Director, Group Financial Planning & Analysis

£2xx,000 + bonus + LTIP + benefits
17 Sep 2021
01 Oct 2021
Ref 10840
Accounting, Finance
Contract Type

Our client is a large scale, UK headquartered group, with significant global operations.

As Director, Group Financial Planning & Analysis – reporting directly to the Group CFO – your key responsibilities will include:

  • Working with senior stakeholders across the organisation to drive group planning, analysis and reporting excellence
  • Thought leader on bringing data driven decision making into financial analysis
  • Drive ideation and set best practices on forward looking insight
  • Drive performance through advanced analytics, scenario planning and portfolio reviews, and lead the embedding into the organisation
  • Understand the strategic and operating plans and develop approaches to support objective decision-making across all aspects of business performance
  • Collaborate with senior management and business teams to develop and implement relevant metrics to assist in improving business results
  • Oversee and run the global planning and forecasting cycle
  • Own the 5 year strategic plan and model for the group. Set and communicate multi-year targets based on this plan
  • Form the strategic plan. Report on group level performance
  • Ad hoc support to M&A agenda

Key requirements:

  • Degree educated with a very strong academic profile.
  • Professional qualification in finance (Big 4 ACA or CIMA, &/or MBA)
  • Experience with large multi-national organisations, and a portfolio of businesses with differing business drivers
  • Experience in designing and running a global/regional, multi-year, multi division, multi country planning and reporting process
  • Excellent project management skills and proven leadership and communication ability.
  • In depth understanding of business, value drivers, customers, competitors
  • Experience of operating at senior management level and supporting the board
  • A track record of delivery through influencing and building strong relationships
  • Able to demonstrate the commercial value of Finance interventions or projects
  • A true self starter, with high levels of motivation and enthusiasm

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