Head of FP&A (Financial Planning & Analysis

£65,000 - £70,000 (DOE)

Head of Financial Planning & Analysis (FP&A) – The Compleat Food Group

Join us at The Compleat Food Group, a leading force in the chilled food industry, as our Head of Financial Planning & Analysis (FP&A). 

You will be at the forefront of our strategic central financial operations, driving growth, and ensuring financial excellence across the business. As a key member of our finance leadership team, you will spearhead our 3-Year plan process, lead our comprehensive budgeting efforts, and ensure precise financial forecasting and reporting. This role is pivotal in blending analytical prowess with strategic financial oversight to support our ambitious growth and innovation objectives.

Role to be based from either our Nottingham, Crewe, or Milton Keynes sites, with travel to our Nottingham site weekly with added benefit of WFH flexibility.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Strategic Planning: Lead the 3-year plan process, developing long-term forecasts and conducting ad hoc scenario analysis to guide strategic decisions.
  • Budget Management: Oversee the budgeting process, coordinating assumptions, timelines, and deliverables. Ensure a streamlined reporting process for our annual budget.
  • Forecasting: Direct monthly forecasting activities, providing various levels of detail to accurately predict financial outcomes and support business needs.
  • Financial Reporting: Compile and issue comprehensive weekly reports, integrating site and commercial activities to provide clear financial insights.
  • Central Costs & Recharges: Guarantee the regular and accurate processing of central costs, such as payroll, and manage recharges in alignment with agreements.
  • Credit Management: Prepare quarterly information packs for credit insurers and agencies, enhancing our financial credibility and stability.
  • Investor & Acquisition Support: Play a crucial role in investor relations and acquisitions, offering expert advice on due diligence, forecasting, modeling, and reporting.
  • Leadership: Serve as a mentor and coach within the Finance department and the wider business, fostering a culture of excellence and continuous improvement.

What We're Looking For:

  • Proven leadership skills with a talent for mentoring and development.
  • Exceptional analytical and problem-solving capabilities.
  • Advanced proficiency in Excel and financial modeling.
  • Ability to manage a demanding workload effectively, prioritizing tasks and balancing speed with accuracy.
  • Qualified accountant with 2 years+ post-qualification experience.

Why The Compleat Food Group?

As category leaders, we're dedicated to completely understanding our consumers and driving innovation. We challenge the status quo and have the courage to think differently. Our commitment to working at the right pace enables us to make clear decisions and meet our commitments – driving a positive difference and growth for our customers. We value everybody who works in our organisation. Everyone is treated with respect and encouraged to thrive and develop. Together we will become number one for culture.

Benefits to Include:

  • Support your future with our company pension scheme
  • 33 days Annual Leave (Inc flex Bank Holidays)
  • 2 Employee Volunteering Days per year
  • Informal and Formal training opportunities with online personalised LMS platform
  • Online and High-street retailer discount scheme and well-being portal
  • Employee well-being and community support groups
  • Charity Initiatives and Team events
  • 24/7 Access to Grocery Aid

The Compleat Food Group are proud to have built an inclusive and respectful culture where our colleagues feel safe, supported and valued. A place where they can bring their whole selves to work to achieve exceptional results and thrive.


We continue to attract diverse talent into our teams, because we know greater diversity leads to exceptional results and provides a better working life. That’s why we’re committed to ensuring Fairness, Equity, Inclusivity, and Respect in all that we do. 

Recruitment Agencies We have an active and trusted Preferred Supplier List to assist us if required. We do not acknowledge any speculative CVs or unsolicited candidate introductions from agencies.

If you're ready to take on a challenging yet rewarding role, driving financial strategy and operational excellence in a dynamic and innovative environment, we'd love to hear from you.

Apply Now to become the Head of FP&A at The Compleat Food Group and lead our financial journey to greater heights.