Head of Financial Planning and Analysis


Reporting to: Chief Financial Officer

Location: Dublin


Description of role and responsibilities:

Leading the FP&A team with responsibility for all forward-looking financial forecasting and strategic financial planning for the business. In addition, the Head of FP&A will contribute to generating value by identifying business opportunities and identifying potential risks that might destroy corporate value.

  • Driving improvement initiatives within FP&A and cross functionally
  • Ensuring processes are developed to support the changing needs   of the business
  • Running weekly team meetings and escalating any issues to  CFO
  • Overseeing the learning and development of the FP&A team
  • Allocating responsibility for tasks and ad hoc queries (external and  internal) as they arise and monitoring progress
  • Validating and authorizing FP&A activities in accordance with  Goshawk processes

As a member of the management team, working with other Team Leads on cross functional and operational initiatives and change programmes

Managing the FP&A team in:

  • Preparing detailed monthly and quarterly analysis for management reporting – including presentations for ExCo / Board review
  • Supporting full quarterly forecasting of business results, financial metrics and business KPIs
  • Providing analysis of results and forecasts with comparison to peer lessor benchmarks
  • Contributing to the preparation of the strategic financial plan which is an essential building block of external interaction and presentations (rating agencies, banks)
  • Regularly updating company financial projections based on latest market developments and key transactions
  • Collaborating with Finance Team to support monthly ‘Flash’ reporting of key metrics – comparing forecast projections to expected results

Ad hoc financial assistance to a growth business as required, including representation on Deal Teams as appropriate


Prerequisite Core Skills and Knowledge Required:

  • Qualified Accountant (or MBA) with at least 10 years PQE
  • Strong accounting experience in the aircraft leasing sector
  • Strong FP&A experience in the leasing or equivalently demanding sector
  • Strong attention to detail, and ability to understand and communicate key drivers of the business at all levels, in particular at CEO and Exco levels
  • Strategic thinker with an ability to see the bigger picture, identify potential issues and provide solutions
  • Solution driven attitude and comfortable making decisions which are aligned with and supportive of Goshawk’s culture
  • Good people person and ability to achieve objectives by leveraging the skillset of others
  • Strong team player and ability to work in cross-functional environment
  • Ability to function in a dynamic and changing environment
  • Willingness to travel as required


Key relationships:

  • Internal – CFO and wider Finance team; Other members of the team leads and management group, Business Analysis, Corporate Finance and Technical teams
  • Shareholders – providing required financial forecasts for planning purposes

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