Head of FP&A

Sector:Financial Services
Job type:Perm
Salary/Rate:£120,000 per annum
Town/City:City of London
County:Greater London
Job ref:607-10
Post Date:07. 06. 2024

About the Role

Our client is a prominent insurance company known for its dedication to delivering outstanding services and pioneering solutions to clients. With a robust presence in the market, they consistently aim to establish new benchmarks in the insurance sector. They are currently seeking a dynamic and experienced Head of FP&A to join their team in Central London.

About the Role:

As the Head of FP&A, the successful candidate will play a pivotal role in leading the financial planning and analysis function of the company. They will provide strategic insights, drive financial performance, and contribute to the overall success of the organisation.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Leading and overseeing the financial planning and analysis function, including budgeting, forecasting, and long-term financial planning.
  • Providing strategic financial insights and recommendations to senior management.
  • Delivering in-depth competitor analysis, market trends, and insightful commentary to the leadership team.
  • Developing and maintaining robust financial models to support business decision-making.
  • Analysing financial performance and key metrics, identifying trends, opportunities, and areas for improvement.
  • Preparing comprehensive financial reports and presentations for stakeholders, including the executive team and board of directors.
  • Collaborating cross-functionally with various departments to ensure accurate financial reporting and alignment with business objectives.
  • Leading and supporting M&A activities, including financial due diligence and integration.
  • Conducting margin analysis and implementing strategies to optimise profitability.
  • Continuously enhancing FP&A processes, tools, and methodologies to drive efficiency and effectiveness.

Required Skills and Qualifications:

  • Proven experience in a senior FP&A role within the insurance industry.
  • Qualified Accountant (ACA/ACCA/CIMA) with extensive financial planning and analysis experience.
  • Exceptional analytical and problem-solving skills, with a keen attention to detail.
  • Advanced proficiency in financial modelling, forecasting, and reporting.
  • Strong communication and presentation abilities, with the capacity to articulate complex financial concepts to non-financial stakeholders.
  • Strategic mindset with the ability to provide actionable insights and recommendations to senior management.
  • Demonstrated leadership skills, with experience in managing and developing high-performing teams.
  • Previous experience in M&A activities and margin analysis is highly desirable.
  • Strong proficiency in financial systems and tools.

What They Offer:

  • Competitive salary and benefits package.
  • Opportunity to work with a leading insurance company and make a significant impact.
  • Collaborative and inclusive work environment.
  • Professional development and career growth opportunities.
  • Central London location with convenient access to transportation.

If you are a seasoned finance professional with a passion for driving financial performance and have a background in insurance, they invite you to apply for the role of Head of FP&A.

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