European FP&A Lead

European FP&A Lead

Job Title: European FP&A Lead
Contract Type: Permanent
Location: Birmingham, West Midlands
Salary: Negotiable
Start Date: ASAP
Reference: FIN_012_1579863367
Contact Name: Marcus Barnes
Contact Email:
Job Published: January 24, 2020 10:56

Job Description

My client is looking for a senior FP&A lead to look after their European business based here in Birmingham. The successful candidate will be qualified ACA/CIMA/ACCA and will be open to travel out to European sites on a regular basis. Fluent German/ Business German is preferred.

Key Roles and Responsibilities:

  • Ensure Internal & External Financial Reporting is Accurate, Reliable and Timely
  • Support Month End / Quarter End Financial Close Process - US GAAP Consolidation
  • Own (Take Accountability) for the Sub Regional Consolidation - Profit & Loss, Balance Sheet, Cash Flow - Understand the Actuals (by Entity & Account)
  • Standardisation & Improvement of Financial Processes & Procedures (e.g. Financial Walks)
  • Ensure Compliance to Policies & Procedures, Local GAAP, US GAAP
  • Lead Internal Management Reporting - Europe & US - Financial Walks (Monthly, Quarterly, Year To Date, Forecast, Sequential etc) & Business Presentations
  • Work closely with local Management (Sales, Operations, Finance, IT) to have the Data, Analysis, Supporting Documentation to truly Understand Operational Performance
  • Support Management Decision Making Processes Through Broad Ranging Detailed Financial Analysis
  • Lead Annual Budget & LRFF Process - Site, Country, Region
  • Support Capex Approval Process - Initial Business Case Analysis, Preparation of Business Cases, Execution, Tracking Act vs Expected

Skills and Qualifications:

  • Qualified Accountant
  • Manufacturing sector experience
  • Detailed understanding of complex finance operations
  • Proven track record of introducing new processes effectively into finance
  • Experience of data manipulation, transformation & interpretation
  • Experience of implementing ERP systems an advantage

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