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Director of FP&A

Director of FP&A
by Admin on 11-28-2022 at 1:28 pm

Website Alphawave

We are seeking an ambitious and highly driven Director of FP&A to lead all financial planning, forecasting and analysis activities across the Group. The role will report to CFO and applicants will preferably be based close to Cambridge or London. This is a newly created and high-profile senior position within the Group finance function at a high growth and recently IPO’d tech company. It presents a unique opportunity to drive and grow the business as it continues to scale at rapid pace, both organically and through acquisitions

 What You’ll Do     

  • Lead the annual Group budget and quarterly reforecasting processes, coordinating inputs from around the Group to produce a consolidated budget and forecast and ensuring timetables are met
  • Lead the fortnightly/weekly revenue forecast process
  • Develop financial models to provide support to strategic initiatives and business cases
  • Monitor KPIs to identify the cause of any unexpected variances and implement any required corrective actions
  • Analyze trends in the Group’s KPIs, identifying drivers and providing insight to management
  • Work closely with Finance Business Partners to present monthly and quarterly financial reports to the business units and central departments, including detailed variance analysis
  • Engage with global stakeholders to understand operating and commercial drivers of financial performance
  • Support senior leadership team and Heads of Departments with data-driven analysis and financial insight
  • Ad-hoc business performance reporting
  • Implement business intelligence and planning tools
  • Develop and continually improve budgeting, forecasting and analysis processes

What You’ll Need

  • Qualified accountant (ACA, ACCA or CIMA) with at least 5 years PQE
  • Strong commercial finance / FP&A background
  • Advanced proficiency with Excel and financial modelling
  • Ability to understand and model key principles of revenue recognition under IFRS15
  • Ability and desire to work in a fast-paced environment
  • Ability to work in a global matrix organization
  • Ability to interact at C-suite level

About You

  • You have strong oral and written communication skills and ability to create visually appealing reports
  • Motivated to achieve strict deadlines and milestones
  • Extremely detail oriented
  • Superb analytical and problem-solving skills
  • Drives for consistency
  • Takes personal pride in high standard of outputs
  • Self-motivated and self-managing
  • Mentoring and coaching skills

 Diversity & Inclusivity

Alphawave IP is based out of one of the most diverse countries in the world. This includes differences related to race, ethnicity, national origin, gender, gender expression and presentation, sexual orientation, religion, age, ability and socioeconomic status. To us, diversity is one our strongest assets to our organization. We commit ourselves to promoting the recognition and appreciation of our diverse and rich culture. We believe that it is critical to our success to promote freedom of thought and opinion in a respectful environment. The decisions we make are rooted by respectfully considering each other’s thoughts and opinions and by working towards a greater common goal.


Alphawave IP is an equal opportunity employer and welcomes applications from all qualified individuals, including visible minorities, Indigenous People, and persons with disabilities. We welcome and encourage applications from people with disabilities. If as a qualified job applicant, you request accommodation, Alphawave IP will consult with you to provide reasonable accommodations according to your specific needs. If you wish to make a request, you will be provided an opportunity if you’re applications is selected to proceed in our hiring process.

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