FP&A Manager

  • Location:

    London, England

  • Sector:

    Energy & Natural Resources

  • Job type:


  • Salary:

    £70000 - £75000 per annum + Bonus, Pension, LTIP

  • Contact:

    Chris Brannigan

  • Job ref:


  • Published:

    over 1 year ago

  • Expiry date:


  • Start date:


  • Consultant:

    Chris Brannigan

My client is a London listed Oil & Gas business in Central London who are seeking the addition of a strong qualified accountant to join their Head Office team as an FP&A Manager.

They have a strong production portfolio and are embarking on a period of restructuring owing to growth.

A vacancy has arisen for a qualified accountant (ideally ACA trained in practice originally) to manage the FP&A function and report into the Head of Finance.

Oil and Gas experience is advantageous but not essential.

Key responsibilities are:

Budgeting and forecasting

  • Maintain budget and monthly forecast models for P&L, Cashflow, Capex and BS.
  • Manage the annual budget process. Liaise with budget holders in order to prepare annual budget including sensitivity analysis and base vs stretch versions as required
  • Prepare the annual timewriting rate budget working with timewriters/department managers and their internal customers to ensure reasonableness and consistency of allocation of time.
  • Calculate the timewriting cost pool and ensure maximum recovery of costs while ensuring a fair and reasonable allocation.
  • Develop and improve models and reports in line with business requirements

Month end reporting

  • Manage the month end process and ensure that month is closed and reports/analysis provided in line with deadlines. Improve the accuracy and efficiency of the month end process.
  • Prepare the consolidated monthly management report including the revised annual forecast and variance analysis for CM, YTD and FYF providing useful insight into business performance.
  • Liaise with the operation teams and others as applicable regarding divisional numbers and analysis and perform critical analysis on the consolidated results

Staff management

  • Manage a team of two direct reports - (1)Treasury/G&A accountant and (2) AP assistant for unconventional and corporate activities. The principal areas covered are treasury, payroll, vat, G&A and AP.


  • Provide leadership to finance team on management reporting and budgeting activities and work with the wider Finance team to drive high standards in overall deliverables for the team
  • Improve efficiencies in areas within the scope of role
  • Contribute to various Finance or corporate projects as required
  • Contribute to annual audit/interim review as required (analysis for timewriting, G&A, forecasts for Going Concern, reconciliations etc.)
  • Assist the Group Financial Controller as required
  • Ad hoc requests as necessary

Key skills and experience

  • Qualified accountant (ACA, ACCA, CIMA) - ideally from a practice background
  • Excellent general accounting knowledge
  • Strong analytical skills and good attention to detail
  • Experience of maintaining complex excel models
  • Strong communication skills
  • Ability to take full accountability for deliverables within role
  • Good systems knowledge
  • Knowledge of financial reporting packages particularly SUN
  • Team player with a positive attitude who is capable of working on their own initiative and as part of a team


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