Posted time 07/06/24 Location London, United Kingdom

Role Overview

We have an exciting opportunity for someone to join us as a Financial Analysis & Planning Manager (FP&A Manager) to work in a truly global environment.  Your primary responsibility will be to act as a number two for the Head of FP&A, ensuring smooth functioning of the department to free up time to focus on broader strategic projects and initiatives. You will be responsible for overseeing the day-to-day operations of the FP&A team, working with the ESG and Sustainability teams to develop the reporting framework, providing guidance, and ensuring accurate financial analysis and reporting.

Business Overview

Established in 1783, ED&F Man is an employee-owned agricultural commodities merchant with 2,800 people in 43 countries and annual revenue in excess of $8bn. We trade sugar, coffee, molasses, animal feed and pulses. Corporate responsibility is ingrained in our culture. We are passionate about sustainable production, take care to limit the environmental impact of our operations and actively support the communities in which we work.

Key Accountabilities

  • Collaborate with the Head of FP&A and Group Finance Director to develop and implement strategic initiatives to optimise the efficiency and effectiveness of the FP&A function, including the development of necessary new reporting structures.
  • Collaborate with the ESG team to ensure accurate and transparent ESG data reporting, contributing to building trust with stakeholders and promoting ethical and sustainable business practices.
  • Integrate ESG metrics into the financial planning and analysis process to provide a comprehensive view of the company’s performance, ensuring that sustainability considerations are embedded in strategic decision-making.
  • Develop and integrate robust ESG reporting processes into the overall financial reporting framework to ensure consistency, accuracy, and transparency in sustainability disclosures.
  • Keep up to date with evolving ESG disclosure trends and regulatory requirements, ensuring proactive compliance and alignment with new expectations and standards.
  • Assist in the development of long-term financial plans, budgets, and forecasts in alignment with corporate objectives and market trends.
  • Provide mentorship and guidance to the central finance team, ensuring the production of high-quality management information and analysis in a timely manner.
  • Develop and maintain highly effective key relationships with the business unit support teams and CFOs.
  • Transaction and M&A support, including ad-hoc analysis and reporting as required
  • Help shift the focus of FP&A from Data and Analysis to Insight and Action.
  • Process development, including:
    • Incremental improvements and process re-design of the annual group budgeting process.
    • Developing and enhancing the internal reporting processes.
  • Planning and analysis, including:
    • Accurate and high-quality reporting, budgeting, and forecasting.
    • Detailed P&L, balance sheet and cash flow analysis.
    • Project management – support the senior team with project work by producing and updating financial models and forecasts, challenging assumptions, managing internal stakeholders, presenting data-driven recommendations, and assisting with execution.

Skills and Experience

  • Qualified accountant (CIMA, ACCA, ACA) with post qualification experience in FP&A, Risk or product control function of large global organization (preferably commodity trading).
  • Experience building and maintaining financial models and driving business decision support of complex business situations.
  • Advanced proficiency in financial modeling, Excel, and other analytical tools; experience with ERP systems (e.g., Dynamics) preferred. Experience with Hyperion (HFM) preferred.
  • Good level of business and commercial acumen.
  • Excellent communicator (written and verbal) and relationship builder; hands-on and self-driven, not in need of high oversight and supervision with a keen eye for detail.
  • Proactive and goal orientated.
  • Experience in preparing professional reports and presentations.
  • Project management skills

As an ever-friendly reminder: Researchers have found that men apply to roles when they meet an average of 60% of the criteria. Women and other underrepresented groups tend to apply only when they check every box. If you are interested, but don’t feel like you meet every single point on the job description, please still apply!

Our Offer

We provide a fast-paced, stimulating and truly global environment, which will stretch your abilities and channel your talents. We also offer competitive salary and benefits combined with outstanding career development opportunities in one of the global leaders in soft commodity trading.

Our Values

Respect, Integrity, Meritocracy, Client Focus, Entrepreneurship

Our values define who we are. They are the fundamental beliefs that determine our actions and guide our behaviour. They influence the way we communicate and collaborate, and define the way we engage with our clients, partners, and communities. Our values are underpinned by a set of essential behaviours, which form part of our performance management approach. Delivering on our objectives is very much about ‘what’ we do, but these essential behaviours also provide a guide and measure for ‘how’ we do things. Our performance essentials are Take Initiative, Self‐Management, Deliver Results and Collaboration.

Our Commitment

We are committed to creating and sustaining an inclusive and diverse work environment where all employees are treated with dignity and respect. We are committed to promoting equal opportunities in employment and are focussed on actively building and developing diverse teams. All qualified applicants will receive equal treatment without regard to race, colour, sex, gender, age, religion or belief, ethnic or national origin, marital or civil partner status, physical or mental disability, military or veteran status, sexual orientation, gender reassignment (identity, gender expression), genetic information or any characteristic protected by local law.

We are willing to make any reasonable adjustments throughout our recruitment process.

To apply you must have the right to work for the country of application,