Head of FP&A

25 November 20212021-11-25
York, North Yorkshire

Head of FP&A with remote working - Exclusively registered with Pratap Partnership. 

A superb opportunity to work in a truly dynamic, agile business who are growing rapidly after recently being acquired. Whilst this business is based in York, the working pattern and location is totally flexible allowing employees to work completely remotely if they choose to do so. This is a truly people focused business who offer a fantastic benefit package and encourage staff to give back to the community, giving employees 11 “community days” to be spent supporting a charity of their choice in addition to the 24 days holiday (increasing with years service), bonus, staff perks (including free apple watch) pension, private health and staff discounts. If you would like the opportunity to work in a growing business where every day is different, and great scope for career progression, this could be the opportunity to you

The suitable applicant will be joining the business at a time of significant growth, this role will be a key component in enabling decision making which underpins the delivery of the strategic plan. The business require an experienced Head of FP&A, who will have the ability to make a difference by influencing strategy by shaping how the business reports, develop pricing strategy, sets commission and bonus compensation models and M&A opportunities. This is a challenging and diverse role that has key stakeholders across the business reporting directly to the Chief Financial Officer.

What you’ll be doing


  • Lead the month-end management information reporting for the business. Working closely with all departments to understand key performance drivers and market conditions.
  • Provide insight and variance analysis to support understanding of financial performance against budgets, forecasts and prior year along with appropriate response plans
  • Deliver market insight to spot trends and ensure market position is maximised.
  • Manage team to deliver insightful cost reporting to functional areas. Continually challenge and review the delivery of reporting across the team to ensure it is of a high standard and driving conversations in line with business strategy.


Financial Planning

  • Lead the budget and regular re-forecasting process ensuring collaboration and consolidation of all functions involved, challenging submissions, and putting together clear and concise summary presentations.
  • Own all aspects of the budgeting/forecasting modelling and challenge the output of the models produced by the team.
  • Ensure appropriate challenge of cost submissions and ensure appropriate sales targets are set for the business.
  • Automation of budgeting processes, man
  • Management reporting, contract and pricing approvals

Business Strategy

  • Assisting in developing pricing models for the business and deal-pricing for specific sales opportunities and projects including in-house Service development
  • Develop performance targets and strategy for the Sales function, including managing the team to deliver challenging but realistic targets, alongside setting and tracking sales commissions.
  • Embedding Business Partnering into the Marketing team, working closely & collaboratively to provide commercial insight and supporting decision making. Drive effective management of the marketing cost base including ensuring that strong controls are in place.
  • Drawing on financial and commercial expertise to bring commercial insight and analysis to the senior management team across the business.
  • Contributing to ad-hoc strategic projects including assessment and execution of potential investment and corporate development initiatives.
  • M&A


What experience we think you’ll need

  • Experience leading/creating a high performing team and driving high-quality output.
  • Highly driven and ambitious with the ability to think laterally and solve problems
  • Strong organisation and managerial skills to deliver the ever-changing business requirements in a timely and prioritised manner.
  • Evidence of taking ownership and ability to prioritise and deal with a wide range of business requirements, as well as usual activities at the same time to meet tight deadlines.
  • Excellent communication skills, both written and verbal, with the ability to communicate financial information to people from both finance and non-finance backgrounds.
  • Advanced MS Office packages, Excel and PowerPoint.
  • Qualified Accountant (ACA/CIMA/ACCA) with a minimum of 5 years professional experience encompassing similar responsibilities to this role (business partnering and FP&A experience, including building and operating forecasting models).

This is a fantastic opportunity to join a modern and agile business at a time of significant growth.