Finance Analyst

Recruiter
JM&Co Recruitment Ltd
Location
Kidlington
Posted
13 Apr 2018
Closes
20 Apr 2018
Sector
Accountancy
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time
An exciting opportunity has arisen for a Finance Analyst to join a fast-paced international group of companies, dedicated to the provision of high-end catering services to Formula 1, Private Jet Aviation, Retail and High-end Domestic & International Events.

Reporting to the Management Accountant, our client has a fantastic opportunity for a Finance Analyst to join their growing FP&A Team during an exciting period of growth. This role will be responsible for the financial management and reporting of their aviation side of the business, assisting with the Events & Performance Sports businesses.

Core responsibilities will include, but are not limited to:

Aviation Business

Ensuring accurate month end accounts for the business are prepared in line with the deadlines, as set by the Head of FP&A
Owning cost centre P&L’s within the business as required
Attending monthly financial review meetings with Department Heads and/or General Managers of the business
Review of month-end accounts and prepare accruals as appropriate for the business

Events & Performance Sports

Assisting the Management Accountant for Events & Performance Sports produce Long Range Plans, Annual Budgets and both quarterly and monthly Forecasts
Assisting with the month-end accounts by, but not limited to, preparing accruals, temporary payroll cost reallocation and general adjustments as requested by the Management Accountant for Events and Performance Sports

General Duties

Preparing financial information for the FP&A team and Group Finance Director
Assisting in the implementation of ‘best practice’ processes and developing a culture of robust financial control
Supporting the implementation of new processes and reporting
Supporting the FP&A team with ad-hoc tasks and projects as required

Knowledge, Skills and Experience:

Current studier/finalist (ACA/ACCA/CIMA) or QBE with a minimum of 3 years commercial experience within an events, hospitality or catering environment
Advanced Microsoft Excel skills preferable (VLOOKUP, SUMIF, Pivot Tables as a minimum)
Analytical and inquisitive mind
Ability to multitask and time-manage effectively
Previous experience in an analytical role advantageous but not essential
Confident communicator with strong interpersonal skills
Knowledge of Sage X3 and SEI desirable

Key Competencies:

Analytical Thinking

The ability to think clearly, logically and objectively
To analyse work-related problems in an effective way
To come to conclusions which are balanced, systematic and rational

Building Relationships

Recognising key relationships and making conscious effort to build rapport in order to enable smooth running of department and service
Establishing positive relations quickly with stakeholders irrelevant of status
Demonstrating tact and diplomacy in all professional relationships

Commercial Judgement

The ability to handle the role in a commercial and financially-driven way
The inclination to maximise revenues and profits
To minimise costs and constantly improve business efficiency

Results Focus and Initiative

The drive, determination and commitment to get things done
To move things forward, achieve, get results and do things better

Planning and Organising

Ability to achieve goals and deadlines
Capacity to multi-task over several on-going projects, and able to define priorities
Ability to assess work done against future goal and monitor progress
Able to adopt systematic and pro-active approach that will ensure task completion
Confidence to recognise and deal with arising problems

This is a varied and challenging role, joining a company at a significant time and exciting time of growth and development.

Our client offers a competitive salary together with an attractive benefits package

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