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Director of Financial Planning & Analysis

Job Reference DPNAC8
Application Email [email protected]
Job Salary £140000 - £150000 per annum + + Bonus + Package

The details

Our client is a PE backed, dynamic, multi-faceted Professional Services business. Due to continued growth they are recruiting for the position of Director Of Financial Planning & Analysis. This is a key role within finance, which entails leading a team with end to end responsibility for both content and product spend from long range planning through to balance sheet. It is important to identify a robust character who can not only operate at Board level but also demonstrate leadership whilst providing genuine commercial insight and guidance to senior stakeholders. Key accountabilities include:

* Lead the company-wide annual budgeting, multi-year financial strategic planning and forecasting process.
* Develop and manage internal operational dashboards and monitor KPIs / business drivers for all functions, highlighting trends and analysing underlying causes of variance, for the executive team and Board of Directors.
* Provide CFO with cashflow updates as well as support in managing lender and board requests.
* Ongoing identification of productivity opportunities across the organisation
* Support business through development of KPIs and proactive analysis of financial and operational metrics
* Partner with cross functional finance teams to ensure effective communication and execution of requirements.
* Analyse and communicate monthly / YTD trending results to business leadership, explaining key variances and their potential implications on forward-looking performance in a timely and actionable manner.
* Ensure the business meet budgeted EBITDA targets by challenging, supporting and highlighting risks & opportunities to functional and business unit leaders.
* Work with key global business leaders to identify actionable solutions from analysis and trends performed and identified by your team.
* Work with the Corporate Controller, Global Managing Directors, and CFO to prepare presentations for the Board of Directors, CEO and Executive Team.
* Provide financial analysis to support tactical and strategic decision making.
* Lead and drive the project of moving reporting and analytics to Power BI
* Identify, implement and continually improve systems and/or processes to drive best in class forecast & planning, business insight, and analysis to support execution of strategic initiatives.
* Develop and continually improve automated reporting and create efficiencies surrounding existing manual reporting.
* Build a best in-class FP&A organisation through recruitment, development and retention of top talent; lead a global team of analysts to provide data-driven insights and business decision support across the Company.
* Support mergers and acquisition and transformation activities.

The successful candidate will be a qualified accountant with a first class academic record. The essential skills and experience required are; a demonstrable background in Financial Planning & Analysis, excellent communication, high numeracy levels, strong financial / operational, commercial expertise gained from within customer orientated and international business environments and advanced Power BI and Excel skills are essential. This represents a fantastic opportunity to join a world leading organisation who are known for providing unparalleled career advancement opportunities.

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