FP&A Manager

Discipline: Finance & Strategy
Job type: Permanent
Salary: £75000 to £90000
Contact email: george@weareedenbrook.com
Job ref: J3923
Published: 18 days ago
The role is responsible for assisting the UK Head of FP&A and the UK FP&A team members in the preparation and delivery of financial management information and analysis within FP&A for the UK region. The role includes proving support to business partnering and insight, business planning and SBF, forecasting, quarterly management information, input into Lloyd’s reporting and development of direct report and finance team. Key Responsibilities & Accountabilities: • Be a finance business partner to Underwriting for a Global Product Line – including on financial reporting, planning and forecasting • Communicate and explain financial information within the business (Actuarial, Risk, UW, Capital) • Be inquisitive - provide insightful analysis and recommendations – delivering high quality understanding of the drivers of business performance • Assist in the preparation and review of the Syndicate Business Forecast (SBF) and UK Management GAAP Plan • Perform analyses of SBF and management plan output to help inform decision making and understand drivers of future performance • Support in production and review of quarterly and ad hoc forecasting across the full P&L and other financial statements • Analyse forecasting outputs to understand drivers of future performance and aid decision making • Help develop, maintain and extend forecasting capability • Support production and review of quarterly QBR, MI pack, board packs and underlying analytical schedules across the full P&L and other financial statements • Help develop, extend and maintain existing suite of reports • Assist in monitoring financial performance against identified benchmarks. Support improvement in consistency and efficiency of output • Where useful / necessary, help document and explain analytical processes • Provide insightful analysis and recommendations – delivering high quality understanding of the drivers of business performance • Support robust business performance review and challenge • Support preparation and review of quarterly reporting to Lloyd’s (QMA/B forward looking and analytical elements, Lloyd’s GAAP template) • Play an active and engaged part in the long term development of UK FP&A team output and capabilities • Contribute new ideas for fresh analysis, improvement of process and for making better use of technology • Work directly with other areas of the UK Finance team (Syndicate Production, Syndicate Reporting, and Capital) to ensure good communication and understanding between teams • Work collaboratively with other teams in the resolutions of queries, problems and in the improvement of team functioning • Proactively manage direct report, delegating tasks as necessary, to achieve outputs required • Be responsible for driving the professional development of direct report • Be an engaged, collaborative and approachable member of the team; both for direct report and for wider team members Qualifications & experience: • A highly effective communicator – able to convey complex information in a simple manner to a range of audiences in both written and verbal forms • Excellent commercial understanding, including experience of (re)insurance businesses • Strong analytical and modelling skills (Advanced Microsoft Excel) as well as PowerPoint skills • Excellent understanding of data flows and driving enhancements and change • Strong attention to detail and focused on the delivery of high quality work within agreed deadlines – including thorough self-review and error checking • Highly motivated, enthusiastic and structured working style • Ability to work under pressure to tight deadlines • Able to work with a good degree of independence but also as part of a team • Qualified accountant • Insurance (esp. Lloyd’s) experience • Highly numerate individual with financial modelling experience