Head of FP &A

£100k - 115k per year + bonus + benefits
30 Apr 2021
28 May 2021
Gareth Cowan
Experience Levels
Contract Type
Full Time

We’re recruiting for this newly created role within an established UK Bank with growth on their mind! This is an ideal opportunity for someone to really put their stamp on an ambitious and growing business but implementing and improving high-level Financial Planning & Analysis to support the decision making of the CFO and the board.

You will work closely with the CFO, playing a key role in building a best in class commercial Finance function that is aimed at supporting the future growth and decision making of the business. You will develop and improve new systems, controls and ways of working as well as building strong relationships with all teams across the business.

 This is a truly commercial role and we need to find a candidate with genuine gravitas who can support the demands of a high-performing leadership team in a young company. 

Key Responsibilities:

  • • Monthly management reporting (includes Financial Performance Review Pack, ALCO Pack, CFO Reports)
  • • Lead the building of a class-leading MI framework
  • • Continue to build a truely Business Partnering function accross the entire Group
  • • Ad-hoc business case analysis and interrogation
  • • Reporting for monthly bank governance including Financial Performance Review
  • • Risk appetite metrics reporting and analysis
  • • Capital and liquidity reporting, forecasting and analysis
  • • Commercial business partnering and ad hoc analysis to enable optimal business decision making
  • • Lots of ad-hoc decision support analysis and Business Partnering to senior stakeholders in the business

Qualifications and Experience:

  • • Qualified Accountant (ACA/ACCA/CIMA) with 3+ years’ experience within FP&A / Business Intelligence
  • • Financial Services experience is essential, preferably banking. 
  • • Strong analytical and problem-solving skills
  • • Strong financial modelling skills
  • • Strong business partnering skills, with the ability to articulate the drivers of financial performance to business stakeholders (‘tell the story’)
  • • Ability to work with stakeholders to optimise performance / harness opportunities / mitigate risks.
  • • Excellent written and verbal communication skills

Cultural fit is key, and in this instance, we need someone who is energetic, driven and genuinely commercially oriented but who also has a pro-active & “get it done” attitude. The ability to deal with an ever-changing and fast paced environment is also essential.

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