Full Time

Financial Planning & Analysis Manager

Closing date Wednesday 30th June 2021

Employment Type

Full Time



The Role

The Travel Chapter Group, incorporating Holidaycottages.co.uk and other holiday cottage acquired businesses, is an award-winning holiday letting company with over 30 years’ experience specialising in quality holiday properties across the UK.

We pride ourselves on our extensive and varied portfolio of properties, and always strive to exceed the expectations of our holidaymakers and property owners alike. With over 350+ staff across the UK,  a thriving portfolio of 7000+ properties across the UK and taking 150,000+ bookings a year, you can expect to work in a progressive and agile team.

The Financial Planning & Analysis Manager will be responsible for supporting and assisting the Head of Financial Planning & Analysis, and wider Finance Team. The successful applicant will be confident liaising with all departments to provide accurate, clear, and timely reporting to support decision making.


We are looking for

Skills and Experience Required:


  • Strong understanding of financial statements through working within a busy finance or accounts department.
  • Excellent IT skills, particularly working with Microsoft Excel to manipulate large data sets, and experience with PowerPoint and an understanding of PowerBI.
  • Experience with SQL to extract datasets for analysis.
  • Strong communicator of complex financial information both verbally and visually.
  • Well organised and able to work well under pressure managing multiple projects and to tight deadlines.
  • High attention to detail, approaching all tasks with an analytical mind.
  • Qualified or part qualified accountant.

Working Hours

  • 37.5 hours per week
  • Normal working hours are Monday to Friday, 9:00am - 5:30pm

Work Location

  • Home working and Head Office in Bideford as required (open to flexible options including remote working for the right candidate). 
What will you be doing?

Main Responsibilities:

  • Maintaining key financial models, incorporating reforecasting and scenario analysis.
  • Preparing financial reporting for the Board and other senior stakeholders, working with the wider teams to ensure reporting is provided accurately and on time.
  • Provide support in preparing and monitoring budgets.
  • Proactively identify and investigate variations in KPIs, providing analysis and suggestion to support decision making.
  • Ensuring external reporting deadlines are met.
  • Preparing other monthly key business summaries and ad hoc analysis and reporting as required.
  • Involvement in a broad range and size of finance projects.
  • Upholding professional boundaries at all times, working confidentially and with discretion across all tasks.
What's in it for you?
  • Competitive salary
  • Company pension scheme 
  • Travel Chapter Employee Rewards - Exclusive staff discounts
  • Healthcare Cash Plans
  • Employee Assistance Programme
  • Life Assurance Scheme
  • Exclusive staff holiday discounts  
  • 25 days holiday per year plus bank holidays 
  • Cycle to Work Scheme
  • Regular social and team events
  • A relaxed, friendly and fun work environment
  • Time for training and self-improvement
  • Highly effective, motivated and supportive team members!