Our Client seeks a Head of Financial Planning & Analysis to join their team on a permanent basis. The Head of FP&A is a newly created role due to expansion and will report into the Managing Director. The successful candidate would be a Qualified Accountant, with a key focus on establishing/improving reporting processes and collaborating closely with stakeholders. This is an exciting opportunity for an experienced and ambitious FP&A professional. The client offers hybrid working.
This is a ‘hands-on’ role which will require someone with drive and ambition to push through continuous improvement initiatives and be confident in presenting, explaining, and questioning financial information. The Head of FP&A would be a proactive individual who strives to improve process and strategy.
Duties of the Head of FP&A include:
Financial Strategy and Planning:
Develop and execute the company's financial planning processes, including budgeting, forecasting, and long-term strategic planning.
Provide insights and recommendations to senior management based on financial analysis and market trends.
Leadership and Team Management:
Lead and mentor a high-performing FP&A team, fostering a collaborative and innovative work environment.
Establish clear objectives and key performance indicators (KPIs) for the team to drive excellence in financial analysis and reporting.
Monitor and analyse financial performance against key performance indicators and benchmarks.
Present regular reports to executive leadership, highlighting areas of opportunity and risk.
Collaborate with cross-functional teams, including operations, sales, and other departments, to provide financial insights and support strategic decision-making.
Act as a trusted advisor to senior leadership, offering financial guidance on business initiatives.
Forecasting and Modelling:
Develop and maintain financial models to support scenario analysis, sensitivity analysis, and decision-making processes.
Evaluate the financial impact of various strategic initiatives and recommend courses of action.
Develop stress testing scenarios that are commensurate with the business, regulatory needs, and investors to determine capital and liquidity resilience.
Ensure compliance with relevant financial regulations, reporting standards, and industry best practices.
Work closely with regulatory bodies if needed.
Requirements for the Head of FP&A include:
Bachelor's degree and a relevant professional qualification (ICEAW, ACCA, CIMA).
8 years of progressive experience in financial planning and analysis
Strong leadership and team management skills with a proven ability to drive results.
Financials services sector experience is advantageous however not essential.
Excellent analytical and strategic thinking capabilities.
In-depth knowledge of financial modelling, forecasting, and budgeting.
Effective communication and interpersonal skills with the ability to present complex financial information to non-finance stakeholders.
£70,000 - £80,000