Finance Analyst

Job Description

The Role

Reporting to the Financial Controller and working closely with the Finance Business Partner this role has responsibility for the preparation and consolidation of monthly cost and capex reporting; annual budgets and forecasts and ad hoc analysis for  corporate services which has a £50m+ cost base and annual capex of £20m, spanning 49 entities  

Key Responsibilities

  • To own the process for producing all consolidated monthly reporting pack KPIs and data sets for corporate services for review by FC and Group FD for ultimate presentation to the Board.
  • To complete month end close processing including journal preparation and posting
  • Support collection and preparation of the budget, quarterly re-forecast and 5 year Strategic Plan
  • Working closely with the Finance Business Partner to manage the collection of inputs into monthly management reporting packs
  • Ownership of compiling and producing consolidated month end reports for monthly management packs.
  • Developing reporting to streamline processes and provide better insight to the Management teams of the function
  • Analysing growth drivers and variances to budget / forecast
  • Preparation and posting of accounting journals (accruals, provisions, adjustments).
  • Assist with the preparation and consolidation / challenge of the quarterly forecasts and annual budget
  • Assist with the update of the 3 year strategic plan.
  • Assist with governance and financial controls review, implementation and oversight
  • Report writing, formatting and testing in SAP Business Objects and Tableau
  • Responding to audit requests and supporting finance business partnering (reporting, variance analysis, investment case support, budget and forecast support).
  • Ad hoc MI requests as they arise
  • The Successful Applicant
  • Qualified accountant – ACA/ACCA/CIMA

  • Personable and able to engage well with all levels of the organisation

  • Completer/finisher who takes pride in a job well done on time

  • Strong academics and potential to grow within the organisation

  • Strong IT skills; intermediate to advanced Excel (vlookups, sumif, pivot tables essential)

  • Experience of working on an ERP system preferred

  • Experience of working with a Financial MI system (, Business Objects, Tableau) preferred

  • Experience of implementation/operation of planning tools (e.g. Adaptive planning) preferred

  • Experience of financial control framework

  • Strong analytical skills and excellent attention to detail critical

  • Excellent communication skills as contact with various teams both onsite and offsite required

  • Initiative and aptitude to learn on the job and seek to continuously improve processes and reporting


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