Director of Financial Planning & Analysis – Financial Services

Job title : Director of Financial Planning & Analysis – Financial Services
Location : London
Contact : Curtis Millington
Call : Curtis
Email : email Curtis
Reference : 1843551

​THE SEARCH:

Altus Partners has been retained by a high-growth, international financial and advisory services business to lead and build-out their newly created FP&A function as Director of Financial Planning & Analysis.  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. This is a chance to make a real impact, drive change and transformation, work alongside a talented team of finance business partners in a fast-paced environment and directly support a highly experienced 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. You will ideally have a practice background or highly commercial experience in a mid-large cap business, including M&A, modelling and multiple jurisdictions.

 

THE ROLE:

  • Support the 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 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.

 

THE REQUIREMENTS:  

  • 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