Financial Analyst

2i Recruit Ltd
10 Jan 2018
09 Feb 2018
Contract Type
Full Time

Financial Analyst – Guildford (6-month contract)

£32,000 - £37,000

Our client is seeking a Financial Analyst to support the IT Accountant in preparing forecast analysis, reviewing and preparing Financial slides among various other duties. They will be self-motivated and committed to achieving deadlines with a sense of urgency and initiative. 3 years’ relevant work experience along with technical skills such as advanced Excel are essential.

Role Description

Financial Analysis;

  • Create packs and distribute NOVA actuals on a monthly basis to PM
  • Prepare analysis of anomalies for review with the IT Accountant ahead of meetings
  • Prepare NOVA forecast analysis on a semi-monthly basis and follow up with PM’s on accurately after review with IT Accountant
  • Preparation of Financial slides for SteerCo to be reviewed with IT Accountant.
  • Support IT Accountant in any AdHoc requests from the project team

Report Development;

  • Document all processes as they are developed so there is a clear audit trail
  • Improve the current reporting packs with IT Accountant and develop metrics and standardised reports
  • Maintain the budget schedule for any CR adjustments and use of reserve fund.
  • Support the IT Accountant in preparing for Semi-monthly Financial reviews for NOVA management.

Adjustments to the Financials

  • Document any changes that are agreed from the monthly reviews so there is a current action list with owners and completion dates
  • Support the IT Accountant liaising with Finance for any changes that need to happen.
  • Semi-Monthly review with IT Accountant and PMO that all baseline budgets are current and accurate in Planview

Person Specification:

  • Self-motivated, strong sense of urgency and initiative
  • Ability to communicate (verbally and in writing).
  • Commercially aware with the ability to identify, review and present key financial data
  • Good knowledge of PC based systems (Excel)
  • Strong communication skills
  • Strong numerical and analytical skills

Technical Knowledge and Understanding:

  • Knowledge of Coda or a similar G/L preferable
  • Ability to extract, confirm and analyse data within Excel is essential
  • Studying an accountancy qualification with a recognised institute (ACA/CIMA/AAT) is desirable, but by no means essential


  • At least 3 years of relevant work experience, preferably with a focus on data analytics, financial reporting and report building.
  • Experience with procure to pay lifecycle; asset lifecycle; project lifecycle preferable

This job was originally posted as