UK - Financial Analyst (12 Month Temporary Contract)

Hampton Poyle, UK
Closing date
14 Oct 2020

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The Financial Analyst role sits within the FP&A (Forecasting Planning and Analysis) finance team providing analysis, challenge and commercial support to the business to improve business performance and aid decision making. The role is a key part of the team partnering a business with c.£150m turnover and 16 sites across multiple countries throughout EMEA and needs to effectively influence upwards to their key contacts/stakeholders which includes the UK site management team, UK Finance Manager, and EMEA FD.

Job Requirements

Reporting & Controls
  • Produce variance analysis and commentary between Actuals, Plan and Forecasts.
  • Understand and explain the causes for large variances and challenge with the site team.
  • Develop value adding reporting and review processes and procedures to ensure efficiency and timeliness of information and deliver additional insight.
  • Own commercial reporting for the UK General Manager to help identify sales trends and ensure any risk is minimised /opportunity maximised.

Forecasting & planning
  • Own the yearly plan and forecast processes to ensure delivery of a rigorous, insightful output.
  • Work hand in hand with UK site managers and cost centre managers to deliver a bottom-up budget that the business buys in to and owns.

Business Partnering
  • Key point of contact for the UK Management Team
  • Gain buy in from operational managers and become a credible part of the UK commercial and operations teams as well as an integral part of the finance team.
  • Further development of cost centre reporting and ownership of the numbers away from finance to the relevant cost centre managers.
  • Finance lead on projects to deliver efficiencies and be seen as a real partner to the business.
  • Supporting the UK business, providing analysis, challenge and commercial support to improve business performance and aid decision making.
  • Identify opportunities for improvement and ensure they are driven through to completion.

You should have the following skills, experience and/or qualifications:
  • Previous experience within a finance role.
  • Experience of working in fast paced, dynamic environments.
  • Experience of working with stakeholders of differing levels of seniority up to and including directors.
  • Comfortable using numerous accounting packages with a good understanding of systems
  • Ability to demonstrate Influencing skills across colleagues of differing levels, both internal & external to finance
  • Self-motivated and able to work autonomously.
  • Proactive in identifying areas of improvement and working on own initiative.
  • Highly organised / structured approach, with the ability to co-ordinate a large number tasks simultaneously to achieve high quality results in required timescales.
  • Ability to quickly identify the underlying root cause / principles of a situation.
  • Comfortable working cross-functionally in areas outside own area of expertise.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills and the ability to influence people at all levels within the business.

*Candidates must be able to demonstrate a pre-existing right to work and travel within the EU. Documentary evidence will be requested at interview.*
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