FP&A Controller

Finance Maidenhead Full-time United Kingdom

Job Description

JDE UK has a turnover of €450 million. Key brands are Tassimo, Kenco, L’Or and Douwe Egberts. The FP&A team is a team of five, responsible for financial planning, budgeting, and forecasting and providing strategic insights to decision-making.

The focus of the FP&A Controller role is to work cross-functional to fully understand the P&L and own the annual budget cycle and short and long-term forecast process. This role will report to the FP&A manager and will be a key member of the UK finance team.

Responsibilities / Key activities

Owner of all business forecasting and provides analysis to support decision-making

  • Responsible for the total P&L for reporting and providing strategic insights and analysis including preparing monthly reporting decks to the UK leadership team and International Head Quarters (IHQ)
  • Lead the Cost of Goods (CoGs) analysis, explain the dynamics and challenge Global Operations if needed. Also, responsible for modelling CoGs in the monthly Forecast cycle and Annual Operating Plan (AOP) based on Global guidance.
  • Take ownership of the monthly forecast cycle, working closely with all the key stakeholders and providing the latest insights
  • Prepare insightful analysis to drive strategic prioritization with decks for the monthly review cycles (M meetings)
  • Take ownership of Annual Operating Plan (AOP) planning, modelling and drive the reporting and prepare presentations of the plans (SMRD).
  • Support medium to longer-term planning process in the business – e.g., 5-year Value Creation Plan or equivalent
  • Work closely with the commercial finance team, Central Finance; and other company functions – Marketing, Sales, Supply Chain, and Manufacturing on both short and long-term projects to improve total performance.
  • Deputise for the FP&A manager when required



  • Qualified accountant with 3 years of PQE
  • A bachelor's degree in finance, accounting or controlling

Must have:

  • Bias for action, ability to work on own initiative.
  • High resilience, enjoys high pace and ability to work to tight deadlines
  • Analytical mindset and attention to detail
  • Independent thinking and strong planning and prioritization are essential to success, ability to manage own workload.
  • Proven track record of growth mindset and driving process improvements across a complex business environment
  • Technical capabilities, advanced Excel skills (pivot tables, v-lookups, knowledge of databases)
  • Strong English language skills both written and oral communication skills – ability to challenge & influence in a commercial environment

Additional Information


For more than 265 years, JACOBS DOUWE EGBERTS (JDE) is inspired by its belief that it’s amazing what can happen over a cup of coffee or tea. We are fuelled by our purpose of creating coffee to make amazing moments happen, to become the most chosen coffee in the UK.  Today, our coffee & tea portfolio is available in more than 100 developed and emerging markets, through a portfolio of over 50 brands that collectively cover the entire category landscape led by leading household names such as L’OR, Jacobs, Senseo, Tassimo, Douwe Egberts, Old Town, Super, Pickwick and Moccona. 

JDE is part of JDE Peet’s, the world’s largest pure-play coffee and tea company, headquartered in The Netherlands.

What’s it like to work at JDE?

We are proud of our passionate, driven associates that challenge the status quo and pursue mastery in everything they do. Our goal is simple and ambitious – JDE: A coffee & tea for every cup.