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Head of Financial Planning and Analysis

RPS is a connected global professional services firm of 5,100 people. Operating in 125 countries we’re as diverse as the communities and clients we represent. Together, we define, design and manage projects that create shared value in a complex, urbanising and resource-scarce world.

We solve problems that matter to our clients and their communities. And we are easy to work with. We are confidently pragmatic and we have a winning mindset. Making complex easy.

Role Overview
The Head of Financial Planning and Analysis (FP&A) has responsibility for the management of all aspects of the Group’s forecasting, budgeting and strategic planning processes and the provision of information for use in decision making. The role is critical to the success of Finance in providing strong business support to the Group Leadership Team.

The role is highly visible, where building relationships with senior managers and finance staff throughout RPS is critical.

Key Responsibilities
- Management of the annual budgeting process including design of budget models, coordination and consolidation of Group submissions, preparation of analysis and reporting to Group senior management
- Management of the annual strategic planning process, to include development of submission templates, coordination and consolidation of submissions, preparation of analysis and reporting to Group senior management.
- Preparation of the Group forecasts, including consolidation, review and analysis
- Ownership of the Group cash flow and net debt modelling to support strategic capital allocation decisions and delivering the Group’s long-term viability and going concern modelling
- Developing the Group’s approach to forecasting, including the review and improvement of forecast models that support segmental submissions to Group ensuring that they are driven by the Group’s KPIs
- Ensuring that the Group’s consolidation tool (Hyperion) is properly set up to manage budgeting requirements
- Analysis of Group financial performance against strategic plan, budget and forecast
- Monthly management accounting support for the Group finance team including variance and trend analysis for Group P&L, Balance Sheet, Cash flows and KPIs.

2020 Project Work
- Review and update of budget model and budget process to ensure alignment with Group financial framework and new ERP
- Review and update the Group cash flow and net debt model to accurately reflect the influences on Group cash flow.

Education and experience
- Extensive post qualification experience of FP&A in a large corporate environment
- Strong record of playing a leading role in budgeting and planning processes
- Demonstrated ability to deliver process improvements
- Fully qualified ACA, ACCA or CIMA

RPS is an equal opportunity employer.