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Junior FP&A Analyst

Bristol, England, United Kingdom

Junior FP&A Analyst

  • NE01977
  • Bristol, England, United Kingdom

About us

Imperial Tobacco UK (ITUK) is one of the largest Fast Moving Consumer Goods (FMCG) companies in the United Kingdom.  Our mission is to create something better for the world’s smokers, whether that’s via a tobacco portfolio that offers consumers comprehensive brand choice or through our best-selling e-vapour brand, blu. ITUK is part of Imperial Brands PLC, a dynamic FTSE30 FMCG company, and is a certified Top Employer 2018.  For you, that represents an amazing opportunity - this is a place where ambitious, smart and independent people can really make an impact.

The role

As FP&A analyst you will be reporting into the FP&A Manager for the UKI cluster. Responsible for supporting the analysis of ongoing financial forecasts (P&L and Working Capital) for the UK’s current financial and outer years and internal reporting to meet the requirements and deadlines of the UKI Cluster, Europe Division and Group. This is an exciting entry point to the UKI FP&A Team as well as the wider Imperial Finance organisation.

Key accountabilities

Responsible for the completion of 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 financial information into management reporting packs and presentations.
  • Continually looking for ways to build in automation to deliver faster completion.
  • Detailed analysis to support commentary on monthly variances to latest estimates, plan and last year.
  • Regular review of financial information provided within reporting packs to meet stakeholder needs.


Provide monthly, YTD and milestone financial analysis on cluster variances versus latest forecast and business plan


  • Calculate full variance analysis versus forecast/BP and work with other teams within finance to ensure alignment.
  • Collaboratively work with others across the business to provide insightful commentary.


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.

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

  • Part Qualified accountant with an appropriate professional body
  • 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 skills
  • 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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