Head of FP&A

Location Reading
Discipline: Qualified Commercial Finance
Job type: Permanent
Salary: ££90k - 100k per year + Bonus & Benefits
Contact name: Andy Balwah

Contact email: a.balwah@in2-consult.com
Job ref: 45708
Published: 11 days ago

Head of FP&A - £90,000 - £100,000 - Reading - Hybrid + Bonus & Benefits - ACCA/CIMA/ACA

IN2 Consult are currently supporting an exciting, high-growth SME technology business based in the heart of Reading on their search for a Head of FP&A.

This is a fantastic opportunity to join the business during a crucial period of growth, work closely with key decision makers, and have an impact in the day-to-day running of the company.

This Head of FP&A role includes the following duties;

  • Lead and manage the FP&A team to ensure accurate and timely financial reporting, forecasting, and budgeting processes.
  • Develop and maintain financial models, tools, and systems to support business planning, forecasting, and decision-making.
  • Collaborate with senior management and department heads to provide financial insights and recommendations for strategic planning and decision-making.
  • Analyze financial data, identify trends, and provide meaningful insights to support business performance evaluation and optimization.
  • Prepare and present financial reports, including monthly, quarterly, and annual financial statements, to executive leadership and stakeholders.
  • Drive the annual budgeting process, ensuring alignment with company objectives and providing guidance to department heads on budget creation and tracking.
  • Monitor and analyze key performance indicators (KPIs) to assess financial health, identify risks, and recommend corrective actions as needed.
  • Evaluate capital investment opportunities, perform ROI analysis, and provide financial guidance on potential business initiatives.
  • Collaborate with accounting and finance teams to ensure accurate and compliant financial reporting, including revenue recognition, expense tracking, and financial controls.
  • Stay up-to-date with industry trends, best practices, and regulatory changes related to financial planning and analysis, and proactively propose improvements and enhancements to FP&A processes.

The ideal candidate for this Head of FP&A role will have the following experience:

  • ACCA/CIMA/ACA Qualified with 5+ Years' Post-Qualified Experience
  • Proven experience in financial planning and analysis roles, with at least 3 years in a leadership capacity.
  • Strong financial acumen and understanding of accounting principles, and financial modeling.
  • Demonstrated experience in developing and implementing financial forecasting, budgeting, and strategic planning processes.
  • Proficiency in financial analysis tools and techniques, with advanced Excel skills. Experience with financial planning software or ERP systems is a plus.
  • Excellent analytical and problem-solving skills, with the ability to translate complex financial data into actionable insights and recommendations.
  • Strong leadership and team management abilities, with a track record of building and developing high-performing teams.
  • Excellent communication and presentation skills, with the ability to effectively communicate financial concepts to both finance and non-finance stakeholders.
  • Detail-oriented and highly organized, with the ability to manage multiple priorities and meet deadlines in a fast-paced environment.
  • Strong business partnering skills, with the ability to collaborate effectively with cross-functional teams and influence decision-making.

Head of FP&A - £90,000 - £100,000 - Reading - Hybrid + Bonus & Benefits - ACCA/CIMA/ACA