Financial Modelling & Planning Analyst

Broster Buchanan Ltd
Newcastle Upon Tyne, UK
23 Jul 2019
31 Jul 2019
Contract Type
Full Time

Working with the Financial Insights and wider finance team, you will play an important role in the delivery of key reporting and modelling as we continue our investment in IBM Planning Analytics ("TM1 Cognos") platform.

Are you an experienced financial analyst? Do you have experience building financial models, analysing data, forecasting and providing commercial insight? Our client are delighted to be recruiting a talented Financial Modelling & Planning Analyst into the challenging and dynamic Management Accounts, Financial Insights and Analysis Team based in Gosforth, Newcastle. This is a great opportunity to work in a Finance team that strives to be best-in-class.

Your role will be to spec, design and assist to build existing reporting in to TM1 Cognos, understand the benefits of investing further in the system and support the development of the forecasting and budgeting cycles as they move to their next phase. The business invested significantly in the development of IBM Planning Analytics for weekly and monthly reporting in 2018 and throughout 2019, this role provides the opportunity for a new focus harnessing this investment ensuring that all reporting, forecasting and budgeting is integrated within the system. This is a great opportunity to help to make a difference when it comes to financial forward planning and reporting key management information to the wider business.

  • Work with the accountants and Business Analysts to build a detailed understanding of all streams within the business.
  • Act as a first line of finance support for the Finance Business Partner, Regional management or Income Stream owner, proactively dealing with queries and analysis in a timely manner and providing advice and guidance on financial matters and commercial decision making.
  • Providing critical assessments of existing reporting within the business.
  • Rewriting existing reporting which may be excel based or linked to various source systems in to the TM1 Cognos.
  • Draw out the benefits of the system that allows management information within the business to move to live dashboard style delivery.
  • Provide customer friendly, high quality reporting as required.
  • Support the forecasting process, ensuring the buy in of operators and understanding the movements between current and previous forecasts, looking to predict the future based on current trends and identify any potential business issues.
  • Provide insight through data analysis, identify methods to improve processes and engage with stakeholders to explain approaches and implications.
  • Act in a pro-active manner highlighting areas of concern to senior management on a timely and considered basis. Keenly seeking for continuous improvement within processes.
  • Ad hoc financial planning and analytical tasks as required by the business and agreed by the Finance Management team. This will involve working with various stakeholders within the organisation such as the Procurement, Operations, HR and Revenue Management departments.


A successful candidate will be:
  • Experienced working with, developing and understanding IBM Planning Analytics.
  • An experienced financial and data analyst, able to interrogate source systems, interpret the data and provide valuable management information.
  • Able to demonstrate talent for financial modelling techniques and forecasting.
  • Adaptable to the drivers supporting financial performance within a multi-faceted complex business and their wider knock-on financial impacts.
  • Agile and adaptable to a changing fast-paced environment.
  • Able to build relationships and communicate with people at all levels.
  • Highly competent with Microsoft Excel.
  • An excellent communicator and have good presentation skills.
  • A self-starter who is able to drive a project forward, foresee potential pitfalls and quickly adapt

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