Financial Analyst

Employer
REED
Location
Weymouth, UK
Salary
Competitive
Closing date
31 Oct 2020

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Sector
Accountancy
Contract Type
Permanent
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REED Specialist Recruitment are recruiting for a Financial Analyst on behalf of a leading retail company based in Dorset.

About You:
  • A qualified or part qualified accountant who understands the financial implications of decisions and can make sound recommendations accordingly.

OR
  • An Accountant with a minimum of 3 years working in a similar role (QBE) who understands the financial implications of decisions and can make sound recommendations accordingly.
  • Ability to de-mystify financial performance and provide clear and concise reporting and analysis resulting in balanced guidance and judgement.
  • Ability to work under own directive as well as the wider team
  • Strong understanding of Microsoft Excel
  • Continued re-evaluation and development of financial reporting and analysis.
  • Open and receptive to new ideas and concepts
  • Relevant practical experience gathered across a range of roles in a broad profit-driven business context.

BENEFITS:
  • 23 days Annual leave (rises to 25 days after 2 years)
  • Bonus (company and personal performance)
  • Pension Scheme
  • Life Assurance
  • Staff discount 40%
  • Season Ticket Loan
  • 'Smarter Working' ie remote working is available for this role

The Role:
  • Provision of cohesive, timely, and accurate reporting, analysis and insight of financial performance ensuring the relevant people are well informed to allow optimum decisions to be made.
  • Constructively challenging and re-evaluating reporting requirements to improve efficiency and commerciality.
  • Support Finance Business Partner on all regular Finance reporting providing accurate, informative analysis.
  • Maintain the credibility of the Accounting Team by providing accurate and reliable information in a timely manner.
  • Team responsibilities are split to cover 3 business channels:
    • UK & ROI Retail
    • Estates (excluding IFRS 16)
    • Capital
    • DC and Head office
  • Accountable for ensuring the calculation and posting of accurate transactional level data for specific business channel.
  • Full understanding of trading and non-trading operational costs budgets and forecasts to inform identification of risks and opportunities.
  • Employ a thorough knowledge of trading and proactive review of costs to identify risks and opps.
  • Accountable for reviewing and developing best processes with Finance for accurate, timely transactional level posting in order to minimise rework at period end.
  • Responsible for accurate working papers to support accounting entries providing accurate month end reporting, including balance sheet reconciliations
  • Accurate month end cost reporting and variance analysis for business channel, providing detail and clarity on monthly cost variances.
  • Support the FBP in the creation of budgets and forecasts, including the impact of FYE and one-off costs.
  • Preparation of balance sheet review, including commentary on key areas of the balance and reason for movement.
  • Supporting with year end Group and statutory audits, answering queries on business channel.

This role is initially a 1-year FTC with the potential to lead to a permanent role.
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