Head of Financial Planning & Analysis

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Head of Financial Planning & Analysis

About the role

This challenging role will see you manage and lead a Financial Planning and Analysis team made up of technical experts who between them develop, implement and maintain reliable financial and non-financial information that influences business performance and helps support decision making within our corporate governance framework. In addition, they manage the budget and forecast processes, analysing data to identify trends and make recommendations.

Your focus will be two fold. Firstly, to provide day-to-day management to the team in terms of setting goals, holding regular 1 to 1’s, taking care of recruitment needs that come your way etc. Secondly, your team will look to you for leadership and guidance, taking them on the journey as we look to adjust and align our services to business strategy and product changes. They will look to you to set the tone and pace and help the department to understand and then deliver the value add the business needs. Ultimately, you will assist the CFO in ensuring the business meets its financial objectives.

This is an exciting time to join our business as we evolve from pure leasing and grow our market leading sustainable mobility solutions. In addition you will be directly involved in the continuation of the Finance journey as it further simplifies and refines its processes embedding digital solutions


Pay Zone C1


This role is eligible for Hybrid working (up to 2 days working from home per week).


Salary range: £70-85,000 plus £15,000 bonus, Car/cash allowance (£6.5k pa) & superb corporate benefits

About You

We are looking for a driven, energetic and confident individual with excellent leadership and true business Partnering skills: a natural networker who can communicate with all business areas to understand their priorities, concerns and requirements and then feed this important information back to the team. In addition, you will need to give examples of when you have been hands on to help your team come up with solutions and get the all-important day-to-day work done, as this will be vital to your success here. You will also need to evidence commercial acumen through recommending change and seeing it through, explaining the reasoning and the outcomes. Lastly and unsurprisingly, you will need to be qualified (ideally ACCA/CIMA or ACA) and a proven accountant. Someone with strong analytical skills who is comfortable getting into the detail, understanding the data and coming up with recommendations.  Experience with SAS would be the icing on the cake.


Key Skills required:

  • Proven Leadership and People Management experience
  • Driven mentality whilst keeping Customer focused at all times
  • Advanced internal stakeholder and partnering skills
  • Strong Analytical (Excel) and Accountancy skills
  • Experience in the implementation of new ways of working via smart digital solutions
  • Commercial acumen and Change Management qualities


As a member of our senior Leadership team, you will also need to conceptually “get it”. The “it” is understanding the link between Employee Experience, Customer Experience and Commercial performance – bringing this to life for operational teams across the organisation. Not only will be you be able to clearly articulate our strategy and roadmap, but you will have no problem clearly translating this vision into transactional objectives for your teams, leading by example as a role model Journey Maker.


What’s in it for you?

Culturally, we are a friendly bunch - more human, than corporate. We expect a lot but know that works both ways so offer our Journey Makers a fantastic employee experience end to end.

All our offices are welcoming and refreshed to reflect our new ways of working in a post-COVID, forward thinking digital and hybrid setting. You will be given the perfect environment to do your work to the highest standards possible, as well as the opportunities to develop your own career.

You will be joining a family – where, together, we are all pushing the limits of what’s possible for our customers and for each other. We’re an excellent mix of new and longer serving Journey Makers, all working together to constantly improve the service we offer all our customers. Sharing experience, ideas and creative solutions is what we do best.

Being owned by a bank (BNP Paribas), not only are we part of global brand making a positive difference to the World, but we all benefit from some excellent perks. This being a C1 role you will enjoy enhanced benefits of car or cash allowance (£6,500pa), family Private Healthcare (AXA PPP) and generous annual bonus (£15,000). In addition, you’ll receive our standard benefits of Life Assurance, great Company Pension scheme and 25 days holiday (plus bank holidays) & your birthday off too!


We’re also proud that we can offer you things that money just can’t buy:


  • Progressive career development opportunities through our dedicated Learning and Development team. Check out our approach to learning here on our Dare2Discover intro film!
  • Many opportunities to participate in CSR and Climate Sustainability action
  • A huge range of volunteering days (we actively encourage our people to volunteer and participate in charity work)
  • Hybrid working options (working in the office / at home or a remote location that suits your personal circumstance)
  • Access to first class Mental Health support (onsite through our amazing MH First Aiders or through our dedicated MH support line)
  • An array of Talent Development opportunities local (UK) and globally within Arval Group / BNP Paribas
  • And an employee culture that is focussed on creating a great place to work for all our Journey Makers – whether you are here for a temporary stay or with us for a lifetime


We are proud to celebrate the diverse nature of our customers and our hugely diverse teams, where everyone feels safe to be their authentic self. We support all our local communities and groups and actively encourage people from underrepresented backgrounds to apply to become part of our family. We do not discriminate based on race, colour, religion, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, national origin, genetics, marital status, disability or age – or any other category you can think of, and we have a strong “speak up” culture through which we support and ally with all group our Journey Makers identify with.


We are a family-friendly employer with a culture based on trust, autonomy and flexibility and believe everyone has a voice and the opportunity to make an impact.


Here’s a recent video we put together that shows life at Arval: The Journey Makers


About us

We are Europe’s No.1 vehicle leasing provider with a clear vision for sustainable mobility. Mobility is as simple as someone moving from point A to point B, however and whenever they choose. We know that for 2022 and beyond, being innovative and creative, developing existing products and introducing new ones quickly into the mix is what our customers want, whilst we also focus on leading the way forward on Climate Action within the mobility industry. Luckily, at Arval, we have an excellent pedigree in all things mobility, and the launch of our five year plan, Arval Beyond, puts us out in front, leading the way. Find out more about our plan here: Arval Beyond

We truly believe all our Journey Makers help us shape our story – and make history in the process. Come, join our family, and be part of it too.


About Arval BNP Paribas:

Founded in 1989 and fully owned by BNP Paribas, Arval specialises in full service vehicle leasing. Arval offers its customers – large international corporates, SMEs and professionals – tailored solutions that optimise their employees’ mobility and outsource the risks associated with fleet management. Expert advice and service quality, which are the foundations of Arval’s customer promise, are delivered in 29 countries by over 6,500 employees. Arval’s total leased fleet adds up to 1,103,835 vehicles throughout the world (December 2017).

Arval is a founding member of the Element-Arval Global Alliance, the longest standing strategic alliance in the fleet management industry and the worldwide leader with 3 million vehicles in 50 countries. Within BNP Paribas, Arval belongs to the Retail Banking core activity.