Senior Finance Analyst

17 Apr 2017
16 May 2017
Contract Type
Full Time
Senior Finance Analyst

This global online marcomms group is a leader in it's field and an employer of choice. They have operations throughout the globe and are also part of a larger global network.

They are now seeking a Senior Finance/Decision Support Analyst to provide financial analytical support, of both a routine and ad hoc nature, to the Head of FP&A. The focus will be on accurate and timely analysis, as well as driving process and reporting improvements in the areas of Revenue, Incentives, Sales and Gross Margin business reporting.

Key Responsibilities:
• Manage, review and challenge of monthly calculation of revenue (Revenue Recognition process) for the business,
• Review and investigation of the bi-monthly report, used for revenue and gross margin reporting, as well as for sales commission calculation.
• Manage month end process for Revenue & Direct costs
• Monthly preparation of the Revenue and Gross Margin analysis report to be used for investigation into client profitability
• Prepare and run Gross Margin reviews with the Sales team and follow up on investigations
• Prepare monthly management reporting pack for the Executive team
• Prepare monthly dashboard reporting to the Sales team
• Assist with the Forecasting and Budgeting process
• Ad hoc queries from the business and business leaders relating to sales, revenue and gross margin
• Identifying, presenting and driving process improvement to increase efficiency of reporting
• Developing knowledge of business systems and related business reporting systems, to identify and promote improvements in interface or process.
• Supporting the senior finance team with periodic reforecasting and budgeting process.

Required Experience:
• Newly/Recently Qualified Accountant
• Excellent academic record
• Advanced Excel & Powerpoint skills, strong financial modelling experience
• Strong commercial acumen combined with robust numerical and analytical skills
• Articulate with strong verbal and written communication skills
• Strong project management and organisational skill
• Ability to use initiative, anticipate issues and develop practical solutions in a collaborative manner
• Flexibility to adapt to changing priorities
• Passionate about providing support to the business; drive and enthusiasm to use management reporting to identify and deliver financial or operational improvements
• Self starter, high degree of personal motivation and proactive
• Adaptable and open to change
• Approachable personality

This is a great opportunity to join a thriving media company at a critical stage of their evolution and make a significant contribution to the financial & information practices of a high growth division undergoing significant transformation.
Excellent career prospects and exposure across the group.