Head of Group Financial Planning & Analysis

Louis Hampshire
London, South East England
11 Jun 2017
11 Jul 2017
Contract Type
Full Time

Head of Group Financial Planning and Analysis

£100,000, plus 20% Bonus and Benefits

Central London

The client is a multi £m turnover international UK Group, with its HO in London. They operate within the FMCG, branded product and service sector, supplying a variety of professional marketing and media services, to international Enterprises and Global brands, with a significant number of overseas offices, in the USA, LATAM, EU and Asia. The Group is very successful, strategic and creatively focused. The Head of FP&A will work with the senior managers and the Board, taking ownership of financial analysis of all business activities, internationally.

Reporting to the Group CFO, and managing a team, responsibilities include;

  • Lead financial planning and analysis activity across the Group, managing the annual planning, quarterly forecasting and latest monthly estimate processes.
  • Commercial and scenario modelling in support of new business activity.
  • Financial analysis, including scenario modelling, in support of other strategic projects and initiatives
  • Significant interaction with senior management including preparing and delivering presentations.
  • Working closely with business managers to support the development of financial plans and forecasts and interpreting commercial outcomes.
  • Part of wider finance team providing financial reporting, control and support for the business as a whole
  • Reporting and interpreting variances in performance, particularly related to the financial performance at a client level
  • Reporting KPI’s across the Group, highlighting trends and possible action plans. This includes profitability, savings, working capital, cash generation, risks and opportunities,
  • Sourcing, implementation and management of new forecasting tools
  • Any Commercial and Financial analysis, reporting or projects required

Candidates will either be Qualified Accountants; ACA, CIMA or ACCA, or have an MBA, with exposure to International Corporate activity. You will be commercially involved in the business; this is not a simple reporting role. You will have strong spreadsheet skills, and be comfortable communicating with international Business partners, Board level staff and Blue Chip clients. We want a team player, with good numerical and accountancy skills, a self-starter, and able to prioritise work under time pressure. This is a great time to join a growing and successful business, with career enhancement potential.