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Finance Analyst (FP&A)



Posted 2 weeks ago

Join Rapha's Dynamic Finance Team and Propel Your Career in a Passion-Driven Environment


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Rapha, a leader in the cycling industry, is seeking a diligent Finance Professional to join its vibrant team. This position offers the chance to work in a spirited environment focused on advancing cycling culture. Rapha is not just about high-quality cycling apparel; it's a community that invests in its employees, offering flexible working hours, study support, and a robust benefits package, including generous discounts and parental leave.

  • Assist in financial planning, budgeting, forecasting, and strategic planning.
  • Engage in KPI analysis, capital expenditure analysis, and prepare reports for executives and the Board.
  • Manage treasury functions, including cash flow reporting, currency requirements, and liquidity analysis.
  • Partner with various business channels to provide financial insights and reports, influencing commercial decisions.
  • Analyze cost variances, identify financial risks and opportunities, and communicate findings to leadership.
  • Relevant degree or part-qualified with a strong understanding of accounting and financial reporting.
  • Commercial acumen with advanced Excel skills and a fast-paced work ethic.
  • Excellent communication, analytical, and organizational skills.
  • Ability to work under pressure and meet tight deadlines.
  • Desirable: Experience with Power BI, Microsoft Business Central, cash flow management, and retail environments.
  • Interest in cycling or sports is advantageous.

The Role

As a key member of the Rapha finance team, this role is responsible for supporting the execution of the financial planning process as well as taking a key role in partnering with senior stakeholders in the business and aiding in commercial decision making. The role encompasses budgeting, forecasting, long-term strategic planning, KPI analysis, analysis for capital expenditure, executive and Board reporting, treasury analysis as well as month-end deliverables.


Financial Planning:

  • Work closely with the Head of Finance and FP&A Manager to support the delivery of full business budgets, rolling forecasts and long range models as required

  • Work closely with channel owners across the business to produce and collate forecasts

  • Work with budget holders and business partners to prepare forecasts for central and regional marketing

  • Responsible for managing the forecasting system loads and reconciliations


  • Prepare the weekly cash flow report file, explaining variances to forecast and weekly movements in inflow and outflow forecasts.

  • Analyse weekly bank balances and payment runs alongside the Head of Transactional Services to manage currency requirements.

  • Prepare the currency cash flow model, formulate quarterly hedge requirements and provide cash and liquidity analysis.

Business Partnering and Reporting:

  • Business partner with channel owners and budget holders as required

  • Produce monthly reports using a range of sources, with a focus on sales, margin and variable costs across all territories

  • Provide routine and ad-hoc reporting and analysis to the team and to business partners which includes key metrics, financial results and variance reporting

  • Own monthly Flash reporting

Cost Analysis:

  • Complete monthly overheads variance analysis; understanding movements and highlighting any risks or opportunities to the Budget/Forecast

  • Summarise and explain variances for senior leadership, enabling the right decisions to be made

  • Work with management accountants and budget owners across the business to understand and challenge their costs each month, ensuring commercial basis and accuracy

About You:


  • Solid understanding of accounting and financial reporting - relevant degree or part qualified

  • Strong commercial and analytical mindset

  • Proficiency in working in a fast-paced, complex, dynamic, global business environment

  • Advanced Excel skills

  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills

  • Strong academics

  • Strong organisational skills; ability to manage multiple projects in an efficient way

  • Ability to work under pressure and to tight timelines

  • Energetic, excited to learn with a growth mindset

  • Flexible approach to work, acting in the best interest of the business


  • Experience with Power BI and/or Power Query and/or working with data cubes

  • Experience with Microsoft Business Central

  • Experience working with cash flow and/or treasury forecasts

  • Passionate about cycling or other sports

  • Experience in a multi-territory, multi-currency retail environment

  • Commercial understanding of retail gross margin

Working at Rapha 

We are continuously looking into ways to invest in our employees and build a better working culture and environment. Here are just some of the internal benefits we offer.

  • Flexible working hours

  • Support ad-hoc remote working during the week - Minimum 3 days in office

  • Study support for ACCA or CIMA (courses and first time exams up to 4 per year)

  • Free barista coffee and Thursday afternoon social drinks in the office

  • Monthly department social events and quarterly office social away days

  • We offer a flexible riding benefit to allow you to go out riding on a Wednesday morning with colleagues or learn to cycle through our Getting Started Scheme.

  • We offer all our employees a 50% apparel discount

  • An annual clothing allowance

  • Free membership to the Rapha Cycling Club

  • Company Pension Scheme

  • Enhanced Parental Leave


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