Finance Analyst

Recruiter
Marc Daniels
Location
Northampton
Posted
05 Mar 2019
Closes
31 Mar 2019
Sector
Accountancy
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time
Marc Daniels are excited to be working with a great company who are looking for a Commercial Finance Analyst to join their growing finance team based in Northampton. The Commercial Finance Analyst is responsible for effective reporting of month end results and for partnering with the business and the finance teams in the forecasting and planning exercise.

Key Accountabilities:

* Responsible for accruals and prepayments for the Midlands region, insuring all cost and revenue is reported in the correct period.

* Reconciling sales between the Finance system and the Transport Management System.

* Interact and co-operate with the Financial Accounting and Reporting team

* Carrying out P&L trend analysis, reconciling, identifying any abnormalities and understanding the reason behind discrepancies.

* Working with the Finance team to provide explanations for P&Ls variances against budget / Forecasts.

* Responsible for providing key analysis to understand performance.

* Providing relevant reports on key customer performance

* Responsible for Cognos, the internal reporting database. Launching automated process to input data on a weekly basis, checking errors and developing reports.

* Providing ad-hoc analysis to support decision making in the Midlands Region.

* Supporting the operations in KPI follow ups, and providing assistance in understanding the dashboard numbers and comparing with the P&L.

* Providing subcontractor cost analysis per supplier.

* Providing intragroup charge report for all departments.

* Analysing major cost drivers.

* Key improvement objective including new customer profitability analysis.

* Constantly improving working files and automating processes as much as possible

* Participate in new projects

* Preparing the annual budget for the Midlands and Euro-planning Managers.

* Creating budget templates for Sales, Costing, Headcount and Capital Investment.

* Providing historical data and helping to provide meaningful forecast data and challenging the Operations team as and when necessary.

* Participating in the final budget presentation with the Managing Director.

* Participating in periodic operations meetings and resolving queries directly with management team.

* Establishing accurate forecasting and budgeting process (P&L), monitoring, interpreting and communicating the actual performance vs. targets. I

Please apply if you have the following:

* Ideally CIMA or ACCA/ACA qualified or QBE

* Experience in commercial finance.

* Month end/ closing processes

* Budgeting and forecasting

* Variance analysis

* Budget follow up

* Costing

* Strong Excel skills (PIVOT tables, look ups, index etc. and able to learn macros and basic VBA coding)

* Strong numerical reasoning

* Cognos

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