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Director of FP&A

London, United Kingdom
Competitive Salary
Closing date
May 23, 2024

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Full Time
Director of FP&A

To £120,000 + 20% bonus + benefits

Real Estate sector

London (3 days)

As a market leading provider of Real Estate services and technologies, this entrepreneurial and rapidly growing organisation works with customers at every stage of their property journey.

Owned by an ambitious Private Equity firm, the business is accelerating exciting growth plans, strengthening its position as a market leader in real estate services.

Operating across Europe through a number of sector and territory leading brands, this dynamic and ambitious group has already executed multiple acquisitions and will continue to do so for the foreseeable future as it looks to take advantage of a heavily fragmented market.

The new position of Director of FP&A has been created, reporting to the UK&I CFO, to play a pivotal role in the organisation's immense growth plans.
  • Responsible for the Group-wide Financial Planning and Analysis and the operating cycle of the financial planning, budgeting and performance management
  • Support, advise and influence Executive team / senior management with insightful analytics to assess the implications of various strategic decisions within this fast-growing business
  • Support the Strategy function on market trends, industry and competitor analysis to help drive growth and profitability
  • Manage, coach and lead the FP&A team of 4, assess structure and skill development needs to support current / future growth plans of the team and business
  • Overall responsibility for the budget, working closely with Group, UK Management and Divisional MDs / FDs to help shape and define the financial plans for the business
  • Foster a strong working relationship with the Financial Control Director + associated team, and the broader finance teams around the business to ensure a 'one finance team' mindset
  • Provide the financial leadership on all aspects of Financial Planning and Analysis for the UK, across the production, monitoring and reporting of financial performance, lead on the monthly cashflow reporting and cashflow forecasting
  • Manage monthly financial / management accounts and related BI / analytics for the UK, including oversight of divisional and central performance by P&L (EBITDA / PAT), balance sheet, cash, capex and financial / non-financial KPI / metrics / trends and variances
  • Presenting insightful MI succinctly and with relevance to Exec, Group and Investors
  • With a strong financial and commercial focus, provide objective evaluation and challenge on the business performance, forecasts / plans together with proposals on improvements
  • Actively support the acquisition accounting process, ensure new acquisitions are accurately and appropriately integrated into the monthly reporting, supported by the investment committee business cases

Essential required skillset/behaviours:
  • Qualified accountant, ideally Practice trained
  • In-depth FP&A experience, from either a Group or a complex Divisional/Regional structure
  • Experience of improving and implementing FP&A processes
  • Experience of a high-growth / significant-change environment
  • Excellent analytical skills, technically strong, coupled with acute commercial acumen
  • Familiar with the latest accounting standards
  • Ability and experience of operating with and influencing senior Finance and non-Finance stakeholders
  • Experience of managing and coaching a team
  • Strong cross functional collaborator, with proven ability to work across finance and non-teams to driver change and deliver results.
  • High levels of emotional Intelligence coupled with a confident and assured engagement style

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