Anaplan – Planning & Reporting Manager

  • Location

    City of London

  • Sector:

    Accountancy & Finance

  • Job type:

    Permanent

  • Salary:

    £70,000 - £80,000 per year

  • Contact:

    James King

  • Contact email:

    james.king@altumconsulting.co.uk

  • Job ref:

    JK2984

  • Published:

    28 days ago

  • Expiry date:

    2021-05-06

  • Consultant:

    ConsultantDrop

​My client an international media business is looking for an experienced Anaplan user to join the Group FP&A team and take ownership of all planning and reporting for the group using Anaplan. This is an exciting opportunity for someone interested in data/systems side of finance to really immerse themselves in the area.


Key Responsibilities:

  • Ownership of the Anaplan platform throughout the business. Setting design standards and agreeing the development pipeline.

  • Full life-cycle project involvement: Working with a wide variety of stakeholders throughout the business to identify and propose new model builds; turning these plans into designs; building and supporting implementation of models.

  • Supporting all Anaplan models, helping to maintain the integrity of existing Anaplan models, providing maintenance/development and user support as required.

  • Work in conjunction with other local and global Finance teams to drive best practice and consistent processes with the on-boarding and alignment of FP&A processes and reporting across the Group.

  • Supporting monthly processes as required (model roll-forward, Group consolidation, reconciliation, and production of KPI packs).

  • Support global finance projects including balance sheet reporting, cash flow reporting and management of foreign exchange exposure.

  • Responding to requests for ad-hoc analysis as required.

Key skills required:

  • Strong understanding of the challenges of working within a global, multi-channel business – multiple currencies, time zones, products, business models.

  • Practical financial model builder with examples of successful model implementations and strong skills and experience across Anaplan and Excel. Experience with data and reporting tools is a plus.

  • Strong knowledge of financial and accounting principles, including the relationship between the three financial statements. Professional qualification (ACA, ACCA, CIMA) is desirable but not essential.

  • Analytical mindset - the ability to analyse financial data at a high level of detail but also to be able to step back and see the bigger picture.

  • Ability to adapt to changing situations and requirements.

  • Passion for learning and developing others

  • Data driven with a commitment to process improvement

  • A clear and confident communicator able to convey recommendations and opinions to both senior and junior stakeholders with a high degree of professionalism and integrity.