Head of Financial Planning & Analysis

PE Backed Market Leading Service Provider

Ref: DC53077

Hybrid / Essex
£100,000 + Bonus + Benefits

Our client is a market leading Private Equity backed business with revenues in excess of £300m generated in the UK and Europe. The company has developed extremely strong relationships with a core client base, making it the “go to” provider to most leading companies in its sector. There is considerable scope to drive margin improvement across the business, as well as a unique opportunity to create significant value by moving to a subscription-based model.


This new role consolidates existing positions and has been created to enhance financial forecasting and analysis and to provide better business insights for the Executive Management Team. The Head of FP&A will manage a team of 3, working with the EMT members and across the Financial Leadership Team to support and challenge operational performance and financial outcomes by business unit and geography. The FP&A team produces value added KPI reporting and analysis for the EMT and is tasked with the financial stewardship of all budgeting, forecasting and analysis of actual reporting. This role is the right-hand person to the CFO and will work closely with the CEO to provide business insights and to prepare all internal Exec Board reporting and external shareholder and lender reporting.


Applicants should be qualified accountants, with a first-class academic record and have excellent analytical skills that have been gained in a commercial environment, as well as proven FP&A experience. Proven skills in business partnering, relationship building, influencing, and negotiating are essential, as the position requires a strong leader who can build and develop a ‘best in class’ FP&A team. Excellent interpersonal skills, both written and verbal, are a prerequisite, as well as the ability to work and thrive in a fast-paced, multi-tasked and multi-channel environment. Experience integrating newly acquired businesses will be a definite advantage, as will any exposure to commercial pricing.

This is an excellent opportunity to join a newly formed Executive Management Team where you can make a considerable impact in a growing international business that is backed by a leading Global Private Equity Fund.

This is an excellent opportunity to make a considerable impact in a growing international business that is backed by a leading Global Private Equity Fund.


To apply for this role, please use the Apply button, or alternatively, email your CV to Justin Dunner: jdunner@walkerhamill.com quoting reference DC53077.

Please note that due to the expected volume of applications, we will only be able to respond to those candidates whose experience matches the requirements of our client. We are sorry, but if you have not heard from us within the next ten days, please assume you have been unsuccessful on this occasion.

Walker Hamill has been a specialist finance and strategy recruiter for over 30 years. We have an extensive client group, including major multinational listed organisations, private equity backed businesses and privately owned companies. We recruit across all sectors and have particularly strong client relationships in media, retail, pharma/biotech, technology, property/real estate, leisure and business services. Headquartered in London, we have additional offices in continental Europe. For more information, please see www.walkerhamill.com.

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