Financial Planning and Analysis (FP&A) Director – Boulogne-Billancourt, France

8 Rue Heyrault, 92100 Boulogne-Billancourt, France
Position title Financial Planning and Analysis (FP&A) Director – Boulogne-Billancourt, France
Contract type Permanent contract
Team Finance & Legal Management
Location France


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You will manage a small team of management accountants responsible for the timely production of meaningful data on a frequent basis, including the annual budget process. You will interact closely with the business liaising with senior management on a monthly basis to explain deviations from budgets and recommend corrective action where necessary.

You will work closely with your peers the Finance Operations Director, the International Controller, the Finance Project Manager and the Legal Director in order to provide a seamless and best in class service to both Internal and External clients.



Preparation of the Annual Budget by Region requiring significant communication with Budget Owners regarding:

  • License Invoicing, with assumptions regarding New Business, Recurring clients, indexation and Churn, and conversion from Invoicing to Revenue,
  • Service Invoicing and Revenue assumptions based on daily rate, project completion, over-runs and billability ratio,
  • Headcount Planning (67% of the cost base) – explained & rationalized for New Hires, Full Year Impacts & Salary inflation, tracked by cost-center,
  • Operational Expenditure by Budget Owner,
  • Production of a Full P&L, Cashflow and Balance Sheet,
  • Preparation and Presentation of the Budget to the Board for Approval,
  • Management of a Rolling 12 Month Reforecast Process

Preparation of Monthly Reporting Data:

  • Trend analysis of license invoicing and revenues isolating non-recurring items and determination of the “MRR” and “ARR” of each contract,
  • Trend analysis of Service Invoicing and Revenues,
  • Calculation and communication of sales commissions and bonuses to be accrued to all legal entities by workday 2,
  • Validation of payroll journals and reconciliation with the accounts, isolating any non-recurring items,
  • Headcount and External Resource variance report by department (both FTEs and €'s),
  • Ensure timely cut-off of all time sheet reports (R&D and Project teams),
  • Calculation of Service Revenues (based on % completion ratio) and Margins by project and region Administration of Reporting tool used to track time sheets and expenses,
  • Analysis of R&D time spent by Programme,
  • Calculation of the French Research Tax Credit (CIR) as required,

Monthly Reporting Package including:

  • Full P&L comparison compared to the Budget & Reforecast highlighting variances by line and department,
  • Cashflow Update compared to the Budget & Reforecast for next 12 months
  • Balance Sheet variance analysis
  • DSO & DPO Reporting,
  • Review with each Budget Owner of his / her P&L to ensure understanding of variances and where corrective action needs to be taken,
  • Review of monthly and YTD Service performance with Project Management team,
  • Review of R&D time spent in relation to revenue generated by each Programme,


To be successful in this job, you will need:

  • Excellent ambassador of the Finance team – on board with our vision and mission,
  • 6 – 8 years budget and reporting experience in a fast moving international environment, culminating in a management position,
  • Excellent management skills, but also able to roll your sleeves up when required,
  • Strong IT inclination – able to understand how to gain time by having systems interface,
  • Excellent communication skills at all levels, at ease explaining financials to non-financial people,
  • Strong Excel, Powerpoint and Power BI skills,
  • A self-starter,
  • Team player,
  • Organized and rigorous – able to meet deadlines,
  • Close attention to detail,
  • Prior Experience of working in a SAAS environment is a plus,
  • Fluent English and French – any other languages a plus,

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