Head of Financial Planning and Analysis

Head of Financial Planning and Analysis - London, UK

Ref: 168Wednesday 12 January 2022

Role: Head of Financial Planning and Analysis

Location:  Tower Hill/London with the ability to work from home in line with our agile working policy

Salary: £70,000



About the role

Our Finance team has embarked on an exciting period of change, we are now looking for a talented individual who can help us deliver seamless reporting of current and future performance. Reporting to the Executive Director of Finance, we are looking for someone to join the team as Head of Financial Planning and Analysis with the core purpose of developing and leading a robust, accurate and timely Business Performance Management (BPM) process that enables performance visibility and improved decision making; alongside taking lead of the company’s Budget, Plan and forecasting processes. 


You will ensure full financial regulatory compliance, including the delivery of accurate and on time regulator returns and supplementary information in accordance with Regulator requirements and support the development and delivery of a clear long term financial systems strategy that enables the Finance team to report effectively with an accelerated month end close. Other key responsibilities will be to develop and lead:


  • The monthly BPM process with detailed I&E, reserves, capital and cashflow reporting to the Executive.
  • The annual and five year budgeting process including preparation of financials and commentary reporting to the Executive and Board.
  • The forecasting process including preparation of financials (detailed I&E, reserves, capital and cashflow) and commentary reporting to the Executive and Board.


About you

We are looking for an energetic and curious individual with a strong desire to deliver high quality analysis.  You will be a qualified accountant with a successful track record of leading and managing a FP&A (or equivalent) function, including the management of monthly, quarterly, annual and multi-year reporting. You will be able to demonstrate your knowledge of and ability to manage planning, budgeting and reporting systems.


Strong direct and indirect people management skills, including the ability to upwardly manage senior staff; your excellent communication skills and the ability to work effectively with finance and non-finance staff, explaining complex financial issues to non-financial staff are essential; Housing and/or Charity sector experience will be beneficial but not essential.


What we offer

Flexible Working and Pension

  • We are committed to maintaining your work/life balance. We offer 25 days annual leave, and operate a very popular Flexi Time scheme, which allows you to supplement your annual leave entitlement. After 5 years, staff annual leave entitlement increases to 28 days.
  • We contribute 4% of your gross annual salary, and you are able to enrol in the Defined Contribution scheme following a successful probationary period in which the employer contribution is 6%.

A Diverse and Inclusive Work Place

  • Equality, diversity and inclusion are central to the organisation's values and how we work.
  • We are proud of our commitment to diversity and inclusion and have 8 great Diversity Networks to support clients and staff from different backgrounds so they are able to be their best selves.

Excellent Development and Growth Opportunities

  • We hold Investors in People Gold accreditation – one of just 3% of Housing Associations to achieve this. 82% of staff who took part in the survey say it’s a great place to work.
  • We are committed to developing all of our staff via routes such as secondments, transfers and promotion. In 2019 35% of our vacancies were filled by internal promotions.