Financial Projects Analyst

InterQuest Solutions
11 Mar 2017
10 Apr 2017
Contract Type
Full Time
Senior Financial Projects Analyst

Financial Projects Manager

Job purpose

*The Senior Financial Projects Analyst is responsible for providing project information, statistics and analysis for significant group financial projects, and for review and monitoring of project management information in liaison with the Financial Projects Manager. The function also has responsibility for undertaking ad hoc projects, and supporting the department's reporting and planning and Business Assurance responsibilities.
*They will also be responsible for managing monthly quarterly and annual reporting as well as the overall financial strategy.
*The Senior Financial Projects Analyst will act as a financial controller and provide business and financial support to the VP and VP Outsourcing Services
*Provide the Board financial information to manage and control and Outsourcing, ensuring that operating company's comply with relevant legislation and guidelines.


*Working within the European regional Head Office of the worldwide company group
*Projects involve initiatives including up 30 operating companies, with Group turnover of c€4.0 billion
*Revenues of c€500m.
*Process compliance
*Responsibility for supporting several major finance projects per year.
*Projects primarily have a European dimension as testing will be throughout the European family group to ensure compliance and reduce the risk of error

Knowledge, skills and experience required

*ACA, ACCA, CIMA qualification or similar accountancy qualification
*Post-qualification experience in financial analysis and reporting
*Knowledge of IFRS and UK GAAP
*Project management experience; structured and methodical in approach; detail-oriented
*Financial auditing experience in a compliance capacity
*Good commercial and business understanding of the industry and understanding of the investment from a financial project perspective.
*Advanced computer skills, especially Excel (e.g. pivot tables, advanced macros) to facilitate financial modeling and analysis
*Ability to work independently and, based on an understanding of financial project management, have good understanding of when to escalate issues
*Ability to communicate well across functions, departments and operating companies
*Requires proficiency in numerous skill areas (e.g. project management, process improvement, activity-based costing, re-engineering, etc.)
*Ability to give constructive feedback to help the project team or individual members to enhance their current or future performance.
*Demonstrable coaching skills
*Ability to consult, advice, share expertise, and perform detail work on multiple projects simultaneously.
*Ability to use knowledge of the business to develop strategic and tactical plans
*Possesses initiative, energy, enthusiasm and is hard working and self-motivated
*Strong presentation skills, with ability to communicate financial processes, information and results to senior management.
*Sarbanes Oxley experience
*Experience of Oracle and Hyperion preferred
*Fluency in one or more European languages would be advantage, although it is not required

Key results area

The key activity for this role is the provision of support to the VP and VP Outsourcing Services for management and delivery to time, quality and budget of all financial aspects of their business segments.

Projects Analysis, Control and Accounting:

*Provide analysis of overall budget plans to ensure the segments stays in line with targets and to advise when changes occur:
*Liaise closely with the Outsource teams in matters connected with financial management of their business areas
*Provide analytical financial support to the VP and VP Outsource Services, performing review and providing detailed explanation of information provided
*Providing information, attending and supporting in presentations when required e.g. Budget and Half Year Review meetings with the European Board of Directors
*Support Group Financial Projects Manager and other project managers within the Group as required in developing business cases to support investment proposals from operating companies.
*Provide financial support and function as liaison to explain investment proposals; e.g. calculations.
*Assist Group Financial Projects Manager in driving process compliance within the Group by defining reporting requirements, conducting quality reviews on documentation and making recommendations for process improvements / automation
*Individual responsibility for ad-hoc projects e.g. competitor analysis required by senior management

*Develop, maintain and deliver a plan to ensure proper compliance to relevant laws and rules e.g. legal, accounting whilst achieving targets set
*Develops, maintains and delivers a consistent quality reporting approach delivering common automated reports across the business.
*Advises management on specific risks or control issues
*Leads project and project team to ensure day-to-day quality results. This requires setting expectations with team, reviewing their work, coaching and training team members, and managing client expectations.
*Mentors individuals in career development, project assignments, training opportunities, and understanding of the company as a business

Communications and working relationships


*Reporting and all analysis of results against budget and/or forecast; Financial input into new proposals
*Senior management: Clarification of reported results and participation in projects
*Interacts with personnel within Head Office and subsidiary company management / finance departments / sales departments
*Parent company: provide information and answer queries as required


*Customers - coordination as required
*Legal and regulatory bodies as required
*Auditors: response to queries

Scope for impact

*Work with management to ensure accurate and timely reporting / analysis to enable delivery of results in line with budgets and forecasts. Provide financial information and analysis to allow key decision making.
*Business Process and Business Assurance: Ensure consistent process followed throughout the business and make recommendations and / or changes as appropriate to ensure most efficient delivery of results and reporting with subsequent follow-up to ensure proper understanding of all issues noted.

Interquest Group PLC is acting as an Employment Agency in relation to this vacancy.