This role provides a focused resource to support delivery of the Group FP&A functions core deliverables. As well as supporting business performance, you will be responsible for driving the annual business planning and quarterly rolling forecast processes, liaising with Group and international stakeholders to support successful delivery. The role will also provide financial modelling expertise for projects, in addition to working closely with in-country and Group (UK) Finance, Treasury, Procurement and HR teams.
This is a dynamic role which allows the right candidate the opportunity to business partner across several functions across the Group, allowing for a comprehensive overview of how IPF operates across Home Credit and IPF Digital spanning 11 international markets.
You will be accountable for:
Budgeting & Rolling Forecasts
Support the Group FP&A SFM in compiling an annual budget & periodic reforecast timeline including comprehensive instructions and templates which are well communicated & clearly set out Group deadlines. Review and challenge country budgets/reforecasts.
Play a key role in providing analysis and a consolidated review of country budgets / quarterly reforecasts to produce the P&L, Balance Sheet & Cashflow at a Group level, liaising with international stakeholders and working closely with Group Reporting.
Ownership of scenario modelling for Group FP&A. Assess the current scenario model and work to constantly evolve the process and outputs to ensue they remain relevant and appropriate in line with business requirements. Evaluate alternatives and make recommendations for improvements to the Group FP&A SFM.
Assist with the preparation of Group presentations and Board papers to support the annual budget and periodic rolling forecast messaging internally and externally.
Identifying and analysing variances between actual performance and budget/rolling forecasts, highlighting key trends and exploring risks and opportunities.
Working closely with the Group BI & Reporting teams to create an Executive dashboard (financial metrics & KPIs) at Group level along with a forward-looking projection working closely with the European Home Credit & Digital/Mexico Home Credit FP&A Managers.
The production and ongoing assessment of Annual Bonus and Performance Share Plan (PSP) targets, providing periodic refreshes to inform RemCo (HR) on potential pay-out %.
Support Non-IT Procurement in performing regular financial assessments for existing & new suppliers where spend >£50k, clearly assigning a low/med/high risk recommendation.
Validating savings made by Non-IT Procurement, ensuring a consistent approach is in place and periodic tracking against the budget.
Understanding the actual UK cash position for borrowings and interest monthly vs budget.
Obtaining a high-level overview of how the consolidation process works in Treasury from
when markets submit cash flows to final borrowing numbers.
Perform periodic Liquidity stress-testing taking an active lead in working closely with the Treasury to produce meaningful financial analysis and clear recommendations.
Develop an understanding of TM1 (Group FP&A consolidation system), retaining knowledge within the FP&A team by working closely with the TM1 Systems Analyst.
Requirements of the Role
Educated to a degree level
Professional accountancy qualification desirable.
Excellent PC Skills (MS office), particularly in Excel and PowerPoint
Excellent communication and interpersonal skills
Highly numerate with attention to detail and excellent analytical skills
Excellent organisational and good prioritisation skills.
Shows initiative and proactive to deliver change
Strong influencing and negotiation skills
Ability and willingness to develop self
• Technical Accounting background desirable (IFRS9 – Revenue & Impairment)
• Experience of financial modelling and FP&A desirable
• Willing and able to travel internationally (infrequent)