Group FP&A Manager

  • CMC Markets
  • London, United Kingdom
  • 08/04/2024
Full time Forex Fintech Finance

Job Description

We are looking to hire a Group FP&A Manager to be a key strategic business partner for C-Suite level stakeholders, senior leadership teams across the business and the wider Finance department. Through the preparation of the Group budget and quarterly updates, along with providing strategic analysis of the existing business and geographic or product expansion, the successful candidate will have exposure to all aspects of this fast-moving business. In this role you will analyse and develop business information, give strategic advice to management of all levels and provide support for the wider Finance team. Providing support analysis for external reporting.

Monitoring business strategy

  • Competitor analysis
  • Provide information and data to senior management to aid and direct strategy development
  • Provide support in analysis of potential value and monitoring success of new strategic opportunities for the Group
  • Carry out impairment assessments of intangible assets on the balance sheet as required
  • Support the development of external messaging of strategy and performance to the wider market, through trading updates and production of the Group Annual Report and Analyst Presentation

Office performance analysis, segmental reporting and stress testing

  • Provide monthly analysis of office performance, including identifying areas in which regions can improve performance. Work with regional heads to implement action plans where appropriate
  • Ongoing reporting improvements to evolve along with the business, with a focus on revenue drivers, office profitability, marketing performance and external reporting (including Analyst Presentations).
  • Extracting data from various systems used in Group reporting and summarising into insightful information for management
  • Work with BI team to ensure consistent reliability and timeliness of data provided to the FP&A team
  • Support the Risk and Prudential Reporting departments with stress testing requirements, including providing insight and challenge on suggested stress scenarios, and support delivery of regulatory reporting
  • Support the business and senior leadership team in reviews of the Group cost base, including proposing appropriate cost allocation methodologies

Forecasting and reporting

  • Lead the forecasting process along with the wider FP&A team:
  • Work with Marketing and Client Management to model sales pipeline
  • Revenue forecasting, including engaging both Trading Desk and Distribution departments to ensure upcoming changes to the business are captured and company-wide buy in of targets
  • Assist in development of Group financial performance modelling and evaluation as the business grows and changes
  • Work closely with relevant financial controllers to understand and challenge the business cost expectations
  • Project capital and liquidity levels in conjunction with Risk department
  • KPI performance and benchmarks - continuously review, develop and improve KPIs
  • Production of daily and weekly revenue reports for senior leadership consumption
  • Responsible for the production of monthly senior management and board reporting


  • Management of one junior member of the FP&A team, ensuring their professional development and engagement within the company

Key Skills & Experience

  • Qualified accountant (ACA/ACCA/CIMA)
  • Good Excel skills (to macro level preferred)
  • Good presentation skills, able to produce concise documents that deliver meaningful information
  • Strong analytical and organisational skills
  • Strong communication skills and the confidence to question
  • Attention to detail is critical
  • Proactive and open to change
  • Strong systems knowledge
  • Knowledge of financial markets