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FP&A Analyst

Bristol, England, United Kingdom

FP&A Analyst

  • NE01916
  • Bristol, England, United Kingdom

About us

We're a truly international company, forth largest in our industry and operating across 120 markets. An inclusive, innovative global FMCG business supported by over 27,500 employees. As we embrace a new era of growth, we are transforming. Our ways of working and culture are driven by a challenger mindset, constantly questioning the status quo. Our agility and entrepreneurial spirit, alongside award winning development programmes, enable innovation and success while creating exciting and rewarding career choices.

As we move forward, our customers will be at the heart of what we do, evolving to needs and expectations and committing to a more meaningful contribution to harm reduction by building a successful NGP business. Integral to our long-term success is our sustainability strategy, behaving responsibly and supporting our ambitions, all underpinned by high governance.

Encouraging inclusion at local levels and supporting a developing and robust diversity agenda globally, we’re fully committed to creating and maintaining an environment that celebrates and respects difference.

The role

We are currently recruiting a FP&A analyst in our Bristol office , you can be a qualified accountant with P&L Forecasting experience.

In this role, the post holder will be responsible for the financial reporting and analysis for the UK market including profit and working capital forecasts. The finance forecasting analyst has a detailed understanding of the variance to forecasts and is able to provide commentary and analysis on the UK as well as the cluster (UK, Ireland and Channel Islands) to meet the needs of the business.                                                         

Key accountabilities

Responsible for supporting the forecasting and planning process by producing ongoing financial forecasts (P&L and Working Capital) for the UK.


  • Update financial model, P&L and working capital, using inputs gathered from across the business to ensure that financial forecasts embed the latest operational plans.
  • Calculate full variance analysis versus forecast and collaboratively work with others across the business to provide insightful commentary.
  • Monitor risks and opportunities and look to recommend on when to embed them into forecast
  • Detailed understanding of the tobacco P&L and working capital in order to explain and present financial information in a clear way to senior stakeholders.

Finance Business Partner for smaller markets i.e. Channel Islands and strategic business units i.e. Rizla


  • Produce the financial forecast for the market or strategic business unit and have a detailed understanding to support the key stakeholders.
  • Prepare the financial sections of the management pack on a monthly basis.
  • Present the financial information to the leadership team at business reviews to ensure operational excellence and help drive key strategic decisions.


Completion of the financials into the monthly management reporting packs that support the strategic decision making of the cluster leadership team, Europe division and the exec.


  • Input of latest forecasted financials into management reporting packs and presentations.
  • Detailed analysis to support high level commentary on monthly variances to latest estimates, plan and last year.


Other Responsibilities

  • Ad hoc reporting and project work to support non-routine requirements.
  • Support other members of the FP&A team with their delivery to meet tight deadlines.

Skills & experience

  • Qualified accountant with an appropriate professional body
  • FP&A experience with an understanding of both P&L and Working capital
  • P&L Forecasting experience essential 
  • Expert in Microsoft Excel, SAP experience desirable
  • Previous experience of working in an FMCG company
  • Ability to analyse financial information and explain it clearly
  • Good communication and presentation skills with ability to convey financial information to non-finance managers
  • Ability to focus on completing a task with accuracy often to tight deadlines
  • Proactive outlook, suggesting and driving through improvements
  • Ability to stand back and understand the ‘big picture’ as well as the detail
  • Team player, but with the ability to act on own initiative when appropriate
  • Prepared to work outside of normal core hours to meet crucial reporting deadlines

What we offer

Imperial Tobacco offers a competitive package of salary, bonus scheme, pension and 25 days holiday (with an additional 4 days on top to cover the Christmas period and bank holidays).

Next steps

Interested applicants should apply with their CV highlighting their suitability for the role. 

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