Head of FP&A

Head of FP&A

  • Location

    Walsall, West Midlands

  • Sector:

    Accounting and Finance

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  • Contact:

    Liz Gilliver

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  • Published:

    7 months ago

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Our client, a global leading business is recruiting an experienced Head of Financial Planning & Analysis. Reporting to the CFO, and operating as a member of the Senior Leadership Team, the purpose of this role is to drive the planning cycle for the company - covering P&L, Balance Sheet and Cash flow.

Success in this role will deliver a true business partnering FP&A team across the UK business, creating a finance function that is built on a strong control ethos which adds value through providing insight to the business and challenging the status-quo.

Key responsibilities include:

  • Lead and build the budgeting and forecasting process.
  • Ensure monthly accounts reflect an accurate view of performance.
  • Lead the planning cycle (covering P&L, balance sheet, cashflow & liquidity).
  • Production of the annual operating plan (Budget) and inter-year re-forecasts.
  • Production of the long-range strategic plan which covers a three-year horizon.
  • Develop a strong understanding of the business model in order to analyse and influence business strategy.
  • Works closely with the CFO and Exec team to develop and implement cash/liquidity stretch plans.
  • Takes shared responsibility for strong financial controls and forms part of the senior finance team the shareholders entrust to deliver accurate reporting and strong internal controls.
  • Undertake regular balance sheet reviews (together with FD and Head of Financial Accounting) to ensure that the accounts show an accurate financial position for the business.

Key Outputs/Metrics:

  • High quality Budget / Forecast outputs.
  • Forecast accuracy.
  • Monthly accounts production.
  • Faultless management of Budget / Re-forecast processes.
  • All reporting / planning deadlines met

Key Candidate Requirements:

  • Strong commercial and analytical focus
  • Previous track record driving large scale improvements and change
  • A qualified accountant
  • Proven leadership qualities

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