Planning Analyst

The Role:

The Planning Analyst is responsible for the ongoing management of financial models, assisting in the delivery of the budget, forecasting and corporate plan process. Reporting into the Planning & Budgeting Manager, the Planning Analyst will also ensure alignment with the relevant Price Controls.


Duties and Responsibilities:


  • Assist the PBF Senior Analyst and Senior Lead in preparing financial budgets, forecasts and plans to primary financial statement level, with particular emphasis on the income statement.
  • Generate high quality templates to capture projected operating expenditure.
  • Oversee the collection of operating costs for corporate budgets.
  • Develop depreciation forecasts for both budget and corporate plans.
  • Assist in generating budgeting, planning and forecasting presentations.
  • Engage with relevant Finance teams to understand the movement in the cost base, ensure forecasts are in line with month end results and provide detailed commentaries on actuals vs forecast.
  • Assist in delivering submissions to the Economic Regulator in collaboration with the Business Partnering Team

Business Partnering

  • Liaise with the extended Finance team to obtain high quality financial information, analysis and interpretation of financials in a timely manner.
  • Develop and maintain working relationships with Business Unit Managers and the Finance Team by providing value add financial insights and advice.
  • Support the GNI Business Partnering team in the coordination and delivery of both the annual budget and quarterly forecast processes for Asset Delivery & Asset Management, monitoring performance of results against the same.
  • Lead WIP reviews for capital projects and manage Oracle approvals.
  • Assist in approving purchase requisitions to ensure costs are captured in the correct projects and licensed businesses.
  • Assist in ensuring that financial concerns or issues in relation to opex/capital projects and opex costs are well understood and addressed by the Business.
  • Ensure that costs are capitalised in line with IFRS, work with other functions to ensure all assets are commissioned in the correct licensed entity and in a timely manner.


Knowledge, Skills and Experience: 

  • Relevant third level degree and at least 3-5 years relevant experience.
  • A recognised accounting qualification (ACA; CIMA; ACCA; CPA).
  • Financial planning and business partnering experience desirable.
  • Experience in planning, budgeting and forecasting activities including development of annual budgets, forecasting and variance analysis.
  • Familiarity with models and data analytics tools.
  • Proven ability to create and develop good working relationships to facilitate the accomplishment of work goals, coupled with the ability to gain commitment from others
  • Experience with identifying improvement opportunities, generating ideas and implementing solutions.
  • Excellent analytical and problem-solving skills, coupled with the ability to generate innovative technical solutions as required.
  • Ability to set up ongoing procedures to collect and review information as needed.
  • Proactively identifying new areas of learning and using newly gained knowledge and skill on the job.
  • Ability to set own high standards of performance and delivering desired results.


Applications, including current Curriculum Vitae, should be emailed to the following address stating the job title and reference number in the subject line of your email:

The closing date for receipt of applications for this vacancy is the 7th July 2022

Please note that applications submitted after this closing date will not be accepted.


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