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Senior Director, Financial Planning and Analysis (FP&A)

Employer
Epsilon
Location
Shortlands, Bromley, United Kingdom
Salary
Competitive Salary
Closing date
May 22, 2024

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Job Role
Director/Board
Sector
Finance
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time
Job Description

We are seeking an experienced Director of Financial Planning & Analysis (FP&A) to lead our strategic finance initiatives and support our growing business across our New & Growth Markets, based out of London. This senior role requires an individual who can not only provide critical financial insights and challenge business assumptions but also guide the FP&A team with strategic vision and leadership. This is an unparalleled opportunity to steer the company through forecasting, strategic planning, and operational improvements while liaising with global senior leadership and stakeholders in a dynamic and evolving industry.

If you are a strategic thinker, assertive in communication, collaborative in nature, accountable, and driven by results, and if you thrive in a continually learning and developing environment, this leadership role could be your next career milestone. You will be at the heart of business growth, influencing and driving financial performance and operational efficiency across our International Region.

We are looking for a seasoned leader who adopts a consultative approach to leadership, with a strong focus on process improvement, automation, and business strategy implementation. If this resonates with you, we invite you to apply.

Key Duties and

Responsibilities:


  • Lead aspects of financial planning, budgeting, and forecasting processes for the New & Growth Markets across EMEA, APAC and LATAM region, ensuring accuracy, timeliness, and alignment with strategic goals.
  • Oversee variance analysis activities, providing comprehensive insights and strategic recommendations to address gaps and capitalize on opportunities.
  • Develop and present strategic financial and operational plans to senior management and key stakeholders, facilitating data-driven decision-making.
  • Guide the development and tracking of significant financial metrics and business KPIs, enhancing business intelligence and performance.
  • Own Incentive Compensation plans, developments and roll-out across all regions.
  • Spearhead the development of advanced financial models to predict performance and inform the strategic planning process.
  • Collaborate closely with senior leadership, regional heads, and global counterparts to ensure cohesive financial strategies and business alignment.
  • Lead, mentor, and develop the FP&A team, fostering an environment of continuous improvement and professional growth.
  • Champion key initiatives and projects within the FP&A function, driving innovation and efficiency.

Qualifications and Skills:

  • Around 8-10 years of experience in FP&A/Finance, with significant experience in a leadership role.
  • Professional qualification in Finance or Accounting (CIMA, ACCA, CPA, or equivalent) is highly desirable.
  • Expertise in financial modelling, strategic analysis, and large data set management, with a proven track record of guiding strategic business decisions.
  • Independent, strategic thinker with a proactive approach, exceptional problem-solving skills, and a positive attitude towards challenges.
  • Outstanding interpersonal, influencing, and communication skills are required, with a proven ability to engage and lead teams across regions.
  • Extensive experience with financial systems and ERP platforms (SAP, Oracle, Salesforce) is essential.
  • Proficiency in analytics tools (such as Power BI) and a commitment to leveraging technology for finance function optimization.
  • Demonstrated ability to work effectively in a multicultural environment, with a deep understanding of International business practices and culture.


Additional Information

Epsilon always puts people first. Everything we do is done as a team, with integrity and accountability. We focus on what works and what's right, not what's easy and accepted. When you're one of us, you run with the best. You're part of a company with industry-leading technology, with the opportunity to work on projects for some of the world's biggest brands. Our people have the talent, tools and passion to do epic things together-for our clients, for consumers and for our community.

Great People Deserve Great Benefits We know that we have some of the brightest and most talented employees in the world, and we believe in rewarding them accordingly. If you work here, expect competitive compensation, a great benefits package and endless opportunities to advance your career.

We offer hybrid working opportunities, with our office space located in the Iconic Television Centre, White City.

As part of our dedication to enhance our inclusive and diverse workforce, Epsilon is committed to equal access to opportunity for people without regard to race, age, sex, disability, neurodiversity, sexual orientation, gender identity, pregnancy and maternity, marriage and civil partnership or religion or belief. We are committed to providing reasonable adjustments for candidates in our application process.

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REF229332ACompany Description

When you're one of us, you get to run with the best. For decades, we've been helping marketers from the world's top brands personalize experiences for millions of people with our cutting-edge technology, solutions and services. Epsilon's best-in-class identity gives brands a clear, privacy-safe view of their customers, which they can use across our suite of digital media, messaging and loyalty solutions. We process 400+ billion consumer actions each day and hold many patents of proprietary technology, including real-time modeling languages and consumer privacy advancements. Thanks to the work of every employee, Epsilon has been consistently recognized as industry-leading by Forrester, Adweek and the MRC. Positioned at the core of Publicis Groupe, Epsilon is a global company with more than 8,000 employees around the world. Check out a few of these resources to learn more about what makes Epsilon so EPIC:

  • Life at Epsilon: https://www.epsilon.com/us/about-us/epic-blog
  • DE&I: https://www.epsilon.com/us/about-us/diversity-equity-inclusion
  • CSR: https://www.epsilon.com/us/about-us/corporate-social-responsibility

We've quadrupled our European business in the last three years, been acquired by Publicis Groupe for US$4.4 billion, and signed many of the world's well-known brands to our growing roster of European clients - who you'll be working with directly.

We are disrupting traditional marketing and advertising technology industries, combining the two by harnessing our wealth of consumer insight, online behaviours and data to deliver personalised advertising to more than 200 million individuals.

Our entire business focusses on giving our clients a way to truly measure the value we generate. In an industry that is often associated with false promises and ambiguity, we pride ourselves on honesty, transparency and accountability.

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