Head of FP&A - Global Technology Business

  • Location

    London

  • Sector:

    Accountancy & Finance

  • Job type:

    Contract

  • Salary:

    £90000

  • Contact:

    James Harold

  • Contact email:

    james.harold@altumconsulting.co.uk

  • Published:

    3 months ago

  • Expiry date:

    2020-06-04

We are searching for a Head of FP&A - a strong commercial finance professional (ACA/CIMA) with 8 years+ post-qualified experience.

Our client is an international technology business who partner and service some of the most recognisable brands in North America, Europe and Asia.

Key Relationships:

  • Finance Director and Group CFO.

  • Managing Director and Chief Commercial Director.

  • Finance team of 3 analysts.

 

Responsibilities:

  • Drive increased commercial insight into this growing division of the business.

  • Be at the forefront of improving analysis and implementing changes in how finance is reported to leadership.

  • Effectively business partner intellectually challenging non-finance stakeholders, who possess a high level of financial literacy.

  • Take responsibility for ensuring that the organisation can react quickly to ad-hoc financial analysis requests.

  • Leading and developing the FP&A team.

  • Delivering insight which ensures the business meets its strategic aims and delivers the annual budget.

  • Implementing improved processes, systems and tools so that budgets and forecasts are as good as can be.

 

Accountabilities:

  • Develop KPIs to drive business performance and drive operating profit.

  • Help manage the pricing process across the division to ensure that margins are as high as possible.

  • Work with data and BI teams to ensure transparency of financial information across the group, ensure that the business can react quickly when need be.

  • Offer insight into competitor trends and market conditions to track performance.

  • Ad hoc analysis and commercial support for Key Stakeholders mentioned above.

  • Develop three high performing analysts to help them improve their skill sets and continue to add value.

  • Continually and proactively look at the way business process operates and recommend improvements by driving efficiency and standardisation.

  • Be the go-to Excel guru - for scenario modelling and analysis you should possess the knowledge to support the business when needed.

 

You will be:

  • ACA/CIMA qualified.

  • Degree educated and a strong academic record (MBA preferred).

  • 8 years+ PQE in financial analysis and commercial support within industry - preferably a client-led tech business or an advertising agency.

  • Determined that finance drives and executes the overall business strategy and have examples of your experience doing this.

  • Able to present to all levels, both on commercial and technical finance issues.

  • Experienced in managing process improvement and implementation, particularly in relation to new systems.

  • A natural at partnering the commercial hubs including sales and marketing.

  • Advanced in Microsoft Excel.

  • Someone with an international mindset

  • Skilled in planning, coordinating and managing tight deadlines.

  • Knowledgeable of how to get the best out of a good team.

  • Able to show us why you love the business and have belief in our values.