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FP&A Manager

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Contract type: Permanent
Location: Dunstable
Categories: Finance

As Costa Coffee joins forces with The Coca-Cola Company, we continue with our rapid expansion using different business models around the globe, it’s vitally important that Costa Finance is able to plan, monitor and evaluate that growth. It’s also essential that its financial planning processes are standardised, efficient and effective.


Costa Coffee is all about the people and if you share our passion for coffee, enjoy putting a smile on people’s faces, and love making things happen, you’ll find a very warm welcome at Costa. We like to keep it simple and inclusive so there’s no pretension, no elitism and very few dos and don’ts. (This means slurpers are welcome, we find dunkers divine, and a dab of froth on a customer’s nose makes our day.) We encourage trust and empower our people to feel supported and make their own decisions. And we love a can-do attitude, boldness and the courage to create positive change. Some companies spout this kind of froth but don’t back it up in their actions, but at Costa Coffee we’re genuine. We really mean what we say, and we’re committed to our people, our customers and our growth plans.


Who we’re looking for

The ideal candidate will have a results-focused aptitude for commercial finance work, an inquisitive mind and effective interpersonal skills, where you have the gravitas to liaise with and challenge senior members of the business.  Excellent excel modelling skills, with strong analytical ability and forecasting skills are a must, as well as the following -

  • Graduate-calibre qualified accountant (ACMA, ACCA, ACA) – minimum 4-5 years PQE
  • Good academics undergraduate degree, first time passes in accountancy exams
  • Experience of analysing and conveying complex ideas to non-finance colleagues
  • Experience of financial support to a multi-site, multi currency retail or hospitality business.
  • Commercial experience/ experience of support operations/management teams
  • Experience of working in a finance team of a large company and across the function


What you’ll be doing

The FP&A Manager provides key support to the Costa FP&A deliverable's. This includes personally supporting and owning the relationships with 2 Business Units, building cross functional understanding and challenge of business plans and performance. The role will involve significant interaction and the need to influence the Divisional Finance Directors and Costa CFO. The key deliverable's for the role are the set piece financial planning processes for Costa along with all centralised business unit consolidation and group level reporting. The role will drive standardisation, clarity of financial drivers and ensure timely and accurate performance understanding to the appropriate standard. It will also identify and lead challenge with divisional FDs in the Business Units they are aligned to.


What we want to give you

  • Competitive salary + car allowance.
  • Join the Costa Pension Scheme
  • BUPA Healthcare
  • 25% discount off Costa Coffee – but free when you’re working of course!
  • Incentives, bonus, development and career opportunities


We want Costa to be a great place to work. We welcome people with opinions and ideas, and we value enthusiasm and a passion for great coffee. Working for Costa is about knowing what we stand for, standing out from the crowd, and not taking ourselves too seriously. Follow the beans and apply to be part of the #CostaCoffeeAdventure.

Whitbread is an inclusive employer, strongly believing that everyone is unique and there should be no limits to ambition. We welcome your application whatever your background or situation. We are open to flexible working and, where possible, will try to support this.

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