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Head of Financial Planning & Analysis

Job Title: Head of Financial Planning & Analysis
Contract Type: permanent
Location: City of London
Salary: £90000 - £100000 per annum + Bonus & Shares
Start Date: ASAP
REF: NH 39403 EL_1667843070
Contact Name: Nick Hallworth
Contact Email:
Job Published: 11 months ago

Job Description

Head of Financial Planning and Analysis, Central London (Hybrid working)
£90- £100kpa plus great benefits including a Bonus and Shares

This position reports directly to the Executive team and will work together with key business partners and Senior Management to support the group's baseline financial operations including responsibility for divisional budgeting, forecasting, and month end close activities.
The ideal candidate will be a proactive and innovative financial professional with the ability to multi-task with a high degree of analytical proficiency and integrity. Position requires strong foundational knowledge and experience in finance/accounting and a firm understanding of Retail concepts. This position is an excellent opportunity to build a strong business partnership with management and develop a sound financial expertise to support sustainable, profitable growth. It is also an ideal role to gain detailed insight into the Commercial businesses and learn about industry issues.
Key Duties:-
* Lead the overall forecasting, long range planning/budgeting, and reporting processes across the full P&L including net revenue/gross profit and operating expenses across all functional areas for the business.
* Strategically partner with divisional leads across planning, store operations, workforce management, real estate, and other cross functional accounting and FP&A teams to develop budgets, identify strategic investments, and navigate risks & opportunities throughout the year.
* Oversee all month end close processes and variance analyses; ensure accuracy of financial statements and communicate results to management in a clear and timely manner.
* Track performance metrics and proactively analyse and assess business risks and opportunities to drive operational and financial performance and deliver against targets.
* Review monthly expense results with functional department heads; act as the lead finance business partner and establish a track record of clear communication and sound follow up.
* Support decision making and provide guidance for new business initiatives and key investments for growth.
* Establish and maintain strong business partnerships across divisional finance teams to promote teamwork and organisational alignment including sharing best practices across divisions.
* Anticipate needs of business partners and prioritise efforts to deliver results.
* Support and prepare ad hoc analyses and special projects for Senior leadership.
* Mentor and train junior members of the team, providing support and guidance where necessary.

The successful candidate will be fully Qualified (CIMA/ACCA/ACA) and will come from a retail background. Give the nature of this role, this sector is highly preferred. Demonstrable experience in a similar leadership based role is also preferred.
This will also be an evolving role over time, so the chosen candidate will see plenty of growth. There will also be a number of possible internal roles this role could spring board into.

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