Director of Financial Planning & Analysis
Our client is a global leader in its field, using technology driven solutions to serve customers across a range of diverse sectors. The organisation can demonstrate an impressive track record of delivering growth, both organically and through acquisition, and the ambitious management team is looking to further build on their success to date.
Due to an internal promotion, we are now seeking a new Director of Financial Planning & Analysis to join the growing corporate HQ. The role will provide significant exposure to the executive management team with the main purpose of leading the group financial planning process. Managing a small, but very capable team, you will lead the corporation's business financial planning cycle, including the consolidation of short and long term forecasts for the corporate centre and will support on regular ad-hoc projects. The role will require you to develop concise, insightful analysis of historical and projected performance to present to executive management, investors and the board directors. You will review any major investment proposals and manage the company's investment committee, improving the efficiency and effectiveness of processes and analysis including a better use of technology and analytical techniques. In addition you will mobilise the finance team to deal effectively with changes to the group structure, including supporting M&A project work as well as leading the FP&A forum to co-ordinate activities and implement best practice company wide.
The successful candidate will be a graduate, qualified accountant, either having trained within a public practice or through the equivalent graduate training programme in a FTSE listed company. Previous FP&A experience is essential preferably in a group or potentially a regional or divisional capacity. You will have expertise in both accounting and financial analysis and be able to demonstrate the ability to clearly communicate operating results whilst providing unique insight through ad-hoc analysis. The progressive environment requires a results driven individual who can demonstrate proven success in managing projects with a sense of urgency, good judgment and business sense, whilst maintaining a collaborative, team orientated approach. Another key requirement is the ability to prioritize and effectively handle several assignments, often working under tight deadlines and balancing delegation with hands-on involvement. Excellent written and verbal communication skills are required to effectively communicate with either individuals or groups of people at all levels in the organisation.
This is an exceptional opportunity to join a successful and growing organisation that can demonstrate a proven track record of promoting and developing high performing individuals. Longer term career progression exists both within the corporate centre and across the Group, in the UK or in a variety of international locations.
Walker Hamill has been a specialist finance and strategy recruiter for almost 30 years. We have an extensive client group, including major multinational listed companies, private equity-backed businesses and privately owned, early stage ventures. We recruit across all sectors, but have particularly strong client relationships in media, retail, pharma/biotech, technology, property/real estate, leisure and business services. We have offices in the UK, Switzerland and Australia. For further information, please see http://www.walkerhamill.com/