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Tradition is currently seeking to appoint a Head of FP&A to be based within the London office.
The FP&A function is key to the ability of the Group to understand its performance and implement its strategy.
The Head of FP&A is responsible for design and delivery (including presentation) of the majority of financial management information in order to effective deliver value-add for the business.
Main responsibilities within the Head of FP&A position include:
Reporting & Analysis
Responsible for design and delivery of regular accurate and insightful management information to various stakeholders including the Board and its Committees, the CEOs Committee, and business managers on a monthly and ad-hoc basis – based upon various views (e.g. London managed vs statutory) providing feedback on performance and other factors
Responsible for design and delivery of daily reporting of revenue across TLM
Responsible for the ongoing review of new joiners and initiatives post implementation – including broker performance monitoring
Responsible for proactively identifying and analysing trends, issues and other factors and highlighting them to senior management
Responsible for the Finance interaction with Support functions and associated reporting to ensure strong cost controls
Acting as a trusted adviser to the CFO and senior business management
Responsible for the design and delivery of the annual budgeting process to deliver a high-quality output with buy-in and ownership from all stakeholders, seeking each year to improve accuracy and process based on past experience
Responsible for ongoing reporting and understanding of variances to budget
Responsible for periodic formal and informal financial reforecasting as required
Responsible for all financial modelling produced including but not limited to new joiners and initiatives, ICAAP financial modelling, scenario analysis
Ad-hoc modelling as requested by the CFO
Allocations and Bonuses:
Responsible for the design and implementation of cost allocations between desks and entities
Responsible for the provision of data in an appropriately systemised form in line with the responsibilities above
Responsible for the administration and maintenance of related systems (e.g. Qlikview)
Work closely with IT and the business to deliver continual improvements in reporting capability, seeking always to deliver information in the most robust and efficient way possible suitable to the needs of stakeholders
Responsible for the members of the FP&A team including approvals, appraisals, objective setting and input into the remuneration process
Responsible for ensuring that they receive appropriate professional and personal development
Responsible for delivery a high calibre FP&A function as perceived by the team and others
Leading by example to ensure best outcomes
Calculation of broker bonuses (TUK), with potential to expand as appropriate
Working closely with the Finance team to offer assistance and guidance
Assisting with general process improvements
Point of contact for Senior Management and Desk/Department Managers
Providing training and assistance to others in Finance and elsewhere to improve FP&A outcomes
Acting as a senior member of Finance in order to deliver the best outcome for the entire function
Any other duties reasonably requested
Key skills, experience and competencies required to be successful in this role:
Experience of working within a similar role
Financial services experience preferable
Strong technical skills (accounting and systems)
Excellent communication skills (verbal and written)
Logical and problem solving approach
Desire to understand "why"
Flexible, adaptable and efficient
Attention to detail
System experience (Especially Excel and QlikView/Business objects)
Project & Time Management
Business partnering approach
Interpersonal skills and handling conflict
Self-driven, enthusiastic and a good team player
Ability to work under pressure and embrace change
Proven ability to solve complex issues and reconcile differences
Good organisational skills and time keeping
Ability to identify areas for improvement and implement changes
Ability to take ownership of ad hoc tasks or small projects from start to completion and deliver conclusive results.