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  • Director FP&A GT&O

    Posted Date 1 month ago(10/19/2018 11:58 AM)
    Requisition ID
    21054
    Location
    UK-London
    Career Category
    Finance
    Type
    Company Employee Full-Time
  • Position Summary

    The Director, Financial Planning and Analysis, will be responsible for the development and maintenance of forecasts, budget planning and financial analysis to support the executive leadership team in the Global Technology & Operations Department to inform critical business decisions. The candidate will be a seasoned finance professional looking to drive change, influence outcomes and make meaningful contributions at both a strategic and tactical level.  He/she will take a leading role in strategic planning and other special finance projects. The position will also perform duties to support business development, strategic planning and corporate development activities.

    Responsibilities

    • Lead an iterative and collaborative process to develop and maintain annual operating plan/budget, forecast, and variance analysis
    • Develop appropriate and timely management reporting capability regarding key drivers of business performance (financial analysis, key metrics scorecards, etc.) and deliver in the best way to enhance and support decision making capability
    • Deliver presentations on budget/forecasts and relevant financial performance to senior management team and Corporate
    • Champion development of new processes with a bias towards best practice and automation
    • Provide guidance and oversight to the creation of financial performance metrics and analysis that is routine or ad hoc, actionable and insightful, easy to understand, margin & profitability analysis, and other key performance indicators
    • Support the development and maintenance of an infrastructure that facilitates rapid reporting and analysis of key metrics driving financial and operational performance
    • Create and maintain department dashboards that analyze performance against key business metrics
    • Provide support and analysis for M&A financial modeling and analytics. Work with Accounting and Business Development to identify and evaluate potential issues inherent in potential deals and the long-term impact to the organization
    • Oversee modeling for all business investments and be able to quantify business needs and support with justifiable ROI

    Requirements

    • Bachelors degree required (BS/BA Business/Finance/Accounting). MBA preferred
    • 5+ Years of FPA experience
    • Strong understanding of financial statements and key financial metrics
    • Must have strong analytical, strategic, problem solving and organizational skills and strong attention to detail
    • Skills should include budget development, strategic planning and personnel management; demonstrated success developing and monitoring processes to manage operations and work that involves high levels of collaboration
    • Strong communication (verbal and written) and presentation skills
    • Willing to go the extra mile with a strong work ethic. Self-directed, resourceful and willing to roll-up your sleeves as needed. Proven ability to drive projects and analysis to closure in a collaborative and matrixed environment
    • Team player with the ability to work independently, proactively and effectively under pressure
    • Performs a variety of complicated tasks with a wide degree of creativity and latitude
    • Adaptable to changing business plans and priorities
    • Ability to build strong relationships across all levels within an organization
    • Broad business acumen and sound business judgment
    • Ability to understand business challenges and proactively recommend solutions
    • Ability to synthesize and present advanced financial concepts
    • Advanced knowledge of Excel & PowerPoint
    • Experience with financial systems – SAP and EPM – is preferred

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