Aviva London, UK
Financial Planning & Analysis Manager " Finance " London The Role Aviva Investors has refreshed its business strategy and is embarking on a period of significant transformation with ambitious performance targets. The FP&A Manager is responsible for managing the annual planning and quarterly re-forecasting process, delivering timely and insightful analysis to facilitate performance challenge and active course correction by the Executive team and their direct reports and support Group and Board reporting and messaging. Financial Planning & Analysis team provides insight and challenge to ensure Aviva Investors business leaders develop, agree and deliver on ambitious, strategically aligned and financially disciplined plans. Responsibilities Support the Senior Financial Planning & Analysis Manager by ensuring delivery of and continuously improving Aviva Investors planning, forecasting, monthly MI Works with the Senior Financial Planning & Analysis Manager to prepare high quality, timely CFO Board papers, Business Review Meetings (BRMs), and supporting analysis Works with Senior Financial Planning & Analysis Manager, to coordinate activities and develop plans that are strategically aligned. Engagement with Finance Director, CFO, Finance Business Partners and other key business contacts on performance developments, challenges and insights. Contributes to streamlining the planning and forecasting process and providing insightful analysis through Anaplan system development Utilises financial analysis, top-down modelling and external insights to identify areas to improve, clearly present business performance, challenge viability of plans / forecasts and present insights to enable timely intervention Maintain active dialogue and strong working relationship with Group FP&A team, other Aviva Finance teams Work with the Capital and Risk team on annual stress testing the Plan Support on ad-hoc analysis and broader FP&A team activities as directed Requirements Essential Experience as an FP&A Manager in complex organisations (ideally in Asset Management) or equivalent experience of management and improving annual budget and re-forecast processes Good understanding of strategic / business issues and investor relations Understanding of financial systems and processes Sound knowledge of investment management business Significant analytical skillset, including the utilisation of BI and reporting tools Strong quantitative abilities Able to solve complex problems Excellent communication skills (written and oral) and stakeholder management Strong influencing and interpersonal skills A demonstrable ability to prioritise, multi-task and work to tight deadlines Ability to challenge and drive forward change Advanced computer software skills, including writing macros in Excel Experience working on Anaplan and Qliksense would be preferable Highly Desirable Qualified Accountant or equivalent Degree qualified or equivalent About us We are proud to be a different kind of asset manager; our intelligent and innovative solutions are based entirely around our clients needs, not ours. Aviva Investors is a global asset manager with expertise in real estate, fixed income, equity, multi-asset and alternative investments. We are proud to stand out in our field as our intelligent solutions are based around our clients objectives, not ours. About us Inclusion and diversity We are a global organisation with thousands of employees and customers from different cultures. Weve built our approach to inclusion and diversity on the principles of respect, valuing differences and inclusion. One of Avivas core values is Care More, and this is bought to life through the flexible ways we like to work. This may include working from home some of the time, or flexible work schedules to accommodate parent and carer responsibilities, further studies and hobbies. Whats important to us is that you are supported to do the best work of your life. Our culture and values You will be assessed against the Aviva values: care more, kill complexity, never rest and create legacy.