Head of Financial Planning & Analysis - GBP85-105k
MERJE Ltd have been instructed to a recruit a high-profile Head of Financial Planning & Analysis for a fantastic and award winning global FMCG / Manufacturing business based in the Warwickshire / West Midlands area. As part of an on-going finance transformation programme to improve reporting and level of information across the business, this newly created role will play a key role in the timely delivery of all MI and financial analysis across the business providing high level overview for the CEO and key stakeholders across the business. With a defined and clear strategy for significant change and transformation, the successful Head of Financial Planning & Analysis will have genuine opportunities for long-term career progression within a dynamic and extremely fast paced business. Reporting directly to the Group CFO, your key responsibilities as Head of Financial Planning & Analysis will be to set-up, lead & drive the FP&A process and carry out performance measurement & reporting including board meeting preparation.You will be involved in strategic planning, budgeting & forecasting and you will have the opportunity to deliver insightful, high quality analysis and commentary to the board.The role will also involve you being a visible business partner and providing support to divisional leadership teams.You will be expected to coordinate annual budgets and re-forecasting, carry out automation and standardisation of reporting and you will have a key role in contributing to key business decisions by way of commercial analysis.In addition to this fantastic and rare opportunity, you will be involved in key financial projects for the Group CFO and generally provide continuous improvement to financial processes.This role will sit as the right hand to the Group CFO and will require you to challenge, influence and drive the business forward. Head of Financial Planning & Analysis Profile: You will be ACA/ACCA/CIMA Qualified (or equivalent) with significant post qualification experience operating in a senior commercial, FP&A or business partnering role in large complex businesses / plc environment.Ideally you will need to have a strong track record of operating in an FMCG / manufacturing environment and be able to demonstrate that you have excellent commercial acumen.Possess strong systems and Excel skills, ideally to an advance level as you will be required to develop financial models and produce detailed management information with commentary and high level analysis for review by the board of DirectorsYou will be able to communicate with real confidence and flair across all levels and also able to influence senior stakeholders, both verbal and written and able to challenge where necessaryYou will be ambitious and driven with a confident personality and 'can-do' attitude who is not afraid get involved in the detail but also be comfortable supporting overall business strategy The successful candidate will be a pro-active technically and commercially focused senior finance professional with demonstrable achievements operating in a similar FP&A / Commercial role. You will be joining a dynamic and demanding business and if you are interested, please forward your CV for immediate consideration as our client is looking to appoint imminently.