Head of Fp&a - Kingston upon Hull, United Kingdom - Arco

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Kingston upon Hull, United Kingdom

1 month ago

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About The Role:

If you're an experienced FP&A professional, who is used to working with senior stakeholders to ensure they have the right insight at the right time, then we've created a brand-new role here Arco that could be great for you

As our new Head of FP&A, you'll report directly into our Director of Business Planning and Performance and manage a team of FP&A specialists.

You and your team will partner with the business to provide focused performance management, decision support, analysis, and insight to enable the Board to develop and execute effective strategies.

This role be an integral position within our finance team, as we continue our transformation journey to become more profitable and sustainable.

This role is a hybrid position, with a mix of remote working, and office-based days (2 or 3 days a week) from our head office in Hull.

Key responsibilities include:

  • Developing and implementing financial plans and strategies to support the organisation's overall strategic business objectives
  • Actively seeking to improve the financial understanding of the business through training, presence within departments and be seen supporting and driving key initiatives
  • Owning, developing, and managing annual budgeting and forecasting processes, integrating with S&OP
  • Clear, concise reporting to the leadership team and Board providing value adding insight
  • Managing financial risks and opportunities and outturn for the year
  • Supporting the Board in target setting, aligning to strategy
  • Implementing and managing longer term strategic planning to support growth ambitions
  • Ensuring that transformation initiatives are underpinned with robust tracking and appropriate accountability, identifying actions to be taken as appropriate to deliver the benefits
  • Developing and implementing systems solutions to maximise efficiencies for budgeting, forecasting and reporting
  • Managing monthly business performance review and reporting cycle
  • Ensuring alignment of data, systems, and reports between functions gatekeeper of 'one version of the truth'
On top of working for the UK's leading integrated health and safety experts, you'll also receive:

  • A competitive starting salary plus up to 17% annual bonus and car allowance of £7,900
  • 32 days holiday inclusive of bank holidays, plus the option to purchase up to 5 more days
  • 2 fully paid Community Volunteering days (pro rata for part time) every year
  • An excellent pension and 8x salary Life Assurance scheme
  • A huge range of high street retailer discounts to help with cost of living via MyArco Perks
  • Free, 24hour access to our Employee Assistance Programme
  • Access to our Learning Management System, to support your personal and career development
  • Longterm service awards we're proud to have employees who have worked for us for 40 years

The ideal Head of FP&A will be/have:

  • A qualified Accountant with several years FP&A experience, preferably in a multi-SKU product environment
  • Strong leadership and influencing skills with demonstrated ability to lead change and drive improvements
  • Experience of developing reporting and analysis with the ability to challenge assumptions and the status quo
  • Ability to demonstrate judgement, drive, visibility, impact and influence across the business, specifically with the leadership team and senior managers
  • Excellent interpersonal, communication and presentation skills
  • Strong knowledge of business strategy, structure, systems, processes and people able to understand the drivers of a business and how to impact them
  • Ability to work as a team and deliver to tight deadlines
  • Good knowledge of macroeconomic factors and how they affect business

About Us:
With almost 140 years of experience, Arco are recognised as the UK's leading safety experts.

As the only integrated safety products and services business, our size, scale and reputation in the sector are why we have such an impressive portfolio of accounts and customers.

We're the expert safety partner with a unique mix of specialist expertise and practical real-life industry knowledge.

Our specialist safety services provide the technical services and specialist expertise for working at height, in confined spaces and with respiratory protection.

Following the appointment of our CEO in December 2022, we are now on a transformation journey to become more profitable and sustainable.

This is an exciting and demanding time for the business.

There is opportunity to shape and challenge the transformation journey and future growth, while balance the pressure to deliver sales growth and financial targets that are necessary to support the future growth.

Our behaviours; Care, Collaborate, Perform and Deliver, are embedded within our culture, to drive performance and ensure we succeed together and are rewarded for that shared success.

Because It's on us. To deliver. Together.

Everyone is welcome at Arco, no matter who you are. Our business is fully com

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