We’re looking for a hard-working, ambitious and highly analytical Finance Analyst to join the FP&A team here at Butternut Box. The successful candidate would need to be a qualified accountant (or close to completion) with FP&A experience, strong Excel skills and be keen for a step up into a fast-paced start-up environment where comfort with ambiguity is a must.
📣 A bit about the role.
As FP&A analyst you will provide support to the business spanning all aspects of reporting, planning, forecasting and budgeting as well as insightful analysis to help the company meet its objectives. You will examine what we’ve found so far, and based on your analysis we’ll be making strategic decisions about where we head next. You will be comfortable both analysing bulk data and owning projects. In this role, you can expect to:
- Support with and lead up parts of the semi-annual budgeting processes.
- Model out multiple scenarios for different product / market launches and growth initiatives. We are expanding into Europe quickly; this role will help us prepare for new market launches and will work closely with international teams to support their success.
- Work with Marketing to understand in granular detail: CPA, future growth rates, retention, channel effectiveness and where to allocate resources, different customer profiles, etc.
- Partner with the Ops teams to help them understand and optimise their unit economics, from supply chain to manufacturing to fulfilment.
- Hosting 4 weekly periodic business reviews (PBRs) with business leaders to ensure we are having the right discussions and making timely decisions based on business performance.
- Be responsible for the 4 weekly rolling forecast process, taking the output from our management accounts and liaising with different business leaders to ensure they understand and correct potential deviations from plan, all with a view on how this impacts the business over the short, medium and long term.
- Understand the risks and opportunities facing the business, help define strategies for how these can be mitigated or capitalised upon and hold those responsible to account.
- Communicate and present analysis regularly to senior management, discussing findings that will impact future strategies.
- Prepare materials for bi-monthly board meetings.
- Produce timely outputs for ad-hoc requests both internally and from the Board such as cohort analyses, LTV & payback rates, retention metrics, margin drivers, cost saving initiatives, working capital improvements and sensitivity analyses.
- Recommend and own specific departmental goals each quarter with an aim to constantly drive improvements in our reporting processes, critically analyse business performance, keep the business forward looking and lead to better internal decision making.
👋 A bit about you.
- CIMA/ACCA/ACA qualified
- 2 years+ professional experience in FP&A / finance / commercial roles
- Proven self-starter with an entrepreneurial 'can do’ attitude
- Highly inquisitive and analytical mind capable of complex problem solving
- Passionate about how numbers can be transformed into key insight
- Advanced financial modelling skills
- Strong data manipulation and analysis skills
- Ability to produce clear graphical data representations & present data in a clear way for finance and non-finance professionals
- Excellent communication skills
- Fine attention to detail with an eagle-eyed ability to spot trends and pick out inaccuracies
- A love for all things dogs!
🐶 A bit about us.
At Butternut, we put the food back into dog food. We believe dogs deserve to eat the healthiest, most natural and tastiest food with none of the nasties. That’s why we make freshly prepared dog food. Cooked like you would at home. Delivered in perfect portions. #LI-Hybrid
As a B-Corp certified company; you can be sure you are joining a sustainable company who care about our people, product and our impact on the environment.
Our goal is to help dogs live healthier, happier and longer lives whilst leaving humans smiling after every interaction. We’ve come a long way since our co-founders (Kev & Dave) hand-delivered the first Butternut Box, we now feed a lot of dogs across the UK - but we want to feed dogs everywhere. And to do this, we need a team of brilliant people who share that ambition to come and work with us.
🙌 A bit about what we offer.
- 25 days holiday (plus 8 bank holidays) and an additional day for every year of service
- 5 paid 'paws' days per year to support to learning and/or wellbeing
- £500 personal learning & development budget
- Butternut Box employee discount
- Enhanced parental leave
- Co-working office space. Flexible working hours and work from home options
- Cycle to work scheme
- Pension with NEST
- Private Medical Insurance with Vitality
- Lots of office dogs (Ajax, Brio, Luna, Basil, Peggy, Pip, Rudi, Indi, Gnocco and many more….)
❗️A few things to note:
- Butternut Box is an equal opportunity employer and we value diversity and inclusion. We welcome people of different nationalities, backgrounds, experiences, abilities and perspectives.
- As our business has grown so has our responsibility to our community, our planet and our business. We are not perfect, but we are committed to doing business the right way and continually improving our social and environmental performance.
- We are not looking for external agency support with this role.