Head of FP&A

Sheridan Maine South East
London, Greater London
10 Jul 2019
09 Aug 2019
Professional / Specialist
Contract Type
The quality of a leader is reflected in the standards they set themselves! We are currently working with a leading international business-to-business media Group focused primarily on the international finance, metals and commodities sectors. They are looking for a passionate and inspirational leader to become their Head of Group Financial Planning & Analysis.

You will play a high profile role within the Group, reporting directly to the Deputy CFO, with regular exposure to the CFO and the CEO. The role requires excellent communication and stakeholder engagement skills as you will be responsible for building strong relationships with each of the operating divisions. You would manage all management reporting, budgeting, forecasting, planning and stress testing at a Group level.

What you will be doing:
• Management and leadership of the Group's FP&A department, consisting of 2-3 team members
• Ownership of the Group's monthly re-forecasting, annual budgeting and longer term planning processes. Understanding the risks and opportunities and being able to communicate these clearly and effectively
• Lead target setting for the Group budget and forecast activities
• Preparation of monthly board level commentary, including a summary of the Group's performance, analysis on revenue/profit trends, KPI reporting and the outlook for the financial year, considering both internal and
external data
• Oversight of all management reporting and financial analysis
• Develop a best-in-class Business Partnering approach to stakeholders, providing insight and analysis on trends, collating forecast risks and opportunities
• Preparation of regular and ad-hoc analysis, reporting and presentations for the CFO, for external analysts as well as the Board and Group Management Board
• Preparation of quarterly external trading statements for the CFO
• Assisting with the preparation of year-end and interim reports, with responsibility for the operating and financial review and external analysts' presentation
• Lead the improvement of systems to enhance business intelligence

We are looking for a qualified accountant, with significant post-qualified FP&A experience. You will have previous experience of leading teams and building strong relationships with senior management in a complex organisation. We're looking for somebody who has the ability to demonstrate examples of identifying areas for improvement and implementing new financial analysis that has enhanced performance management.

What you will need to be great at this role:
• Rigorous, quantitative and analytical thinker with excellent attention to detail
• Excellent written and verbal communications skills; ability to distil complex technical information into clear simple messages to senior management
• Demonstrates strong commercial acumen and agility
• Ability to gather financial data from multiple sources, condense, analyse and interpret
• Ability to understand market trends and the broader macro-economic outlook to assess the implications for the Group, including a strong understanding of FX and its potential impact on performance
• Excellent knowledge of Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook, Word and a financial consolidation system like Hyperion or SAP Business Objects (Financial Consolidation)

You are required to be eligible to work in the UK full time without restriction.

Due to the high volume of applications we receive it is not always possible to respond to unsuccessful applicants. Therefore if we have not responded to your application within five days please assume that on this occasion your application has not been successful.

If you're passionate about this position or are keen to hear more please click on "apply" above as soon as possible

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