Financial Modeller - leading FS SME

Recruiter
Michael Page Finance
Location
Langley
Posted
11 Feb 2018
Closes
21 Feb 2018
Sector
Accountancy
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time

Working alongside the management team, the role is forward-looking and responsible for the company's business planning, ensuring plans are consistent with the business strategy/targets.

Client Details

A leading financial services SME with a heavy emphasis on customer service.

Description

  • Preparing accurate and credible budget/forecast submissions partnering with the management team in the preparation of these plans
  • Maintaining and reviewing the logic and operation of the current model offering up improvements where identified
  • Preparing accurate business plans and forecasts with supporting analysis
  • Supporting the management team with analysis of departmental cost performance
  • Identifying improvements and forward-looking metrics which may help better predict future performance
  • Reviewing and evaluating planning assumptions used and challenging assumptions where necessary
  • Collaborating within the financial planning and analysis team to ensure that new initiatives and changes are agreed and included in the business plans
  • Preparing scenarios and sensitivity analysis based on actual changes to the agreed planning assumptions with explanation to the management team of significant variations and the impact
  • Establishing efficient operating standards ensuring all costs are controlled and monitored accordance with approved budgets and in addition promoting a culture of cost consciousness throughout the company
  • Holding cost review meetings with departmental managers, presenting performance compared to plan and understanding the root cause of variances and how these may affect the full-year forecast and future planning assumptions
  • Ad-hoc analysis and investigation as required
  • Participating in business improvement projects and new team initiatives as required

Profile

Essential:

  • Qualified accountant ACA, ACCA, CIMA
  • Several years of experience working in a similar role
  • Proven, current technical experience in building financial models
  • Experience of building and maintaining whole-business forecasting models, with integrated profit and loss and balance sheets
  • Strong communication skills
  • Advanced Excel and experience across the MS Office Suite

Desirable:

  • Statistical/mathematical/economics background highly regarded
  • Up-to-date knowledge of accounting, legal and regulatory requirements including but not exhaustively: IFRS, tax, FCA requirements together with other legislative requirements as appropriate
  • Experience working with a consumer credit/lending portfolio or in the non-standard market highly regarded
  • Experience/knowledge across the other risk disciplines highly regarded

Job Offer

£60,000-£80,000 basic and a host of other benefits commensurate with a forward-thinking business.

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