Finance Analyst

Recruiter
Robert Walters
Location
Speke, UK
Salary
Competitive
Posted
30 Aug 2019
Closes
29 Sep 2019
Ref
1249033433
Sector
Accountancy
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time
Fixed term contract within a leading merseyside business. Fantastic benefit package to allow a great work/ life balance.

A leading business with a fantastic reputation across Merseyside and throughout the UK are on the look out for a finance analsyt to join on a fixed term contract through until April 2020 with scope to becoming permanent. The company offer a fantastci package that enables you to have an amazing work/ life balance.
  • Perform complex financial planning, analysis and reporting to support the preparation of
    actuals performance reporting, budgets and forecasts.
  • Provide financial insight and analysis to support finance business partners and senior business
    management, including (but not limited to) the translation of complex financial data into
    business information and insight, identifying trends, patterns and anomalies
  • Undertake complex modelling, scenario planning, business case preparation and option
    appraisal to support decision making.
  • Ensure financial performance variances are monitored and tracked; review and discuss with
    finance business partners, prepare quarterly forecasting for commentary and propose action to
    improve business performance.
  • Ensure that the business has robust financial data by reviewing and validating its integrity and
    quality.
  • Input into statutory, regulatory or other external reporting as directed, (either specific to the
    business area or corporate).
  • Monitor the service provided to finance business partners and senior budget holders,
    promoting good financial and business management, accountability, efficiency and value for
    money.
  • Implement continuous improvements to the planning, forecasting and reporting processes as
    directed; contributing to the improvement of other finance processes and services where
    required.
  • Assist with development initiatives to improve financial literacy across the business.
  • Manage internal customer relationships effectively and signpost customers to other services
    within the Department to ensure they can efficiently access the service they require.
  • Respond to queries from internal customer and stakeholders, ensuring that the response is
    timely and compliant with the relevant process and control procedures and frameworks.

Key requirements:
  • Fully CIMA qualified or equivalent
  • Strong analytical skills
  • Proven track record of financial planning, analysis and reporting
  • A strong understanding of financial control
  • Ability to appropriately challenge senior managers
  • Ability to show initiative, propose solutions to issues identified and take ownership of tasks
  • Ability to work flexibly to meet business requirements
  • Excellent attention to detail with the ability to work under pressure, deliver to strict deadlines and manage conflicting priorities
  • Customer focused with excellent written and verbal communication skills, with the ability to work at all levels within the business
  • Commercially aware with a focus on continuous improvement

This is a fantastic opportunity for a newly qualified accountant to join a fantastic company with one of the largest finance functions in Liverpool.

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