Head of Group Performance

Brussels Permanent

Added 24/08/2021

  • International group responsabilities
  • Global Fintech

About Our Client

Fintech, based in more than 30 countries, 1000 employees, applying new technologies to enhance and automate
financial services and processes. This allows small and medium-sized businesses to trade and transact internationally by eliminating boundaries related to more traditional procedures.

Job Description

The Head of Group Performance Management will report to the Group Finance Director and will be responsible for establishing and maintaining a strong performance management and reporting framework for the Fintech.

The role-holder will also be responsible for developing business partnering relationships across the Group, supported by a small team.The candidate will also work closely with the Group Financial Control function to understand and articulate the effect of financial reporting standards upon reported business performance.

The responsabilities will be the following:

- Preparation of the monthly consolidated Group and entity reporting packs, liaising with colleagues within Finance and other non-Finance areas to coordinate information required in line with deadlines
- Prepare analysis and commentary for monthly financial results, identifying and coordinating information requirements from operating subsidiaries and branches
- Develop management reporting to track, understand and comment on business performance
- Develop relationships across the business, including sales, product, treasury and technology to deliver business insights
- Work closely with the Group Financial Control team to understand and articulate the effect of IFRS and local GAAP policies upon the financial results and regulatory capital positions
- Work with the Group Financial Controller to manage and improve the month end reporting process
- Support the Group FP&A team in developing financial projections at entity and branch level
- Develop capability within the team to use the Netsuite ledger system to maximum advantage, champion improvements within Finance and ensure the Finance team is using reporting and analysis functionality
to its best effect
- Support the Group Financial Control team in the preparation of information required for entity statutory accounts for Group entities
- Other ad hoc analysis and group reporting requirements
- Liaise with and coach Finance colleagues to ensure efficient and effective processes across the teams, including month end close checklists, timetables and procedures

The Successful Applicant

The candidate should demonstrate:

- Qualified accountant (or equivalent experience) with at least 8 years post-qualification experience
- Group management accounting experience in multiple jurisdictions and cross-currencies
- A proven finance partner to the business, and able use analytic tools to develop commercial insights
- Proactive internal stakeholder management skills, including liaising with non-finance functions including treasury, technology, product teams and regulatory reporting teams
- Able to influence colleagues at all levels, and communicate governance, business risk and internal control issues in a clear and straightforward way
- Ability to prioritise and manage multiple deadlines, work to tight schedules and provide a fast and efficient turnaround of tasks and problem resolutions
- Be an analytical thinker who can focus on detail with a pragmatic outlook, able to lead debate and drive change whilst bearing in mind strategic requirements
- High adaptability - ability to cope with product, system and role and responsibility change in a rapidly growing company
- Experience in a regulated financial services environment with FX industry knowledge is preferred

What's on Offer

Our client offers a competitive gross salary with a wide range of benefits

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