Head of FP&A, Eastern Europe & Nordics

Finance / Gestion : Finance Poland Lodz, Poland Warszawa, Poland
Contract Type: Full-time


Description

Position at Lee Hecht Harrison (Global)

 

Job Description

Role

Head of FP&A, Eastern Europe & Nordics

Based

Lodz, PL

Start date

ASAP

Reporting to

Finance Director, European AGG

Reporting to the Finance Director for the European Accelerated Growth Geographies (AGG), you will need to show strong leadership qualities to push your team to succeed. You must be organised, a natural business partner and a strategic thinker.

The organisation is in a state of change, merging Adecco’s Professional Recruitment business and LHH’s legacy business of Career Transition & Learning & Development. The two legacy businesses have different processes and stakeholders, so good planning and a cool head is required to succeed and drive the transformation forward.

You will be the main link between finance and the business in Poland, Turkey, Sweden & Norway, over all three business lines of LHH (Professional Recruitment, Career Transition & Learning & Development). You will exercise excellent financial planning to ensure we are successful in reaching in our organisational goals.

This is an exciting, fast-paced opportunity with lots to be learned.

 

Ideally, you will:

  • Have a bachelor’s degree or professional qualification in accounting, finance or similar.
  • 5-6 years of experience in a similar role.
  • Have a strong analytical eye with the ability to understand the broader picture.
  • Be highly organised, methodical yet tenacious and proactive.
  • Many processes which require analysis are manual, so advanced Excel skills are essential to success.

 

You will need to speak:

Polish & English fluently.

 

Roles & Responsibilities:

General

  • Meet regularly with local business leaders and the Finance Director European AGG to understand developments across the region and be able to align stakeholders in response.
  • Exercise good financial planning of costs and revenues and provide advice to the business accordingly.
  • Ensure budgetary responsibility for larger expenditure, Ie new hires and long-term cost commitments.
  • Hold regular touch points with business controllers within local Adecco to ask questions on monthly closing and performance metrics.
  • Maintain a thorough understanding of the financial reporting and general ledger structure.
  • Work on business cases to facilitate decision making around organisational changes.
  • Build solid relationships with your stakeholders to ensure successful partnering.

 

Month-end:

  • Thoroughly understand month-end & Flash results and provide secondary review of financials.
  • Conduct analysis on monthly cost-allocations from local Adecco and challenge any discrepancies.
  • Review key management financial estimates and calculations.
  • Review bonus & commission calculations.
  • Monitor DSO and highlight challenges to the accounting team and the business.
  • Co-ordinate ad-hoc requests from Global LHH and Adecco FP&A teams.

 

Forecasting/Budgeting & Planning:

  • Maintain oversight of country forecasts of 5 business units in Norway, Sweden, Poland & Turkey.
  • Monitor inflation and its impact on company performance metrics.
  • Guide your stakeholders through the budgeting process and co-ordinate qualitative analysis and reviews with regional management.

 

Other considerations

  • Will involve regular overseas travel.