Surgery Information / Job Description

The Pets at Home Vet Group has undergone significant growth. Achieved by both the acquisition of Vets4Pets and organic growth. We are the largest vet group in the UK and have made steps into the referral hospital market with the acquisition of several specialist ventures. This is an exciting time to join the Company as the Vet Group is part of the listed Pets at Home Group and forms a significant part of their future strategy and growth plans. This role is based in our state of the art offices near the Retail Outlet and Steam Museum in Swindon.

Forming a crucial part of the Finance department, the FP&A team leads the financial planning process across the business with high levels of exposure to the Vet Group Board. The team also provides financial stewardship to many key commercial expansion and change projects.

As a key member of the Finance team you will be the point of contact for the various Support Office functions as well as our colleagues at Pets at Home Group.

Key Responsibilities

  • Provide support with the periodic reporting process to Vet Group and Pets at Home Group – including board and bank reporting;

  • Own the Cost Centre review process with each Support Office function, including navigating each team to delivering on their financial commitments to the Group, and updating the Vet Group Exec on performance against expectations

  • Ownership of the CAPEX process across the Group, including enhancing the controls and process and ensuring consistency across the Group

  • Drive the development and execution of the OPEX and CAPEX forecasting cycle for the Vet Group including budget, reforecast and outturn;

  • Developing models to help guide business decision making and track performance against expectation

  • Drive continuous improvement in the depth and quality of our reporting – ensuring that all our reports support insightful decision making;

  • Provide analysis and support to the FP&A Manager, Financial Director & Vet Group Exec in various ad hoc reporting requests as required.

  • Management and growth of 1 direct report


Person Specification

The Right Candidate

  • Qualified accountant (ACA, ACCA or CIMA) with a minimum of 3 years PQE

  • Previous experience of delivering management information to tight deadlines and managing change

  • Passionate about delivering quality, reliable & timely financials

  • Excellent communication skills are essential along with great people skills and a desire to work as part of a team

  • Able to prioritise conflicting challenges and to seek help to resolve conflicts when they arise

  • Seeks ways to drive culture of continuous improvement

  • Will have advanced Excel and PowerPoint skills, experience with Excel modelling would be beneficial

  • Will be looking to join a dynamic team in a fast moving and fast growing organisation with a strong desire to learn and progress


•Excellent salary and up to 15% bonus

•36 days paid annual leave (including bank holidays)

•Birthday Leave - 1 day extra leave to celebrate your Birthday!

•The option to buy extra holidays

•Pension Scheme

•Colleague Discount- 20% discount for you (plus one family member). This can beused in Pets at Home Stores, Groom Rooms, Companion Care Veterinary Services,and Pet Plan Insurance!

• “Treats” benefits- an onlinerange of offers and discounts which are available exclusively to Pets at HomeColleagues

• 4 x Life assurance

•Contributory Private Health Care

•Charity Leave- You are entitled to have one paid day’s leave each year to workfor your favourite animal related charity.

•Celebrating Special Celebrations? You’ll get 1 extra week off and a gift tocelebrate your wedding or civil partnership, and a gift from us if you areexpecting or adopting a baby!

•Free Car Parking

•Subsidised Gym

•Colleague of the Month Awards

• Cycle to Work Scheme


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