Director: Group Financial Planning and Analysis

Recruiter
Guidant Global
Location
UK
Salary
Competitive
Posted
21 Sep 2019
Closes
28 Sep 2019
Ref
1270675269
Sector
Accountancy
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time
Overview:
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:
Essential:
  • 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

Advantageous:
  • 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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