:
Job Published: September 12, 2018 16:21

Job Description

Goodman Masson is pleased to be working with a leading bio-medical research business to recruit their new Senior Financial Planning & Analysis Manager.

This organisation works with world-renowned scientists in state-of-the-art facilities to research and develop solutions to some of the most challenging issues affecting human health.

This is an excellent role for a senior FP&A specialist who is looking for an inspiring place to work where you can add real value.

The Senior FP&A Manager will work with the scientific teams to provide decision support and to deliver robust budgets, forecasts and 5 year strategic plans. This will require strong business partnering skills and the ability to build accountability and understanding of finance processes across a large stakeholder group.

Key responsibilities:

  • Working with senior management and budget holders to consolidate and deliver the annual budget and five-year plan
  • Managing the development of resource allocation and costing models that will support internal management and the needs of funders
  • Managing the production and development of the standardised monthly reporting to budget holders, Management Team and Board
  • Supporting Management in developing and delivering efficiency plans and ensuring value for money across the operations teams
  • Ad hoc analyses as required

Who are we looking for?

  • A proven team player, able to work flexibly with others and contribute effectively across a broad range of activities
  • Able to act credibly and persuade, negotiate and influence at senior level
  • Able to demonstrate significant and creative problem-solving based on analysis of complex data and with a focus on driving value
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills, able to engage with people at all levels of the finance team and non-finance members of staff
  • Able to plan and prioritise work
  • Excellent attention to detail
  • Financial planning and analysis experience at senior level
  • Experience of financial modelling and reporting
  • Expert in Microsoft Excel and have a working knowledge of the other Office products
  • A qualified accountant


  • Experience working with unit costs, activity information and benchmarking
  • Experience using Agresso and developing system-based internal financial analysis and reports
  • Experience dealing with re-charges
  • Experience working in a diverse and complex organisation
  • Experience of university, NHS or bio-medical research environments
  • Experience managing or dealing with grants

If you are looking for a role in a pioneering, inspiring business where you can have real impact in decision making and business direction, please apply asap.