Finance Specialist

Reed Finance
16 Apr 2017
16 May 2017
Contract Type
Full Time
Location: Basingstoke

Salary: Up to £38,000, depending on experience

Full time, Permanent

The successful candidate will be joining our clients finance team which partners and supports other elements of the business, supporting an annual turnover of £110m.

This role will assist the Finance Business Partners to ensure accurate and timely reporting of financial results and to manage some of the income streams to help achieve budgeted EBITDA.

What will you be doing?
Processing month end (cost accruals, prepayments, income postings to ensure accurate month end reporting. (BAU plus continuous development to improve speed, accuracy and insight).
Supporting analysis and understanding of monthly performance through variance analysis against the forecast/budget.
Creating month end reports to develop Senior Managements understanding of the profitability of the business.
Adhering to Corporate Governance guidelines, ensuring all spend is signed off by appropriate levels and purchase orders are raised prior to receiving an invoice.
Supporting in the identification of opportunities or risks to planned financial out-turns

Partnering the Product Marketing teams in controlling and analysing marketing costs to ensure the budget is spent effectively.
Ensuring accuracy of the balance sheet and aid the financial control team by assisting with balance sheet queries and cash flow management.
Liaising with Central Finance team supporting month end & audit queries
Responsible for forecasting and budgeting of various income streams and key point of contact to the Business in these areas
Supporting for Finance Business Partners on ad hoc projects
Supporting for Finance Business Partners according to the needs of the business

What do you need?
Capability, Knowledge and Experience:

Financially numerate with an educational background.
Experience and background in an accounting/finance role.
Commercially minded.
Enthusiastic and ambitious.
Have excellent interpersonal skills and be able to work well in a team environment
Strong organisational skills with the ability to work independently
The successful candidate would build knowledge and experience in understanding the drivers of Insurance Products performance whilst grounding knowledge of core controllership in accounting

Education and Qualifications:
Ideally graduate level education
Studying CIMA or an equivalent accounting qualification

Personal Characteristics:
Adaptable and flexible, with the ability to prioritise manage and deliver under tight or conflicting deadlines
An innate curiosity & desire to understand and challenge
Excellent attention to detail and accuracy

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