Finance Analyst

Orka Financial
18 May 2019
21 May 2019
Contract Type
Full Time

Orka Financial is working with a well known retail business based in Maidenhead to recruit a Financial Analyst, this is an excellent opportunity for an ambitious part qualified finance professional looking for a varied analytical position. The successful person will gain exposure to some core FP&A activities whilst partnering with non-finance teams in a number of key areas.


• Business partner to the Ops Teams to ensure the effective and efficient management of their performance.

• Perform regular review, analytical assessment and challenge of regional and area results vs. forecast/plan, with a view to ensuring cost efficiencies, commercial viability, operational capability and financial/audit controls.

• Provide in depth statistical analysis, trends and insight about the drivers of business performance, ensuring that the appropriate level of reporting and analysis is available to UK Management and Operations.

• Support the Senior Finance Manager, Ops Teams and HQ managers in the planning process including annual operating plans, regular re-estimates and long-term forecasts. This will help to ensure there is a working financial knowledge and understanding amongst these business partners.

• Provide ongoing support and commercially sound financial analysis for new initiatives.

• Proactively support the UK month end accounting process.

• Work with other members of the FP&A team to continually improve reports provided to the business.

• Involvement in the development of key data and internal reporting tool projects, system upgrades and enhancements.


• Advanced Excel

• Be a highly analytical financial analyst with history of developing decision making tools and delivering decision making information to senior management

• Have the ability to interpret and present data / information in a visually impactful way

• Be solution focused with a "cando" approach - including the ability to work within a collaborative, challenging and consultative environment

• Have strong communications skills, including the ability to interface effectively with senior staff and be able to explain statistical and financial information to non finance managers

• Have the ability to think differently, to question issues and be unafraid to ask challenging questions and demonstrate a thoughtful approach to problem solving.

• Be an energetic team player and be able to use their own initiative, prioritise and manage workload under pressure.

• Experience with Oracle, Hyperion Enterprise and BI tools would also be beneficial.

• This role would suit a part qualified accountant.


£33,000 - £40,000 + Bonus + Study support + benefits

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