FP&A Analyst – Bristol

FP&A Analyst

Westerleigh Group



Are you an experienced FP&A Analyst / Commercial Finance Analyst / Finance Business Partner looking for a role where you can really add value with your insight?

If so, we would love to hear from you!

Like many of our employees, you might not have considered our industry before, however with ongoing business growth and a management team who will invest in you and your career, you will find this one of the most varied and rewarding opportunities you could ever imagine.

The role

Our finance function is on a journey with some exciting transformational projects underway.

This role is a blend between traditional FP&A Analysis and business partnering.

Where you can truly add value will be in your ability to manipulate large volumes of data by bringing it to life, telling the story and identifying trends to provide meaningful insight.

We are looking to develop our capability with Power BI tools which we can provide training on and see this becoming a powerful tool for you to work with and evolve as a part of this role.

If you enjoy being in the detail, can work with ambiguity and would feel comfortable putting forward new ideas as a fresh pair of eyes, then please keep reading!

Role purpose:

Provide analysis of financial and non-financial data from multiple sources to support operational decision making and help the Senior Leadership Team understand the current and future potential financial, commercial and operational performance and efficiency of the Group and/or business divisions.

Business Partnering/Analytical Role

Production and development of key reporting packs including weekly flash results, monthly MI, department dashboards to support decision making and track performance against KPIs.

Conduct in-depth analysis of P&L performance, understanding revenue & cost drivers, and highlight risks or opportunities to plan.

Working with key leaders to analyse key commercial drivers/decisions and their financial and operational impact on the business e.g., pricing, margin, purchasing, capex investment, marketing effectiveness, volume analysis, rebates, customer analysis, customer services performance, capacity optimisation.

Ownership & development of models for analysing internal and external sources of industry and competitor data and using this data to assess impact and potential opportunities.

Ownership of key reconciliations across data systems (operating system, management reporting, BI) supporting “one version of the truth” data construct.

Supporting senior leadership team with report content.

Maintaining an impartial view supported by strong data analytics.

Analysis of competitor activity to help inform for key decision making e.g. pricing.

Ad hoc analysis as required by senior management or other departments in the Group.


Co-ordinating departmental budget/forecast submissions.

Analysing previous budgets and forecasts and performing variance analysis

Production of key budget/forecast, input assumptions, and provide challenge where appropriate.

Contribute to the development of budget/forecast models to understand future performance and guide business strategy.

Support in preparing board & banking presentations.

Systems & Data

Assist in implementation of BI reporting tool including requirements gathering, tool selection and report design. Assist in data management and consistency.

About you

Strong FP&A Analyst / Commercial Finance Analyst / Finance Business Partner background with the ability to manipulate large volumes of data, adding value by identifying and communicating the story and trends.

Experience in developing and designing reports & using BI tools (e.g. (Power BI, Google analytics, Hotjar) would be beneficial although not essential. We can provide training as these tools will become an integral part to the future of this role.

Highly numerate with experience of statistics data analysis.

Driven, problem solver with a desire to learn new skills & systems to further career progression and develop the role.

Commercial acumen with gravitas and credibility.

Full / part qualified / working towards a CIMA / ACCA qualification. Ongoing career development will be supported.

Advanced Excel skills (knowledge of advanced formulae/Power Query etc).

Detail orientated without losing sight of the big picture.

About Westerleigh

Westerleigh Group has been building and managing Crematoria for over 30 years and we care for over 60,000 cremations and burials every year. Our first site opened in 1992 in a village called Westerleigh, near to Bristol. We currently have over 400 colleagues and 39 sites across England, Wales and Scotland with plans to continue growing responsibly.

We have established a reputation for creating beautifully landscaped, high quality and peaceful facilities where families can remember and celebrate the life of their loved ones. Our core objective is to deliver the highest possible standards of care in a way that is uniquely personal.

We play an active part in the local communities that we serve and in 2022 our sites have raised over £400,000 to support local charitable causes and projects.

Our letters to heaven post boxes continue to capture hearts and minds. An inspirational idea from the daughter of one of our colleagues.

In 2021 Distinct Cremations was formed as part of the Westerleigh Group and caters to the direct cremation market.

What We Offer

If you would like to join the Westerleigh team, you can be sure of a warm welcome, ongoing development and investment in your career, and a sense of pride by becoming a part of a business that truly makes a difference.  No two days are the same and many of our Managers have progressed upwards within the business.

The values we live by are Safety First, Exceptional Care, Uniquely Personal and One Team.

In addition to salary, you will also be eligible for the following benefits:

Performance bonus (Company & personal objectives) 5%

23 days holiday + bank holidays (increases with service)

Life Assurance

Access to a wide range of retail discounts and wellbeing support

Ongoing Learning and Development

Pension scheme

Employee Assistance / Occupational health support Program

Headspace: Mindfulness App

Mental Health First Aiders

Free Cremation: Immediate family

Bereavement Leave

Enhanced maternity & paternity pay

Recognition scheme

Free Flu jab

Snack boxes / fruit boxes on site

Free parking

What next? Start a rewarding career with us by applying today.

We reserve the right to close the application window earlier if a significant number of applications are received.


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