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Interim Head of FP&A

  • Location: West Yorkshire, Leeds
  • Salary: £350 - £425 per day
  • Job type: Temporary / Contract
  • Ref: RYJ98765
  • Recruiter: Ryan Johnson

Currently recruiting an Interim Head of FP&A for a large Service Provider in North Yorkshire. The role will report to the Financial Controller but will have a large amount of autonomy over various business units and the successful candidate will be encouraged to drive change and improve existing financial and non-financial processes.

Responsibilities may include but not exclusive to:

  • Providing financial support to executive and divisional senior management and their commercial and operational teams located at head-office and sites across the UK;
  • The production, review and presentation of the monthly financial results, KPIs and commentary;
  • Proactively identifying both potential issues and opportunities to improve performance, working with the teams in the business to address these;
  • Delivery of the annual business plan;
  • Cash-flow forecasting;
  • Financial input to bids and tenders including pricing and review of commercial terms;
  • Financial modelling and input for strategic options which have included the potential acquisition of new sites, changes to on-site processes and the sale of assets;
  • Financial oversight of capital projects with a combined value of c. £5m;
  • The development of product cost models/standard costs against actual performance;
  • Ownership of the divisional balance sheet. Ensuring complete/accurate reconciliations and identifying risks and opportunities;
  • Deputising for the Group Financial Controller, including:
    • Oversight of the accounts team (seven heads) including performance management;
    • Preparation of the monthly Group finance pack;
    • Assisting in the resolution of issues with suppliers and customers; and
    • Review and authorisation of purchase orders, payments and payroll.
  • Drafting of papers for the Group Board on capital investment and accounting treatments/policies;
  • Identifying key financial and operational risks as part of exercise to update the Groups' risk register;
  • Supporting the preparation of the financial statements, interim statements and announcements;
  • Landfill Tax and VAT; and
  • Dealing with external stakeholders including auditors, HMRC, insurers and legal/professional advisors.

The successful candidate will a qualified accountant (ideally ACA) with extensive financial reporting, cash flow and modelling experience. It is imperative you can business partner and work with a number of budget holders across the group, communication and challenging being key.

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