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FP&A Manager - PE backed AI/SaaS company

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  • Job type Permanent
  • Reference BBBH120781

Investigo are delighted to be partnering with PE backed, AI company in their search for an FP&A Manager on a permanent basis. Sustainability is at the heart of what they do and are offering products that reduce our carbon footprint. Ideally for this role you will have SaaS industry experience.

The role:

  • Take a lead role in running the group's rolling cash flow forecasting cycle (which includes both free cash flow and underlying cash flow) in partnership with the financial planning and analysis (FP&A) leads who operate the income statement forecasting cycle.
  • Improve the underlying accuracy and precision of inputs into cash flow forecasting by identifying areas for process improvement and performing deep dive reviews on the "as-is" process; it is essential that the ideal candidate has previous experience of cash flow forecasting.
  • Quickly understand the relevant complexities of working capital across our business; particularly the varied nature of customer contracting arrangements.
  • Work alongside our financial leaders to determine how strategic and operational decisions / changes in contracting terms etc. impact working capital and cash flow forecasting.
  • Monitor CAPEX forecasts to ensure appropriate considerations are given to the cash flow needs of high-profile business projects.
  • Business partner with senior stakeholders
  • Work alongside stakeholders to understand current processes / what works well / what does not work well, with regards to the current cash flow forecasting process. Drive forward ideas of change / best practice /standardisation.
  • Navigate through complexity by ensuring that all key stakeholders are connected in the cash flow forecasting process to ensure the output, and subsequent analysis, is delivered on a timely basis. To do this, you will understand the complexities of large, multi-national organisations.
  • Work alongside the Financial Systems team to continuously enhance the tools we work with which support cash flow forecasting and monitoring
  • Benchmark cash flow / working capital performance versus industry peers using publicly available information and other specialised reports
  • Promote and drive the working capital / cash generation agenda across the business; ensure the underlying importance of cash flow forecasting is consistently understood.
  • Take the lead on monthly reporting and analysis activities specific to cash flow and working capital monitoring, including commentary within the Group's management accounts.

About you:

  • Relevant Finance / business qualification e.g. qualified ACA/ACCA/CIMA or equivalent.
  • SaaS/Software/Tech industry experience
  • Significant experience with cash flow forecasting / budgeting / monitoring and associated analytics; "plus" within the technology sector.
  • Proven track record in delivering change, collaboratively - with expertise in finance process design and improvement.
  • Demonstrate good accounting skills and technical knowledge on financial accounting and reporting under IFRS.
  • Strong networking and interpersonal skills with a desire to business partner to drive change.
  • Agile working mindset with an adaptable working style, ability to think creatively, highly driven, and self-motivated.

If you are interested in this role, please send your cv to calum.forster@investigo.co.uk