FP&A -Senior Financial Analyst

Circle Square Talent
London, South East England
22 Jul 2017
21 Aug 2017
Contract Type
Full Time
Our client is a PE backed lender and we are looking for someone who is highly commercial.

Financial Planning and Analysis – Senior Analyst
£50/55,000 + benefits + bonus
Central London


- Drive Business Objectives through the provision of information
- Ensure that the Business (Department heads) are provided with the necessary financial analysis and KPIs to assist them in running their area/function
- Ensure that Management Information/KPIs  are available or distributed in a timely manner
- Work with the Controllership team in the final stages of monthly accounts production to ensure accurate reports and variance analysis
- Produce a monthly trading report to go in the monthly Board pack detailing key observations/variances/actions required 
- Ensure that Risks and Opportunities are identified early and tracked
- Produce the annual budget and forecasts along with support packs e.g. pitch pages
- Act in a Treasury capacity ensuring that there is a clear understanding of cash requirements, facilities and that cashflow forecasting is frequent and accurate
- Work on Revenue generation initiatives and “Cost-out” opportunities with the relevant team/function
- Work on Strategic plans and model as required
- Support the CFO as required on various projects
- Initiate and support existing revenue generation initiatives and costing out opportunities with the entire senior management team
- Develop strategic plans and models as and when required by the CFO
- Support all processes related to proactive cost control initiatives

Key Performance indicators

- Timely production of accurate information
- Accepted suite of management information
- Accurate cashflow reporting
- Positive feedback on commercial improvement initiatives

Previous Experience

- 4-6 years accounting and analytical experience
- Nearly qualified or qualified ACA/ACCA/CIMA
- Excellent academics
- Experience in industry essential
- Excellent Excel skills
- Operational finance with a focus on a high level of attention to detail with the added ability to see the wider picture
- Experience of budgeting/variance analysis/stakeholder management


- Financial services experience
- SUN accounting system


- Ability to plan, budget and forecast to a high level of accuracy
- Ability to explain variances in P&L and Balance Sheet vs Budgets and Forecasting
- Advanced level of Excel experience including ability to create and use v-look ups, offset and pivot tables.
- Ability to work autonomously and to tight deadlines
- Excellent interpersonal and relationship building skills
- Commercially minded