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Planning & Performance Analyst

About the role

As the Planning & Performance analyst, you will ensure that the organisation’s reporting and analysis are delivered to the highest quality and in support of the Head of Planning and Performance. The role combines insight, financial planning, management reporting, budgeting, forecasting, reforecasting, investment appraisal, general financial control support for the wider team.

This is an exciting new role in a relatively new company giving a rare opportunity to be part of the creation of reporting and forecasting tools as well as dealing with the intellectual challenge of analysing and understanding the development of a rapidly growing organisation.

One of the main deliverables will be the maintenance and evolution of the corporate financial model.  The model is critical for Sage’s planning, both in understanding the future funding needs as well as evaluating options.  The model is central to internal reporting, budget setting and for reporting to Sage’s investors.

The role will interact with key stakeholders both within the company.  The role will provide analysis and reporting to help them manage their part of the company or help the investors understand their investment.

Key Tasks

  • Maintaining the forecast models for the business
  • Providing variance analysis against these models
  • Helping create and produce the financial and non financial reporting set for the company
  • Analysing company performance (both financial and operational) to spot opportunities and issues
  • Responding to ad hoc information requests from both internal and investor stakeholders
  • Helping run the budgeting and forecasting cycle
  • Running short term cashflow and draw down forecasts


  • Delivery of accurate and insightful forecasts of the business
  • Highlight key risks and opportunities for the future operating business before they happen (early warning system)
  • Deliver financial and non-financial reporting and analysis
  • Providing financial support by way of training and explanation to operational heads and senior management team when required


Qualifications & Experience

  • ACA/ACCA/CIMA or equivalent (preferred not essential)


  • Financial model building
  • Financial reporting and analysis
  • Strong excel skills

  To apply for the above role please send your CV and a cover letter to our Head of Human Resources by clicking here.