Senior Group Analyst
BSM Group have been instructed to search for an exception Senior Group Analyst to work for one of our delivery clients based in central London. This is a permanent hire and will be reporting into Head of FP&A. The key accountabilities are:
Manage and co-ordinate the business plan and forecasting process including setting out timetables, providing guidance notes to business units, supporting business units in making submissions, ensuring budget uploaded to system and producing presentations to support approval at board.
To provide expert understanding of the methodologies adopted in financial and non financial reporting.
To investigate any material or significant variances in performance from budget / forecast / prior year providing analysis to senior stakeholders including identification of risks, issues and opportunities.
Ensure Investor Relations team is provided with historical and expected future performance statistics on a timely basis to support external announcements. Provide financial information and analysis as required for regulatory submissions Support the ongoing improvement and standardisation of forecasting and planning processes, tools and systems in order to help drive efficiency and accuracy.
Perform variance analysis and support month / quarter / year end processes as required Special projects and ad-hoc analysis as assigned.
Educate and develop finance staff where appropriate and contribute to effectiveness of the broader finance team
The ideal candidate must be:
Knowledge of financial and non financial measures and processes Good communication skills both verbal and written, especially the ability to interact with management and financial staff regarding financial issues.
Able to create and maintain good relationships with key business stakeholders and be recognised as a partner.
Ability to think creatively and analytically and to challenge others where appropriate.
Computer literate in particular with strong Excel and PowerPoint skills.
Have a flexible, open-minded approach, being able to manage several requirements simultaneously and be able to deal with periods of intense pressure.
A self-starting approach and attention to detail is essential