Head of FP&A

Posted 30 May 2023
Salary £65000 per annum, Benefits: 20% bonus
DisciplineQualified Finance
Contact NameAaron Conneran

Job description

Head of FP&A | Manchester + Hybrid (2 days in office) | Sports Services

Job Overview:

Axon Moore are delighted to be working in partnership with a fast growing sports services business in Manchester as they look to hire an ambitious and driven FP&A experience qualified accountant to step into the Head of FP&A position.

The role reports into the Head of Group Finance and will lead a small team of 3.

Salary: £65,000 + 20% bonus + excellent benefits

Location: Manchester (2 days in the office / 3 days from home)

Main Duties:
  • Lead, mentor, develop and manage the management accounts team.
  • Direct and guide the team to develop the accounting and reporting systems, practices and procedures in accordance with current legislation and the latest developments in all applicable accounting standards
  • Direct, support and motivate staff to ensure that the responsibilities outlined are carried out effectively and to a high standard, and act as a positive role model for others.
  • Responsible for the overall performance of the team, undertaking regular one to ones and performance reviews.
  • Explore new ways of working and means of analysing and processing data using power query, power BI and/or any other appropriate means
  • Lead the team to ensure the timely and accurate preparation of monthly P&L reports to the Senior Management
  • Preparing and reporting actual results vs. budgets/forecasts, variance analysis and narrative on the monthly results and ensure delivered in the agreed timetable;
  • Cost centre review and analysis;
  • Preparing additional supporting analysis and KPI’s to feed into the monthly management reporting packs;
  • Preparation of key reporting information, liaising with applicable managers to ensure that costs are being properly recorded and managed and variances investigated and explained;
  • Product/Sector profitability reporting – to be developed and enhanced
  • Ensure timely preparation of balance sheet reconciliations for accrued and deferred income and rights costs.
  • Ensure that annual budget and forecasting process is co-ordinated across finance and the wider management team.
  • Work closely with Head of Customer Performance through the budget and forecast process to make sure fully aligned with customer strategy and performance.
  • Develop the use of software tools (Vena) to ensure a robust budget and forecast process is maintained with clearly documented assumptions with detailed analysis available by entity and currency.
  • Produce 12 month rolling forecast P&L on monthly basis for inclusion in reporting pack
  • Provide a detailed P&L to the compliance team and work with Financial Controller to allow for the balance sheet and cashflow forecast to be developed. Assist with analysis of key working capital items such a deferred and accrued income.
Person Specification:
  • ACA, ACCA, CIMA qualified with relevant experience in a similar role.
  • Experience of finance systems, preferably a large system such as Sage 1000, SAP or similar and an advanced knowledge of Excel, Power Query, Power BI and Powerpoint
  • Excellent teamwork and interpersonal skills, particularly in communicating with a wide range of people and helping to create a harmonious and effective working environment.
  • Strong aptitude for business process improvement.
  • Strong analytical skills and the ability to take initiative in problem solving.
  • Good planning and organisational skills with the ability to prioritise effectively and being flexible in approach.
  • Strong communication skills (written, verbal and presentational).
  • Customer focused, understanding the needs of customers and the importance of providing solutions to satisfy short and long-term objectives.
  • Ability to anticipate and manage potential points of conflict, balancing the interests of different groups against strategy and objectives.
  • Negotiation skills with the ability to work effectively and influentially at all levels.
  • Goal setting/short term planning: Achieves results by setting goals using quality planning, analysis and decision making. Adapts and copes successfully with changing circumstances.
  • Managing complexity: Is able to work effectively in a highly complex, diverse, changing environment. Adapts well to and is energized by change whilst maintaining focus on key business goals and personal objectives.
  • Builds effective relationships through positive communication that motivates and influences others. Is an honest, trustworthy, valued team member, and actively involved in achieving team objectives.
  • Personal Effectiveness: Produces outstanding results both professionally and personally by being proactive and committed. Continually focuses on achieving positive results contributing to business success.

For immediate consideration or more information on the role, please contact Joe Develing at 07885281468.