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Head of FP&A


£100k base (plus bonus)

London, 4 days in office (non-negotiable)


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The Opportunity

Finatal is retained by a c.£100m revenue womenswear company which is presently expanding it’s brand internationally with a credible private equity fund. The business is highly recognisable and has a strong precedent of growth to date, with several acquisitions in the pipeline for Q3&4 of 2024. The business has an international presence and has a strong brand reputation which makes this role particularly popular.

The business has set a positive tone culturally, boasting an excellent pattern of internal promotions and retention. The business requires a Head of FP&A to report to the Group CFO. The successful hire will be commercially minded, confident in handling acquisitions, business partnering cross functionally, maximising systems, and particularly adept to modelling and providing insightful analysis to senior stakeholders.

The Responsibilities

  • Responsible for the analysis, understanding and communication of trading and financial performance across 3 Channels with presentation of key insights to the Board, SLT and Group Finance.
  • Partnering with the CEO, CFO and wider Senior Leadership Team for the management of performance and delivery of strategic plans.
  • Lead financial planning, encompasses all aspects of the forecasting cycles (Budgets, Outlooks, Long Term Plan) ensuring key assumptions are understood, bought into by the business and strategic aims are delivered within required timelines.
  • Influencing key stakeholders to drive proactive and corrective action using commercial acumen, data, insights and trends for the delivery of the Commercial P&L.
  • Lead the implementation of digital technologies that will automate large parts of daily and weekly reporting as well as a data led approach to demand planning and production scheduling
  • Lead Capex Investment appraisals and ensuring approved Capex projects drive return on investment and cost remains within target through tracking approved projects and monthly spend.

The Requirements

  • ACA/ACCA/CIMA or equivalent qualification with substantial post qualified experience
  • Experience within retail or consumer brand
  • Passionate about commercial finance with proven finance leadership experience, ability to build a ‘best in class’ commercial finance function
  • Strong analytical skills with advanced data competencies highly valuable
  • Strong commercial acumen with ability to influence senior stakeholders to drive profitability and improve financial performance of the company