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Finance Analyst

Halliday Marx
Closing date
14 Jun 2021

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Halliday Marx have partnered with a large Media Organisation to recruit a Finance Analyst on an interim basis.

Reporting directly into the Head of Finance, you will focus on forward looking, large scale and/or high-impact commercial and investment decisions and support effective financial planning within their area. You will work closely alongside Finance Business Partners delivering financial and business analysis to help solve key business problems, progress local initiatives answer business questions and influence business decisions.

Key Duties will include, but not be limited too;

  • Help to resolve key business issues and problems by delivering solutions and recommendations, based on sound analysis, for the Finance Business Partner and/or relevant operational stakeholder
  • Maintain up to date knowledge and understanding of the divisional business - building and developing effective relationships with key business contacts
  • Own the resolution of specific and on-going financial and business issues and problems to ensure they are resolved in a timely manner
  • Share external industry knowledge and good practice to help develop Finance's approach in supporting the business in making effective decisions
  • Deliver high quality supporting papers, reports, briefing notes (as required) across all work areas, for sharing and discussion with the Finance Business Partner / Finance Director / Senior Management or Divisional and Departmental Boards
  • Own and deliver high quality financial and business analysis with recommendations to solve business problems and to influence and challenge business decisions
  • Own the delivery of effective financial and business analytical support for divisional projects / business initiatives - helping to improve business decisions and divisional performance.
  • Provide ad hoc financial analysis to support performance information and plans
  • Analyse and review financial and business information effectively to extract useful business insights
  • Analyse financial and non-financial data, performance, risks and issues to identify underlying business trends or themes that need to be addressed and put forward solutions / recommendations to resolve
  • Contribute to the preparation of business cases / investment proposals on behalf of the division
  • Effectively bring together a range, and variety, of source information and data to highlight business issues and potential options to help resolve a problem or mitigate a risk
  • Investigate and analyse investment proposals, including evaluation of business options vs. business objectives and financial cost implications
  • Perform investigative financial and operational business analysis across interconnected business units
  • Promote and deliver improvements through identifying and recommending opportunities for efficiencies and value generation
  • Develop, test and share new analytical methods and practices
  • Develop effective analytical approaches to tackle a range of business issues based divisional problems
  • Maintain effective and collaborative working relationships across the Finance community
  • Build and develop strong relationships with key business and finance stakeholders
  • Ensure Finance Business Partners and the relevant Finance Central teams are informed of issues, analysis and decisions that impact on them or require their support / views

The Successful Candidate
  • Professional accounting qualification e. ACA, ACCA, CIMA, or equivalent qualification
  • Experience and application of compliance, regulatory requirements and internal controls
  • Ability to communicate effectively with a range of stakeholders
  • Experience of the review and analysis of financial data from a range of source information to identify trends or themes and to suggest solutions/recommendations
  • Ability to take complex data / principles and to communicate these in an understandable way to non SME's
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