Financial Planning & Analysis Manager

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Financial Planning & Analysis Manager

Knocknacarra - Co Galway

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RSA and

Founded in 1710, we are a 300-year-old organisation that is empowering people to put the right things in place to prepare them for their future so that they can live a more fulfilled life free from worry and anxiety.

Built on resilience, expertise and human empathy, we provide insurance that makes people’s lives easier. We learn from our experiences and build on our strengths every day to deliver the best products and services in the market. We are always searching for the best protection for our customers with our extensive range of Commercial and Personal Lines products driven by our network of Insurance brokers, scale partners and via our brand.

With a global footprint, we have leading positions in Scandinavia, Canada, the UK, Ireland and Middle East. In Ireland, we have offices in Belfast, Galway and Dublin, where we empower our people work flexibly to suit their needs and those of our customers.  We know that if we plan for tomorrow, we can truly make a positive impact on people’s lives today. 

Looking to the future

In order to be there for our customers during their greatest challenges we are looking for like-minded individuals who will embrace our strategy:

Our Vision — our ambition:
Prepared to make the difference

Our Mission — how we will live our vision:
Harnessing human expertise with agile technology

Our Purpose — why we go to work every day:
We are here to help people, businesses and society prosper in good times and be resilient in bad times.

Our Values — guide everything we do and show what we stand for:

Integrity, Respect, Customer-driven, Excellence and Generosity

Culture and Community

Culture and community is a key priority within our organisation. We strive to create a diverse and vibrant workforce where everyone feels valued, and everyone’s voice is heard. 

In RSA and career progression is nurtured and performance is recognised. We help people move forward in life that’s why we put steps in place to encourage our colleagues to learn, adapt and grow.
We cultivate an open and transparent culture where people can be their true selves. RSA and support a stimulated workforce where individuals feel more fulfilled in their role and more comfortable in who they are as a person. Most importantly, we care about our environment and the communities around us.

We support programmes and events that give back and enhance the lives of the vulnerable and those in need. We have a dedicated Corporate Responsibility programme that facilitates new ways of thinking to help reduce our carbon footprint, protect our planet for future generations and give back to our communities. 


Financial Planning & Analysis Manager- Galway

Exciting new opportunity within our Finance division, we are looking to hire an experienced Financial Planning & Analysis Manager to lead a team of 3 FP& A accountants based in our Galway office.  This role reports directly to Chief Financial Officer. 

This FP & A Manager will be leading a team that is responsible for managing the operational planning, forecasting and performance management (QBR) cycle for several businesses (operating as a Centre of Excellence).

You and your team will analyse, challenge, validate and present management information to the businesses that will help to create challenging business goals, maximise business performance and inform decision making throughout the planning and performance cycle.

You will add value through your ability to understand the links between business activities and business performance, challenge constructively, give early warning of performance issues and recommend remedial action and/or ways to maximise business performance. 
You will further add value through your ability to build relationships across all areas of the organisation and coordinate seamless delivery of all requirements


Key Responsibilities:

  • Leading and coordinating the development and delivery of the following, in accordance with Group/Regional protocols and timetables:
  • Annual Business Operating Plan
  • QBR information packs (results, performance analyses and commentary, forecast outturns, cashflow etc.)
  • Quarterly Forecasting process
  • Monthly MI packs for internal business customers and CFO
  • Centrally ensuring the financial content of the Operating Plan, Forecasts, monthly MI packs and QBR packs is timely, accurate, complete, based on reasonable commercial data or assumptions, and provides a true picture of the performance position or aspiration and associated risks/issues
  • Engaging with Finance Business Partners and/or business leaders to develop challenging and commercially sound business plans that will deliver the required business goals and fit with overarching regional/group goals and priorities
  • Engaging with Finance Business Partners and/or business leaders to facilitate understanding and interpretation of MI and its implications for business performance and to develop action plans to remedy underperformance and/or maximise opportunities to enhance performance
  • Engaging with the CFO and others as necessary to ensure they are fully informed and aware of the performance position prior to QBR meetings with region or Group
  • Leading and/or contributing to a wide variety of projects and initiatives as required
  • Contributing to the production of reports and presentations
  • Developing or recommending action to raise standards and improve operational effectiveness and consistency through process, technology and/or people capability development
  • Leading, motivating and developing a team to deliver high quality outputs in the most effective ways while ensuring their personal and professional development
  • Conducting team performance appraisals and reviews on a regular basis  
  • Adherence to RSA timetables and protocols for operation planning, monthly MI and QBR cycles
  • CFO, Finance BP and/or internal business customer feedback on:
  • Reliability and relevance of management information provided
  • Quality and commercial appropriateness of insight and recommendations
  • Foresight and ability to provide early warning and minimise surprises or spot opportunities
  • Added value e.g. savings or performance enhancements
  • Understanding of business goals, priorities and circumstances
  • Presentation of information (oral, written and graphic)
  • Accuracy and timeliness
  • Capability and development of FP&A team members e.g
  • Ability to choose and use a range of financial tools, techniques and software packages
  • Business and Subject matter knowledge and expertise



  • ACA, ACCA OR CIMA qualified
  • Previous experiences within Financial Services or Insurance is an advantage
  • Minimum 3 years’ PQE
  • Strong people managements experiences is essential
  • May have operational and/or management experience in other business areas besides Finance
  • Proven ability to work with the business to understand and interpret the practical business implications of financial data
  • Proven ability to anticipate business performance issues/opportunities and recommend appropriate action


RSA Insurance Ireland DAC and its affiliate companies consider applicants on the basis of qualifications and without regard to race, colour, religion, sex, national origin, age, marital or veteran status, sexual orientation, disability or any other legally protected status.

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