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Interim Director of Group FP&A

Job Reference DP310
Application Email [email protected]
Job Salary £800 - £1000 per day
Job Industries IT
Job Locations United Kingdom,London
Job Types Interim

The details

Our client is a dynamic, multi-faceted Technology business. Due to continued growth they are recruiting for the position of Interim Director of Group FP&A. 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:

* Primary finance lead on all major commercial negotiations, including the development and management of complex financial models designed to ensure the appropriate return on investment.
* Drive improvements in reporting and insight to help improve financial & operational performance to deliver on both short term targets and longer term strategic plans.
* Responsible for the financial appraisal of all major investments and interfacing with teams throughout the wider business.
* Significant exposure to senior management (CFO/COO/ED’s) and deputising for the Director of FP&A when required.
* Development of long term plans, assembling sustainable divisional budgets and forecasts that meet the requirements of the Board and external stakeholders.
* Producing accurate and insightful reporting and analysis resulting in a clear understanding of divisional performance.
* Clearly articulate key focus areas within the Group and demonstrate strong leadership to influence decision making – supplier negotiations in particular.
* Working proactively with the business to drive process improvements and promote best practice.
* Ensure that appropriate financial and commercial governance is adhered to.
* Drive improvements in reporting and insight in order to elevate financial/operational performance and thereby achieve short/long term objectives.
* Management of a Group FP&A team.
* Working closely with divisional teams to optimise working capital levels.
* Create a high performing team environment that supports and challenges the business and enables both personal and organisational development.
* Build sound working relationships with all key stakeholders and become an integrated member of the team.

The successful candidate will be a qualified accountant with a background demonstrating expertise in FP&A and experience of carrying out contract assignments . The essential skills and experience required are; experience of working within a Group FP&A function, excellent communication, high numeracy levels, strong financial / operational and commercial expertise gained from within customer orientated environments .

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