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Financial Planning Analyst

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Internal use only - Grade F

About us.

We are The Very Group and we’re here to help families get more out of life. We know that our customers work hard for their families and have a lot to balance in their busy lives. That’s why we combine amazing brands and products with flexible payment options on to help them say yes to the things they love. We’re just as passionate about helping our people get more out of life too; building careers with real growth, a sense of purpose, belonging and wellbeing.

About the team.

The role sits within the Group Planning Team, a pivotal team within the Finance Community of The Very Group.

Our team is responsible for the creation and delivery of financial plans that support the overall strategic goals of the Group. Our work ensures accurate, quality information is shared with a wide range of stakeholders, both internal and external.

We develop close relationships with all teams across Finance and teams across the wider business.

Success in the team requires an engaging individual who embraces every challenge, who can communicate effectively and will seek to find better ways to achieve the team’s goals.

About the role.

Working within the Group Planning team on delivery of Annual Budget and Rolling Forecast cycles to support the Board and Executive Team on key business decisions.

Success in the role demands the timely delivery of accurate, well-presented and relevant planning information in a user-friendly form, which is capable of being modified quickly to meet the ever-changing needs of its users. A team player who is able to build cross functional relationships is vital.

Key Responsibilities.

  • Project manage the annual Budget process and Rolling Forecasts
  • Assist with preparation of all planning analysis and presentations
  • Develop relationships that allow open communication across finance enabling effective process delivery
  • Ownership of key Planning responsibilities, driving ongoing process improvements
  • Challenge assumptions identifying risks and opportunities
  • Understand the commercial drivers of the Group’s performance to provide commercial insight
  • Support the preparation of Five Year Plans
  • Provide financial modelling support.
  • The role also involves ad hoc analysis which may require direct interaction with various management levels including Exec.

About you.

  • A qualified accountant is preferred but part-qualified applicants will be considered if exceptional.
  • A self-starter with the social confidence and charisma to develop highly productive stakeholder relationships.
  • Able to challenge upwards and cross-functionally and welcomes being challenged.
  • Technically excellent with the ability to deal with complexity and communicate complex financial matters in simple terms.
  • First-class analytical skills with the ability to interpret critical information and data.
  • To be comfortable working to tight deadlines under pressure.
  • The ability to navigate and thrive successfully through a complex and demanding business.
  • To be able to accept ambiguity and embrace change

Some of our benefits.

  • £1,000 flexible benefits allowance to suit your needs
  • 30 days holiday + bank holidays
  • Udemy learning access
  • Bonus potential (performance and business-related)
  • Up to 25% discount on

How to apply

Please note that the talent acquisition team are managing this vacancy directly, and if successful in securing this role, you will be required to undertake a credit, CIFAS, Right to Work checks and if a specific requirement of your role a DBS (criminal records) check. Should your application progress we require you to let the team know if there is anything you need to disclose in relation to any of these checks prior to them being undertaken, including any unspent criminal convictions.

What happens next?

Our talent acquisition team will be in touch if you’re successful so keep an eye on your emails! We’ll arrange a short call to learn more about you, as well as answer any questions you have. If it feels like we’re a good match, we’ll share your CV with the hiring manager to review. Our interview process is tailored to each role and can be in-person or held remotely.

You can expect a two-stage interview process for this position:

1st stage - An informal 30-minute video call with the hiring team to discuss your skills and relevant experience. This is a great opportunity to find out more about the role and to ask any questions you may have.

2nd Stage – A one-hour formal interview where you can expect both competency and technical questions. This can be held either in-person or remotely.

As an inclusive employer please do let us know if you require any reasonable adjustments.

If you'd like to know more about our interviews, you can find out here.

Equal opportunities

We’re an equal opportunity employer and value diversity at our company. We do not discriminate based on race, religion, colour, national origin, sex, gender, gender expression, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, or disability status.

We will ensure that individuals with disabilities are provided reasonable accommodation to participate in the job application or interview process, to perform essential job functions, and to receive other benefits and privileges of employment. Please contact us to request accommodation.

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