Group Head of Financial Planning and Analysis

About our Client

An established, highly successful, private equity backed business in the Northwest with ambitious plans for growth. This is an opportunity to join a highly experienced management team. The company has a substantial market opportunity and as the business continues its exciting journey of growth, the prospects for progression are good. There is lots of investment happening to support their long-term plans. Their vision is simple to be the market leader in the UK.

About the Position

A Group Head of Financial Planning and Analysis located at their offices in the Northwest. This is a new and high-profile appointment which will provide a critical role in the delivery of the Group 5-year business plan. The role will develop the financial modelling and planning capabilities of the Group and provide a central point of coordination and information that will enable management and shareholders to understand the financial implications of the business strategy and ongoing financial performance.

This is an opportunity to establish a small new team of FP&A Analysts and to support the CFO, GFC and wider finance teams in financial planning. You will be expected to build and manage centrally co-ordinated planning processes through effective relationships with finance teams and senior management across the separate divisions. You will need to demonstrate a “hands on” capability in relation to financial planning as well as being able to act more strategically when considering future changes to the business and subsequent financial plans.

The role will also be a key interface into finance for the wider Executive team and you will have the opportunity to step into key strategic projects, including major investments and M&A from a financial modelling perspective. You will also interface with the shareholders of the Group and be expected to manage these relationships effectively.

Candidate Profile

For this new and high-profile Group Head of Financial Planning and Analysis in the Northwest, you must be a qualified accountant (ACA, ACCA, CIMA), with significant post qualified FP&A experience within a large corporate environment

Ideally you will have previous experience as a Group Head of Financial Planning and Analysis. They are also open to candidates looking to make that first step into a Head of position

Whilst FP&A expertise is the priority, a broad accounting foundation is essential. Preferably you will have trained in the profession and now with several years industry experience

Ideally you will have worked for another large, infrastructure business with a significant asset base. Experience of private equity would also be advantageous

The role requires a strong relationship builder with personal credibility, and high impact communication and presentation skills, who can influence at all levels

Flexible/hybrid working will be considered, but a regular presence in the Northwest and flexibility to travel to other sites will be important

A commitment to growth and development, personally and for colleagues will be crucial, with excellent progression opportunities

What’s on Offer

Up to £100,000 Basic Salary, Car Allowance, Bonus and Excellent Benefits

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