Group Financial Planning and Analysis Manager

Recruiter
FDU
Location
London
Salary
70000.0000
Posted
11 Feb 2017
Closes
11 Mar 2017
Sector
Accountancy
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time

Our client is a leading listed BioTech business driving innovative solutions in the Healthcare and Pharmaceutical arena. Reporting directly to the CFO and indirectly to the highly entrepreneurial CEO, the Group FP&A Manager will be tasked with developing an outstanding planning and analytical department. The role will demand a large amount of non-finance liaison, working closely with the R&D team and Cost Centre Managers to enhance business understanding and analytics. Due to the extremely commercial nature of the organisations, the Group FP&A Manager will also be involved in ongoing M+A activity.

This is an outstanding opportunity for an individual with FP+A experience who is seeking a step in to a highly commercial organisation.

State the overall purpose & function of the role:

To undertake budgets & forecasts, provide financial planning, analysis, and accounting support for the organization, as well as ad hoc competitor analysis and M&A support. In parallel, to provide project management support for the R&D organisation, developing a comprehensive reporting matrix to identify risks/opportunities to timelines.

List the major responsibilities of the role:

  • Provide direct financial support to cost centre managers
  • Lead the budgeting, forecasting, and Long Range Planning
  • Assist in analysis of monthly expenses vs. budget and forecast
  • Assist in production and distribution of monthly variance reports
  • Work closely with business users and Accounting group on all aspects of accruals and GL accounting
  • Perform ad hoc analysis and financial liaison tasks as needed
  • Support the CEO/CFO with ad hoc competitor analyses
  • Provide project management support for the R&D organisation, developing a comprehensive reporting matrix to identify risks/opportunities to timelines
  • Provide financial support to cross-functional Program Teams
  • Selection & implementation of planning/forecasting system for financial analysis;

Qualifications:

  • Degree educated, preferably with a scientific background
  • 6+ years’ experience in Finance and Accounting having qualified at a Big 4 Firm and previously held FP&A responsibilities
  • Pharmaceutical / Biotechnology experience preferred but not essential
  • Experience with ERP systems required
  • Strong Excel skills required
  • Ability to work effectively in a fast-paced, dynamic environment
  • Ability to work independently and handle multiple priorities
  • Demonstrated attention to detail, commitment to accuracy & adherence to deadlines
  • Demonstrated ability to provide effective financial support to business/operational managers.
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills