This FP&A Gross Margin Manager role will support Connected Home. The key focus for this role will be to deliver standard reporting, financial modelling and insight into the Connected Home business globally making use of Power BI, Financial systems and Excel as required. Connected Home is a growing technology business with global aspirations and currently include the Hive brand. Connected Homes business delivered £46m revenue in 2017 with over 0.5million sales through the sale of a series of connected products including one-off product sales, subscription offerings and payment plans. Connected Home sells to customers in the UK, Ireland and North America, and has now expanded into mainland Europe. Sales have been generated through a variety of channels both direct to consumers via the hive website and BG engineers and through other retailers; partnerships with key retailers are also being developed.
The Connected Home FP&A Manager’s role will be to understand the Connected Home business, leveraging this to drive insight. The role will also involve automating reporting and insight into the financial performance of Connected Home through Power BI with the support of a developer working within the wider team. In additional to working with the finance partners, BPM teams and Connected Home finance leadership, the FP&A manager will play a key role in coordinating forecasting inputs and actuals for automated weekly reports.
The individual will be a Finance professional with confidence to present in monthly management review meetings with the business. Resilience and a flexible working style are also key in this business due to evolving processes and demanding stakeholders. The successful candidate will be required to learn and run new processes quickly and accurately and build relationships across the finance and business teams, while supporting the change agenda across FP&A.
This role will be Windsor based but require regular travel to London (Aldwych).
The Job role:
Build strong relationships across the Finance community and within the Connected Home business
Own the integrity of the data and reporting produced within Power BI and other finance systems, driving improvements where needed and advocating the use of the reports
Production of FP&A standard deliverables to the agreed format, timelines and quality through Power BI and Excel as required
Provide a quality response to ad hoc queries demonstrating business understanding and analytical excellence
Develop and deliver repeatable high quality analysis and clear messaging to support the business
Ensure forecasting models and tools are in place to provide accurate forecasts using historical and prospective information, to meet finance and business stakeholder requirements
Ensure clarity and consistency regarding assumptions taken and ensure sensitivities are understood
Apply Centrica standards of Financial Control to FP&A processes to ensure key financial processes are structured to deliver accuracy and financial integrity.
Qualified Accountant (ACA, ACCA, CIMA or equivalent)
Excel and SAP skills
Data manipulation and analysis skills - with an ability to summarise complex matters
Ability to manipulate large quantities of data to provide insight and model this information for forecasting
Continuous improvement – evidence of change delivery
Retail experience would be beneficial to this role
Able to work quickly and accurately under pressure to meet tight deadlines
Gravitas and confidence to present results in management reviews and to appropriately challenge the business
Able to build and maintain strong business relationships; to be seen as a trusted business advisor
Ability to identify a problem and think through an approach to develop a solution
Experience and impetus of working within a large organisation and using other teams and individuals to support you to achieve your deliverables
Develops an understanding of the business to translate operational drivers into insightful reporting
Ability to pro-actively develop positive and highly effective working relationships in a matrix structure.