Head of Financial Planning & Analysis

Gleeson Recruitment Group
08 May 2017
07 Jun 2017
Contract Type
Full Time

Due to the recent acquisition of a sizeable new business portfolio, a leading Financial Services firm is seeking to hire a Qualified Accountant to join their Business, as the Head of Financial Planning & Analysis. The Head of Financial Planning & Analysis position is ideal for applicants with Insurance sector backgrounds (wider Financial Services sectors also considered), who are seeking to make their first move in to a "Head of" role. The position is based out of their Lichfield office, and will pay a salary in the region of £80,000 to £90,000 + car + pension + annual bonus. In addition, this firm can provide a great working environment offering full commitment to flexible working, and in addition, a first class benefits package.

Responsibilities of the Head of Financial Planning & Analysis:

  • Manage two different teams, one is focused on Management Accounting, which has a headcount of 5, and in addition, there is a Business Planning & Analysis team with a headcount of 3;
  • Manage the annual business planning and budgeting, and quarterly forecasting processes of the Group;
  • Ensure that the incurred, committed and forecasted costs of each relevant Executive and department are accounted for accurately, in a timely manner and meeting the requirements of the accounting policies and control environment of the Group;
  • Ensure the accurate and timely completion of the revenue accounting for the business;
  • Review and enhance the efficiency, controls and effectiveness of the revenue accounting and sales reporting processes on an ongoing basis;
  • Provide support to the Head of Finance as a member of the Finance leadership team to enable them to meet their responsibilities to maintain the financial control environment of the Group;

The Head of Financial Planning & Analysis must have:

  • Good understanding of management accounting processes, and have previously held a "Senior Finance" level post in an another large Financial Services firm
  • Significant experience in providing finance business partnering support to diverse business areas
  • Experience in managing business planning, budgeting and forecasting processes for diverse businesses
  • An accountancy qualification (CIMA / ACA/ ACCA)
  • Experience in managing the production and reporting of financial management information using data warehouses and end-user reporting tools
  • Experience in managing a team of qualified and part-qualified accountants