Commercial Finance Director – FP&A

Job title : Commercial Finance Director – FP&A
Location : London
Contact : Curtis Millington
Call : Curtis
Email : email Curtis
Reference : 1843551


Altus Partners has been retained by an international financial services business to lead, build and transform the FP&A and commercial finance function as Financial Director.  As a lead for the global FP&A function, you will be at the helm of the financial strategy at C-1 level with a hands-on approach to building out the commercial finance team in a high-growth situation. This is a chance to make a real impact, become part of the MIP, drive change and transformation, work alongside a talented team of finance business partners and directly support a highly experienced global CFO.


This role will suit a Director/Head of FP&A/Head of Commercial Finance level candidate who has previously set up a commercial finance function or led an FP&A team in a growth journey with transformation expertise. You will ideally have a practice background or highly commercial experience in a mid-large cap business, including FP&A, modelling and multiple jurisdictions.



  • Support the global CFO on all commercial decision making, offering insightful analysis and assessing the implications of various strategic decisions.

  • Development of the Group longer-term strategic plans, including input to the Groups 5-year strategic plan, with appropriate financial forecasting

  • Presenting insightful MI, analysis and financial information to the global CFO and investors.

  • Develop and implement financial strategies to drive business growth and profitability.

  • Lead the financial planning and analysis process, including budgeting, forecasting, and performance monitoring. 

  • Develop comprehensive financial forecasts, including income statements, balance sheets, and cash flow statements, to support strategic decision-making.

  • Ensure compliance with financial reporting standards and regulatory requirements, maintaining accuracy and transparency in financial disclosures.

  • Development and preparation of board papers including variance analysis and commentary, including KPI’s and additional analysis for executives

  • Drive continuous improvement initiatives to enhance financial processes, controls, and reporting.

  • Management of short-term reforecasting and ad hoc requests such as financial planning for large projects and M&A

  • Oversee financial modeling, investment analysis, and due diligence activities for potential acquisitions and strategic partnerships.

  • Management and recruitment of an FP&A team.



  • Financial Services/Professional Services/Technology experience

  • Private Equity/High growth company exposure (1k + employees)

  • Fully qualified ACA/ACCA/CIMA

  • Audit/practice background

  • Modelling/Strong analytical skillset