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A&M Finance Analyst

Reading, United Kingdom

United Kingdom - English

Job Description

Auto req ID: 166949BR

Job Description

PepsiCo UK is home to some of the world’s most loved food and drink products. Making every day favourites like Walkers Crisps and Quaker Oats, we have a fantastic reputation for developing and launching products that our consumers love. We pride ourselves on being a great place to work and have recently been voted a Top Employer for the seventh year in a row!

We’re looking for a high performing A&M Finance Analyst to join our FP&A team based in Green Park, Reading. PepsiCo is $67billion global business and it’s extremely complex. Our Finance community make sense of it all by tracking our overall business performance and helping maximise our financial performance. Our planning and commercial finance teams partner closely with internal client groups to support them at a local level.
Key accountabilities
  • Partner with budget owners to manage current year A&M & G&A budgets to target, providing accurate, clear and insightful performance reporting to both marketing directors and Finance team. Use review meetings with cost centre owners effectively, to influence decision-making.
  • Take the lead on identifying potential over-spends or under-spends in your budget areas, building options and action plans to ‘course-correct’ collaboratively with your budget owners.
  • Develop robust budget forecasts and annual budget plans, partnering with marketing directors/ budget leads to ensure spending plans are aligned with them and accurately reflect the activity plans of their team, and to maximise the effectiveness of investments made.
  • Steward the month-end process for cost areas within your control, ensuring all expenditure is recorded accurately and all necessary financial controls are maintained at all times.
  • Initiate and implement process improvements to make the budget management process more efficient and simpler for both the cost centre owners (and their teams) and for the Finance team.
  • Identify opportunities to spend money more productively and partner with your cost centre owners to implement these plans.
  • Support the implementation of new financial systems (and improvements to existing ones), specifically the new marketing management tool
  • Provide analytical support to cost centre owners and Finance teams on ad hoc projects as required e.g. analysis of particular spend items, expenditure trends and effectiveness
  • Support the build of overall UK Operating expense at key points in the planning cycle (for example in the roll up and analysis of new forecast)


Qualifications & requirements:

  • Qualified accountant (e.g. ACCA, ACA, CIMA)
  • Good systems skills - strong Excel ability, good financial systems skills (Oracle preferred, not essential)
  • Strong attention to detail – accurate financial reporting and planning, robust execution of financial controls
  • Good analytical skills and numerical judgement – able to explain expenditure variances, forecast spend accurately, design robust processes and systems
  • Good collaborator and influencer – able to partner with cost centre owners to challenge the cost base, to develop budget forecasts and course-correction plans, and resolve contentious issues (e.g. budget overspends)
  • Good process planner and manager – able to develop and own budget forecast process for cost centres within remit of role
  • Well-organised, self-sufficient and proactive - able to prioritise many competing priorities to deliver independently against deadlines
  • Passion for spending money efficiently and reducing ‘non-value added’ spend
  • Can-do, flexible attitude with resilience– able to respond to rapidly changing and often urgent priorities

Relocation Eligible: Not Applicable
Job Type: Regular