Finance Manager

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Finance Manager – Financial Planning & Analysis

Finance Department

Swindon Head Office - Hybrid

About the role


This role sits within our FP&A (Financial Planning & Analysis) team, within our Finance division. In basic terms, our FP&A team is tasked with empowering Arval UK by formulating the best plans, and providing insightful reporting and analysis. They do this through delivering fantastic fundamentals, and focus on five core strengths: exploiting data, keeping it simple, being nimble, business partnering and storytelling.


As a Finance Manager within our FP&A team, you will take ownership for a wide variety of responsibilities: leading the production and co-ordination of our budgets and quarterly forecasts; analysing and reporting on our monthend results; and leading the provision of MI and performance dashboards. 


Importantly, you will communicate the story behind the numbers. Additionally, you will have ownership of our financial margin (income from leasing) as well as managing key stakeholder relationships with the Group team in Paris.


This role is vital in leading the provision of timely and accurate information to key internal customers from across the business, enabling them to make the decisions needed to achieve our strategic objectives.


You will be managing a small team.




What’s in it for you?


The role receives a benefits package at pay zone level B3.



This includes a basic salary of range of £54,000 to £64,000 plus up to £8,900

Bonus and a company car or cash allowance (£6,000 per annum).


We operate a hybrid-working model, which means employees can equally split their time between working in the Swindon office and remotely, which for most people means home.




You will also enjoy the outstanding benefits including;


·         Private Healthcare (AXA PPP)

·         Life Assurance

·         Company Pension scheme

·         A range of personal flexible benefits

·         25 days holiday, your birthday off plus bank holidays

·         Free Parking (when onsite)

·         Free Gym onsite (In Swindon and Manchester)

·         Access to great discounts on our products and services

·         To celebrate your 1st year you can enjoy a ½ holiday or a £75 Love2Shop voucher

·         Paid eye tests and £50 towards your lenses

·         Volunteering days

·         Charity Fundraising

About You


We are looking for someone who can demonstrate experience within an FP&A role, along with a proven accurate and structured work ethic and capability. Secondly, you will need to be able to clearly articulate, with excellent communication skills to a senior level. Your ability to analyse data, crunch the numbers and then tell the story will guarantee your success.


The chances are you will be a qualified Accountant, although we are very happy to consider someone qualified through experience too.


Some line management or supervisory experience will certainly add to your application. As will experience of interacting collaboratively within a Group business.




Key Skills required:

  • Qualified Accountant (through experience is OK)
  • Ability to tell a story with data
  • Effective communication skills
  • Structured approach in your work – accuracy is important
  • Experience within an FP&A team
  • Capability to build relationships with stakeholders at all levels



As a high profile role within Finance, success would certainly enhance your personal brand internally and really help satisfy ambitions for someone career motivated.




Application process


Following application, you will contacted by our of our internal recruitment professionals. 


Applicants invited to the “next stage” will complete an online video screen. This way, you can tell us all about yourself, before we shortlist who to select for interview. You will be able to do this on your mobile phone, tablet or laptop 24/7, giving you complete flexibility.


Final stage will be a face-to-face interview in our Swindon office.




About Us

We are Europe’s No.1 vehicle leasing provider with a clear vision for sustainable mobility. Mobility is as simple as someone moving from point A to point B, however and whenever they choose. We know that for 2021 and beyond, being innovative and creative, developing existing products and introducing new ones quickly into the mix is what our customers want, whilst we also focus on leading the way forward on Climate Action within the mobility industry. Luckily, at Arval, we have an excellent pedigree in all things mobility, and the launch of our five-year plan, Arval Beyond, puts us out in front, leading the way. Find out more about our plan here: Arval Beyond

We truly believe all our Journey Makers help us shape our story – and make history in the process. Come, join our family, and be part of it too.


Culturally, we are a friendly bunch - more human, than corporate. We expect a lot but know that works both ways so offer our Journey Makers a fantastic employee experience end to end.


We are proud to celebrate the diverse nature of our customers and our hugely diverse teams, where everyone feels safe to be their authentic self. We support all our local communities and groups and actively encourage people from underrepresented backgrounds to apply to become part of our family. We do not discriminate based on race, colour, religion, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, national origin, genetics, marital status, disability or age – or any other category you can think of, and we have a strong “speak up” culture through which we support and ally with all group our Journey Makers identify with.


We are a family-friendly employer with a culture based on trust, autonomy and flexibility and believe everyone has a voice and the opportunity to make an impact.


Here is a recent video we put together that shows life at Arval: The Journey Makers


About Arval BNP Paribas:

Founded in 1989 and fully owned by BNP Paribas, Arval specialises in full service vehicle leasing. Arval offers its customers – large international corporates, SMEs and professionals – tailored solutions that optimise their employees’ mobility and outsource the risks associated with fleet management. Expert advice and service quality, which are the foundations of Arval’s customer promise, are delivered in 29 countries by over 6,500 employees. Arval’s total leased fleet adds up to 1,103,835 vehicles throughout the world (December 2017).

Arval is a founding member of the Element-Arval Global Alliance, the longest standing strategic alliance in the fleet management industry and the worldwide leader with 3 million vehicles in 50 countries. Within BNP Paribas, Arval belongs to the Retail Banking core activity.