Group Financial Planning Accountant


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April 28, 2022
Preston, United Kingdom
Job Type
£48000 - £50000 per annum
Start date
Contact Name
Rachel Holland
Contact Email


Company Details and Job Overview:

An award winning, large and diverse service based Group in Preston require a commercially minded senior finance professional with proven experience within an FP&A role. This new Group Financial Planning Accountant position includes a combination of routine reporting and project involvement which offers excellent business visibility within a complex Group business structure, compromising of multiple subsidiary business units.

Key Benefits/ Rewards on Offer:

“People” are at the forefront of this business and embedded within their core values. At all levels, employees are valued and rewarded in their roles.

The successful applicant will receive a competitive starting salary alongside a market leading benefits package inclusive of:

• Flexible working arrangements (36.25 hour week), including flexi-time and hybrid working
• Company pension
• Generous annual leave entitlement
• Range of health and wellbeing benefits
• Sick pay
• Comprehensive training and ongoing support to enable success in your role and career development
• Discounts, savings and cashback schemes

Your New Role as Group Financial Planning Accountant:

Reporting to the Group Head of Financial Planning & Reporting, this is a commercially driven role which has been designed to provide a planning and budgeting service for the Group. Specific responsibilities will include:

• Production of annual business plans for the consolidated Group and entities
• Production of cash flow forecasts
• Support with the annual budgeting process
• Involvement in various projects relating to future business strategy and system enhancements
• Developing and maintaining strong working relationships with various key internal stakeholders
• Being a key player in continual improvement initiatives, identifying areas for improved and robust controls

Experience & Qualifications Required to Apply:

To be considered, you will be a fully qualified and analytically minded accountant (CIMA/ACCA/ACA) with relevant experience within an FP&A remit. Commercially driven, you will ideally have large business exposure and strong Excel skills are imperative as you will be required to handle complex spreadsheets with large data volumes. Proven experience of implementing process improvements is also required and you will be a strong communicator, capable of maintaining strong working relationships with a variety of stakeholders.


To summarise, the successful candidate will form part of a rapidly growing and ambitious organisation where alongside routine duties, every day will provide something different. You will receive a good level of support from your line manager and career development opportunities will be available.

This vacancy is being handled by Rachel Holland at Kenton Black Finance.

Kenton Black Finance operate across the UK as a market leading recruitment partner, specialising in the attraction of finance talent across both permanent and interim requirements. With a team of dedicated experts, each with longevity operating in the finance arena, we maintain a proven track record and have established partnerships with businesses both large, small and those in their infancy. As market leaders, we provide recruitment solutions from entry level finance to directorship professionals. Operating from local offices in Preston, Manchester, Leeds, Liverpool, Birmingham and Glasgow, Kenton Black Finance remain a dynamic and effective recruitment partner who represent and attract only the finest finance talent in the local area and across the UK.

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