Finance Analyst

07 Dec 2018
10 Dec 2018
Contract Type
Full Time
Manpower are looking for an experienced Finance Analyst for a 6 months temporary contract due to start in January 2019.

The successful candidate will join our client who is a leading global paint and coating’s company and a major producer of speciality chemicals who supply innovative and sustainable paints, coatings and speciality chemicals to customers around the world.

* Finance Analyst
* Located in Felling - Gateshead
* Salary range up to £35,000 to £40,000 depending on experience
* Monday to Friday 36.15 hours a week

Key Responsibilities:

* Provide support to both the FP&A Manager and the wider Finance team with regards to the FP&A Process.
* Pull together cost centre reports and act as a Finance point of contact to central cost centre managers.
* Identify and resolve bottlenecks in the process.
* Look to continuously improve the forecasting process within BU Marine, Protective and Yacht with the direction of the FP&A Manager.
* Identify gaps in the reporting process and escalate these to FP&A Manager.
* Become system expert in HFM, TM1 and any other reporting tools within the business.
* Support the wider Finance organization including Accounting, Commercial Control and ISC Control as required.

Key Requirements:

* Support FP&A Manager to deliver business/function performance, planning/budgeting/forecasting projections and actual reporting.
* Act as a business partner to cost centre managers and report their numbers in a timely manner.

* Provide business and functions with analytical support, timely and relevant financial analysis related to the on-going business/functional results, ad-hoc analysis, help drive long and mid-term business planning in the assigned country/cluster.

* Extracts financial data from various accounting and information systems and performs financial analysis of business/function figures.

* Interprets financial data to determine past performance and/or to project the financial probability and/or to provide insights to the Commercial Controllers, the ISC Controllers, G&A functions and to business customers at acceptable cost levels.

* Develops financial reports for forecasting, trending, results and variance analysis.

* Provide business and functions with insightful analytical support, timely and relevant financial analysis related to the on-going business/functional results, ad-hoc analysis, help drive long and mid-term business planning of Commercial/ISC/G&A in the assigned BU/region.

Key Skill requirements:

* Experience as an analyst or as controller in a multinational business environment and/or functional area.
* Qualified or part qualified accountant is preferred.
* You are curious, eager to learn and always searching for improvement opportunities (process wise).
* You have affinity for numbers and systems, and have strong analytical skills combined with a critical, but constructive, attitude.
* Experience in building automated reports and models is a must; excellent financial and analytical skills.
* Strong systems and advanced Microsoft excel experience is a pre requisite.
* Prior TM1 and/or HFM experience is preferred, but not essential.
* Strong analytic skills and the ability to analyse, organise, summarise and articulate complex financial information for decision making.
* Able to prioritise and work with multiple supervisors.
* Strong ‘can-do’ mentality and ‘drive’ to accomplish tasks in an environment with multiple stakeholders.


* Accessible via public transport / On-site Parking and on site facilities
* 33 days holidays a year (including Bank Holidays)
* Pension
* Manpower Discount offer – AA, Virgin Day experience’s, Vauxhall and Merlin Entertainment group

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