Business Unit and Sub-BU
Finance / Group Functions
Financial Planning and Analysis
Director, Group FP&A Director
Purpose of Role
Provide strategic insights by seeking out problems, driving discussion and debate, through business partnering and collaboration which is deftly communicated.
“Going beyond, presenting data and stating the fact, to this is what I think we should do.”
Supports the Group FP&A Director in the following matters:: Deliver key business insights and drive efficiencies. Develop relationships with senior management and across the various business lines and regions. Support strategic initiatives such as SSC and ERP. Help to build the FP&A brand.
Key Responsibilities Corporate Planning Annual Budget – Support the annual budgeting cycle by setting guidelines, leading the co-ordination across various regions, sectors and functions. Working alongside HFM support to develop the submission templates. Periodic Forecasting. Rolling Forecasting. Supporting the ERP project from an FP&A perspective. Developing and managing Group Financial Model covering P&L, balance sheet and cashflow. Standardising FP&A analytics across the Group and recommending best practice. Monthly Board Reporting. Perform detail analysis on financial and operational trends across all countries and sectors to enhance understanding of drivers and make commercial recommendations. Variance analysis identifying trends and comparing it against the budget, forecasts, prior year and competitor, business KPls, prior years, and industry metrics where available Develop and manage the reporting of KPIs. Responsive to adhoc requests Prepare and present analysis in executive friendly manner covering items such as financial trends, operational efficiency, market share, etc. Business Partner to Exco by supporting ad-hoc and developing standardised reports and providing business insights. Working alongside investors to provide analytics as required. Proactively working with various stakeholders including Regional FDs, local controllers, ERP project team, IT and HFM support to identify and implement processes to enhance FP&A across the Group. Assist in financial modelling and project reporting to evaluate potential investment opportunities. Identify key commercial risks and issues. Support the rest of the team wherever required. Develop, coach and manage team member.
Technical Skills Curious - have a natural inclination to be curious to get a deep understanding for the business to add any value through modelling and analysis. Critical thinking – ability and perseverance to dig deeper. Ability and perseverance to dig deeper, to peel just that one layer more of the onion are extremely valuable. Challenge the status quo - scrutinize existing assumptions and preconceptions. Compassionate – persuade and influence and cajole the relevant customers and caring. Exceptional stakeholder management at all levels. Candid - be honest. Use one’s judgement to sense when to be candid due to the particular context of the issue being addressed. Creative – creative in problem-solving-domain and developing the narrative behind the analysis and communicating that in a creative (i.e. engaging) way. Courageous – ability to arbitrate and help resolve the conflict between other parties. Courage to enter the fray and help move it forward to a positive conclusion. Committed to delivering the agreed course of action. Can-do attitude. Self starter. Communicator - excellent communicator i.e. business language, whether written or verbal form to all stakeholders including the Group CFO.
Relevant Experience Minimum of 8-10 years of experience within the Finance field in a commercial role. Demonstrated experience working within a dynamic environment of change, or through M&A. MNC or regional experience in an analyst/business partnering capacity is highly preferred. Strong track record in the development and implementation of FP&A changes. Commercially astute and results orientated with the capacity to develop effective relationships including Exco members and deliver results in a fast paced and changing environment. HFM or BI tool experience.
Education and Professional Qualification Bachelor degree in Finance, Accounting or related disciplines. Qualified accountant with membership of CPA/ACCA/CIMA preferred.