Director: Group Financial Planning and Analysis

Guidant Global
21 Sep 2019
28 Sep 2019
Contract Type
Full Time
We are recruiting for a DIRECTOR: GROUP FINANCIAL PLANNING AND ANALYSIS (FP&A) to be based on site in the City of London within a large International Chemical Manufacturer.

This role offers full time hours and is an initial 7-month contract (from 1st October 2019 up until 30th April 2020) with possibility of extension.
Job Purpose:
To provide thought leadership and insightful analysis supporting the delivery of Group performance and strategy. Own the Strategic Plan (with Group Strategy) and 3 Year Budget.
Principal Accountabilities:
  • Responsible for the Group strategic financial planning process, including upside and downside, scenario planning and sensitivity analysis
  • Accountable for the Group annual financial budgeting process, ensuring alignment with strategic plan
  • Responsible for the clear articulation of Sector and Group performance
  • Responsible for business partners covering Information Technology and Global Procurement, providing strategic guidance and development of the individuals
  • Determine areas and options for improved performance
  • Define financial KPI's and ensure a robust process is in place for accurate reporting, for example margin, working capital efficiency and return on capital
  • Identify gaps to budget and lead on identifying opportunities and driving completion
  • Accountable for tracking working capital performance, understanding drivers for variation compared to targets Identify opportunities to improve working capital with the Sector teams
  • Understand drivers of profitability, balance sheet and cash flow and work with Investor Relations to articulate these internally and externally
  • Provide analysis and insight for Sector and Group improvement programmes/initiatives
  • Responsible for Profit, Working Capital, Capital and Cash forecasting at Group level
  • Build excellent relationships with finance teams across the global business in order to fully understand the management information required and the purpose of it
  • Review management information being requested from different teams and constantly look for opportunities to share best practice, enhance the quality of the reports, and improve consistency, using automation where appropriate
  • Provide commercially adept analysis to support external announcements and ad-hoc projects
  • Lead, motivate and provide best practice to the virtual global FP&A team
Qualifications/Candidate Specification:
  • Previous Director level FP&A experience
  • Degree level qualification or qualified by experience
  • Significant and substantial experience in Finance function preferably in a large corporate organisation
  • Astute commercial and business acumen
  • Strong analytical skills
  • Excellent communication and influencing skills

  • Professional accounting qualification e.g. ACA, CIMA or equivalent
  • Fluency in languages additional to English

Guidant is acting as an Employment Business in relation to this vacancy.

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