Head of FP&A

Location
London (Greater)
Salary
Up to £90,000 per annum plus bonus and potential of equity
Posted
13 Sep 2020
Closes
11 Oct 2020
Experience Levels
Manager
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time

Dartmouth have been retained by a high growth cyber security business to help build their senior finance function as they look to take Private Equity investment next year. On a mission to transform digital security, the company are on the forefront of innovation and have grown exponentially for the past few years. Having recently re-based the business to work on a Software-as-a-service model to company are now poised to accelerate growth through both organic means and through M&A.

To achieve their ambitious targets, the company needs to build a world class commercial finance function to provide key insights to unlock growth. Reporting directly to the CFO, the Head of FP&A role will support a strategic and tactical shift in business mentality and develop capability to provide robust, consistent and insightful data analytics to drive profitable customer growth globally.

The role will help to change a marketing focused BI function into a fit for purpose FP&A team building both a robust annual budget and an effective dynamic forecasting process along with delivering on performance management to ensure delivery of the group strategy.

Responsibilities:

  • Assist in preparing analytical insights for the Executive Team and Board into the drivers and results of the budget and forecasting process to aid management understanding and decision-making.
  • Set up ongoing SaaS metric tracking for the commercial team to make informed decisions to support budget creation
  • Support pricing strategy through modelling and sensitivity analysis
  • Support on all management reporting work streams to understand current business performance 
  • Report to ExCo weekly/monthly on sales/revenue and cash under various scenarios
  • Design and run the group budgeting and forecasting processes, ensuring these are aligned to strategy and long-term business planning.
  • Carry out financial analysis as required; building relationships with functions to enable commercial challenge.
  • Lead in implementing an FP&A framework that drives performance management best practice.
  • Understand & articulate key trends, risks and opportunities in the monthly reporting and forecasting process
  • Assist in future investment processes including building and maintaining the data room and taking charge of due diligence processes
  • Build and maintain a financial planning model which includes sensitivity analysis and scenario planning which can be used for the investment process and for internal budgeting process
  • Other ad hoc strategic and tactical requests

Person specification:

  • Experienced Finance professional, with a strong foundation of financial management & business partnering with relevant accounting qualifications (CIMA / ACCA / ACA or similar)
  • Proven experience leading a similar FP&A function within a PE or VC backed business.
  • SaaS experience is an absolute must have
  • A change agent that can lead the business through a significant transformation period       
  • Ability to summarise and bring clarity to reported data in a fast past and dynamic environment
  • Strong interpersonal skills, with the ability to build effective working relationships at all levels across the business functions and influence senior management/directors and wider stakeholders