Head of FP&A
London - Maple House

Job Reference: --005994

Location: London - Maple House

Closing Date: 03/05/2019

Department: Finance

Division: Informa Connect

Job Purpose:

  • The Divisional Head of FP&A is required to provide insight and analysis around the financial performance of the division.


Main Duties & Responsibilities:

Business Planning

  • Take the lead for Divisional Business Planning and Budgeting processes.
  • Effectively manage a team of Market Led Business Controllers to gain insight and accuracy across the entire Connect Division.
  • Be cognisant of, and implement, strategic direction into forecasting, planning and budgeting.
  • Oversee the maintenance of risk and opportunities to trade and co-ordinate any mitigating activity tracking as and when necessary
  • Be at the forefront of decision support by being the “eyes and ears” of the divisional financials.
  • Identify opportunities for revenue maximisation (including processes for recognition and control of barter and vendor commissions)
  • Identify and embed cost control measures that facilitate OP maximisation.


Forecasting & Reporting Systems

  • Oversee stability in the TM1 (the enterprise planning software that Connect relies on to implement collaborative planning, budgeting, forecasting and reporting solutions).
  • Specialise in understanding Connect SAP structure, profit centres/PFCs, hierarchies and the flow of data between SAP FC, SAP ECC, Hyperion and any upstream systems (such as SFDC and Infront).  Translate that specialism into continuous TM1 development.
  • Oversee the integration of businesses (through acquisition and portfolio change).  Onboarding them into TM1 processes as efficiently as possible.
  • Sponsor developments to TM1 that improve transparency and functionality to both the finance team and the wider business.
  • Ensure that the business is engaged and trained in collaboratively contributing to the forecasting process through TM1.
  • Establish relationships and work effectively with the SSCs (R2R, O2C, P2P) and SteerCos to understand end to end data flow and processes.
  • Be adapt in with leading or participating in project management with various stakeholders within the Inform Group.
  • Lead a Reporting Manager and Data Analyst to best deliver and configure forecasting and reporting requirements.


Key Monthly Deliverables

  • Exec Summary Profit and Loss
  • P&L by Vertical (Detail)
  • Lead the Monthly Management Account Close process
  • Connect Monthly Management Pack (Divisional Deliverable)
  • Connect Monthly Trading Review Materials (Divisional Deliverable)
  • Readily available and ad-hoc delivery of Reporting Schedules




Minimum Education Level:

  • Professional Finance Qualification (ACA, ACCA, CIMA)

Background Knowledge, Skills & Experience:

  • 5 years+ PQE
  • Experience across multiple ERPs (including SAP and Oracle)
  • Project Management capabilities (particularly in reference to enhancing reporting solutions and integration of new financial data)
  • Analytical and inquisitive in nature
  • Detail oriented
  • Self-motivated
  • Good at managing internal stakeholders
  • Strong communicator
  • Highly skilled in using Excel and PowerPoint
  • High attention to detail





This position is now closed. We are no longer accepting applications for this position.