Vacancies Finance Analyst FP&A

Please Note: The application deadline for this job has now passed.

Job Introduction

** Remote/home working allowed **

Our people are everything to us. The way they deliver exceptional experiences every day for our customers, for their colleagues. The way they own what they do. Their 'Why's it like that?' curiosity. How they always think of others and work together to get things done. For us, for you, make do will never do. Good enough? Not even close. Come and do the best work of your life alongside lovely colleagues. Come to Saga.  

And right now, we are looking for a Finance Analyst to join our FP&A team. In this role, you will be responsible for financial reporting, planning and analysis following both internal and external reporting guidelines and requirements. 

This role is sure to offer great development opportunities and will have room for growth for the right person. 

You will bring experience working in the insurance or financial service industries and be either nearly or newly qualified. You will have strong Excel skills and be comfortable working with data. 

And in return, you can look forward to all the responsibility and involvement of an integral role, providing you with a fantastic opportunity to further develop your career with Saga.  

If this sounds of interest to you, we are keen to hear from you! 

Role Responsibility

  • Preparation of monthly management accounts and reports for the Insurance entities including preparation of analysis and commentary in relation to P&L, balance sheet and cash flow, at a level right for the intended audience 
  • Provide appropriate challenge and support to the commercial teams to deliver bi-monthly forecasts and longer-term projections which are challenging yet achievable 
  • Support the FP&A Leads with the planning and budgeting cycle for all Insurance entities 
  • Continuous design and improvement of existing financial planning processes to satisfy business requirements and support commercial decision making 
  • Support system development, implementation and change to deliver process improvement and enhanced management reporting 
  • Documentation of all FP&A systems and processes to minimise key person dependencies and enable cross-skilling of the team 

The Ideal Candidate

  • Experience in insurance or financial services sector 
  • Highly focused on presentational skills and visual impact of outputs on stakeholders 
  • Strong writing skills with the ability to consider the way stakeholders view the Insurance results and adapt the narrative accordingly 
  • Excellent communicator – clear and concise so that senior leaders from both finance and non-finance areas can understand the issues quickly and make right business decisions 
  • Excellent time management skills, pro-active approach, and ability to prioritise work effectively 
  • Advanced skills and knowledge of PowerPoint and Excel, including financial modelling experience and advanced data analytics. 
  • Nearly or Newly Qualified Accountant, with demonstrable reporting and commercial experience 

Our values are:

  • Precision Pace - Always owning and making things happen
  • Empathy – Always aware of others
  • Curiosity – Always asking why
  • Collaboration – Always one team, the Saga team!

Package Description

The standard benefits when you join Saga include: 

  • Remote working available where possible

  • The choice to buy a further 5 days annual leave per year 

  • Free private medical insurance after 1 years' service 

  • Workplace Pension 

  • AXA Be Supported 

  • A range of reductions and offers from leading retailers, travel groups and entertainment companies

About the Company

Having spent our first 30 years focused on travel, Saga launched Saga Magazine and developed home and motor insurance and financial services in the 1980s. Private medical and pet insurance followed in the 1990s, along with the launch of our own cruise ship operation. The strength of the Saga brand provides the Group with the ability to develop in-house or partner with suppliers to offer our customers and members highly differentiated, competitively priced products which meet their evolving needs.

Saga exists to help our customers and members lead the life they want to lead. To succeed in this, we know that the most important thing to do is to listen to our customers and members. At the heart of our business model is our drive to know more about our customers’ wants and needs so we are best placed to serve them.

Applying this approach over the past 70 years has enabled us to become the UK's specialist provider of products and services to people aged over 50 in the UK. The Saga brand has become one of the most recognised and trusted brands amongst UK consumers in this demographic and is recognised for its high quality products and exceptional standards of service. These include cruises and holidays, insurance, personal finance and the Saga Magazine.

When you join Saga you will see that we are committed to treating all employees fairly and to offering equal opportunities in all aspects of employment and advancement.

We value diversity not just because it is the right thing to do, but because diverse teams perform better. Creating a culture in which everyone feels welcome and offering equal opportunities in all aspects of employment and advancement is incredibly important to us. Fair consideration is given to applications from all applicants, including those with disabilities and those over who are over 50 as we are champions of age inclusivity.

We are an official Disability Confident Committed employer and ensure that our recruitment process is inclusive and accessible and we will make reasonable adjustments as required.

We are a member of the 30% Club and partner with Women Ahead which offers us a fantastic opportunity to take part in a leading, global, cross-company, leadership mentoring scheme to champion female talent.

We are a signatory of the Armed Services Covenant and have received a Silver Award from the Employer Recognition Scheme. 



To all recruitment agencies: Saga does not accept agency CVs unless specifically engaged on the role by the HR Recruitment Team. Please do not forward CVs to our recruiters, employees or any other company location. Saga is not responsible for any fees related to unsolicited CVs.



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