Nomad Foods Europe / Birds Eye

FP&A Manager MU (7 Month FTC)

Job Locations UK-Greater London-Hammersmith
Posted Date 3 weeks ago(31/05/2024 17:01)
Job ID
2024-5098
# of Openings
1
Category
Accounting/Finance

Overview

Nomad Foods was formed in 2015 and with revenues of €2.6bn is the largest frozen food company in Europe. Nomad owns a portfolio of leading brands including Birds Eye, Findus and iglo, supplemented in 2018 with the purchase of Goodfellas Pizza and Aunt Bessie’s, and in 2021 with the purchase of Ledo and Frikom.

 

We manufacture and distribute a range of branded frozen food products across 22 European countries with the United Kingdom, Italy, Germany, Sweden and France representing our five largest markets.

 

The long-term goal of Nomad is to develop a global portfolio of best-in-class food brands by growing organically and through strategic M&A.

 

We are proposing that our new  Shared Finance Centre will house both our Financial Accounting teams and our Financial Planning and Analysis Centre of Expertise. 

 

Our vision is to build trusted, equal partnerships through the delivery of timely and valuable services that will ensure growth and business success for Nomad Foods. The team will deliver a step change in performance through a relentless focus on excellence in execution and continuous improvement, enabling us to simplify and standardise our processes and procedures, which in turn, enables quality decision-making, delights our customers and supports Nomad Food’s business objectives.

 

The Shared Finance Centre will be an outstanding place to work for finance professionals, with new and exciting opportunities to develop careers and by being recognised alongside the very best by our people.

 

Our FP&A Managers are responsible for driving annual planning, forecasting, reporting and analytics for our business units and central functions, including standard management reporting. The FP&A Manager will be responsible for the ownership of analytical standards for reporting and modelling KPIs and as a key financial liaison, partnering with the various departments across the business unit.

Responsibilities

  • Oversee the close of month end, including the involvement in the preparation of monthly data reporting packages that includes analysis of key KPIs and actual versus plan variances and the production of a comprehensive explanations of differences as well as the impact of drivers on budget/forecast
  • Reviewing data from multiple systems and stakeholders, providing commentary and narrative, and supporting the FP&A Analysts as they identify trends for key KPIs, actuals, budgets and forecasts
  • Conducting analysis and variances to prior periods, which includes owning the developing of recommendations for leadership and finance business partners (FBP)
  • Enhance data governance processes by improving the quality and integrity of data collected, analysis performed, and reports generated
  • Running simulations of various “what-if” scenarios using insight and critical thinking to evaluate and recommend solutions
  • Development of forecasting models
  • Ownership of relevant country information, including the classification, quantification, and forecasting of reliable, accurate, comparable, and timely data
  • Reviewing quarterly performance analytics and reports before presenting to leadership with guidance from FP&A Manager
  • Produce routine and ad hoc financial models to support leadership, FBPs and FP&A Group in decision making
  • Facilitate standardisation and sharing of best practice across FP&A Centre of Excellence (CoE) team
  • Contribute to continuous improvement of systems and processes
  • Support automation and enterprise consolidation of data used in monthly, quarterly, and annual performance reports
  • Ensure SOX control environment is maintained

Qualifications

Essential

  • Bachelor’s degree in business administration, manufacturing or related field required
  • Fully qualified (ACCA, ACA, CIMA, or equivalent)
  • Minimum 1-3 years of relevant experience in production planning, forecasting, reporting for manufacturing related fields
  • Experience with planning systems and reporting technology
  • Experience with business intelligence tools and developing data visualisations
  • Excellent communication and written skills with the ability to engage people at all levels both internally and externally
  • Ability to constructively challenges assumptions and thinking

Desirable

  • Previous Finance experience within an FMCG business
  • Manufacturing Experience
  • Very strong analytical and forecasting abilities
  • Strong modelling and solid database skills required

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