Head of Financial Planning and Analysis - Reading, Oxfordshire, United Kingdom, RG1 1

£125-150k

No matter where businesses are on their IT journey, Ultima provides the assistance they need to align technology with the emerging goals of their organisation. This could include; mitigating risks associated with changes in compliance, optimising infrastructure to improve efficiency or modernising legacy systems for the cloud. In summary, we deliver better business outcomes at a commercial, strategic, operational and technical level.

Head of Financial Planning and Analysis
Reading

Ultima Business Solutions provide IT services that make technology a positive asset for businesses. Our mission statement is to become the trusted long-term IT partner of UK organisations by providing robust and flexible solutions which bring real business benefit.

No matter where businesses are on their IT journey, Ultima provides the assistance they need to align technology with the emerging goals of their organisation. This could include; mitigating risks associated with changes in compliance, optimising infrastructure to improve efficiency or modernising legacy systems for the cloud. In summary, we deliver better business outcomes at a commercial, strategic, operational and technical level.

Having expanded as a business through pure organic growth to become one of the UK's leading IT solutions provider and recently benefitting from a significant PE investment, an exciting opportunity has arisen to join the team in Reading as Head of Financial Planning and Analysis.

Responsibilities

This a unique opportunity for a qualified accountant (CIMA ACA, ACCA) to join a dynamic, progressive and commercially driven PE backed company who are embarking on an exciting time in their development. The business is looking to achieve significant growth over the next 4 years and see better analysis and use of their data being an integral part of that growth. This is a new position, in which you will be responsible for laying down the blueprint for how you see FP&A working in the business and you will be at the forefront of transforming attitudes and culture.

As the new Head of Financial Planning and Analysis you will;

  • Be responsible for preparing Ultima's long-term financial business plan
  • Prepare regular and ad-hoc analysis, reporting and presentations for the Board, the Executive Committee and external analysts
  • Working very closely with the board, it will be your responsibility to manage the Financial Planning and Analysis function (budgeting, forecasting and reporting)
  • Provide business partnering across the Group working across all business divisions to help the Company reach financial targets and maintain financial control
  • Be responsible for the review of Financial 'actuals' with understanding of material variances and pro-actively identify areas for improvement
  • Lead and develop a small team of FP&A analysts
  • Undertake Pricing and Sales team commission analytics
  • Develop and implement policies, systems and procedures
  • Prepare board packs and commentary on performance, analysis on revenue/profit trends, KPI reporting
  • Oversee all management reporting and financial analysis.
Qualifications
  • Be experienced in FP&A and possess proven leadership attributes
  • Be strong and charismatic in your management style, but also someone who is not afraid of 'mucking in' and getting their hands dirty
  • Have previous experience in a result's driven environment is a must, as well as experience of communicating at board level
  • Possess the confidence and experience to challenge and to implement your changes
  • Have prior experience in the implementation of a ERP system ('nice to have' would be Microsoft Dynamics 365).

Required skills
  • ACCA

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