FP&A Director

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    Coventry, West Midlands

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    4 months ago

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    6 months

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FP&A Director

Interim - 6 months (potential to go permanent)

Based in Coventry

Competitive Day Rate

I am recruiting an interim FP&A director to work for a FTSE 250 International company specialising in components and sub-systems for the Aerospace, Defence and Energy markets.

This role forms part of the leadership team within the Airframe Systems Division, who provide a wide range of products and solutions to both the defence & civil aerospace industries.

You will play a key role in ensuring that all sites and product groups in the division have an effective financial planning and reporting process in place, which enables management at all levels in the organisation to make optimal decisions and communicate results and forecasts to both internal and external customers / shareholders.


  • Provides a consolidated division financial plan, which meets the needs of division management and Group, ensuring clear variance explanations, sensitivity analysis and effective identification of O&R (opportunities and risks). Owns the budgeting and forecasting work process.
  • Assists Divisional FD with development of PG targets; tracks and forecasts target achievement throughout the year.
  • Owns the continuous improvement of the financial planning process for the division, and is a key contributor of the cross division / Group FP&A team
  • Responsible for delivery of monthly financial results information including input for the Division President's report, Finance Director's report, Division Leadership review, and CEO KPI review.
  • Consolidates and communicates the weekly flash forecast and variance drivers to the Division leadership.
  • Consolidates the monthly Outturn and O&R reports, reviews with FD and President, and communicates to Group.
  • Provides financial leadership as part of the annual strategic planning process, and owns the strategic planning financial model.
  • Provides data and decision analysis support for initiatives with financial impact including (but not limited to) revenue growth, gross margin improvement, R&D programmes, operating cost savings / productivity improvements, staffing plans, working capital improvement, and capital expenditures.
  • Provides data, business case modelling and decision analysis support for acquisitions and divestitures.
  • Provides consolidated division customer and program reporting to the division leadership, and provides analysis to the Programme Management and Sales & Marketing teams to improve profitability and customer satisfaction.
  • Provides analysis and decision making support as needed for customer bids (BAR's), and partners with Sales & Marketing to track and analyse the win / loss performance for the Division inclusive of variance to the ten year plan.
  • Oversees the CER review and approval process, as well as the PIR (post investment review) process for the division.

Key skills and competencies required:

We would like you have had experience at senior leadership level, in a Commercial Finance / FP&A role, ideally within the Manufacturing, Engineering, Aerospace industries or similar.

We would also like you to have:

  • Qualified Accountant status (ACA, ACCA, CIMA or equivalent)
  • Excellent Excel skills
  • Proven FP&A experience to include budgets, forecasts, financial models, capex and working capital analysis
  • Team leadership experience within the finance function

What else do I need to know?

  • Competitive day rate on offer
  • Potential for the role to be converted to a permanent role for the right person
  • Must be eligible for BPSS security clearance

This is an excellent opportunity to join a market-leading organisation and progress your career in an interesting environment. If you are looking for your next opportunity, please apply online.