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Financial Analyst

Hays Senior Finance
Buckinghamshire, Milton Keynes, England
GBP45000.0 - GBP48000.0 per annum + Up to £48K + pension
Closing date
4 Jan 2024

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Education and training
Salary band
£40,000 - £50,000
Contract type
Full Time
Where will they be working?
Hybrid - mostly office

Job Details

Your new company
This is a global training and development solutions provider operating in 141 countries, that offers corporate training, training outsourcing, and performance consulting services. It plays a crucial role in the success of UK Government programmes, contributing to their societal impact. The company fosters a continuous learning environment, supporting professional development.
Your new role

  • Manage and analyse the financial performance of our programmes, providing ongoing problem analysis and presenting effective mitigations to management, with a focus on revenue, cash flow, and profit.
  • Conduct cost estimating, pricing, and investment analysis, including essential make versus buy decisions, contributing to the financial success of our projects.
  • Take ownership of project cost budgets, financial control, administration, utilisation modelling, and earned value analysis, ensuring financial efficiency and accountability.
  • Prepare accurate monthly and annual forecasts, complete with variance analysis, enabling effective decision-making and resource planning.
  • Utilise financial modelling to support resource planning and cost estimation, fostering an environment of efficient resource allocation.
  • Produce comprehensive reports on project financial status, earned value, risks, opportunities, and programme profitability, keeping all stakeholders informed and engaged.
  • Demonstrate a willingness to travel, collaborating with various teams and stakeholders to ensure a successful outcome.

What you\'ll need to succeed

  • Proven experience in Financial Analysis within a Projects environment, with a strong understanding of programme finance and managing multiple contracts.
  • Familiarity with Earned Value Management (EVM) and strong financial analytical skills.
  • Profound knowledge of functional roles and responsibilities in a development environment, along with the confidence to effectively lead, present, and communicate with internal stakeholders.
  • Experience in independently developing, updating, and maintaining financial and performance metrics and analysis-driven reports.
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office, particularly advanced Microsoft Excel, financial modelling and a strong working knowledge of financial planning systems.
  • Ability to quickly learn and adapt to changing information and conditions, and a track record of customer focus.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills, with the ability to convey complex financial concepts clearly and succinctly to a range of stakeholders.
  • The confidence and courage to effectively lead, present, and participate in large and small meetings and status sessions, even when having to provide bad news or disagree with management.
  • A related University Degree or equivalent experience in finance, accounting, or a related field.
  • A relevant accounting qualification such as CIMA / ACCA.

What you\'ll get in return

  • Private Medical
  • 4X Life Assurance
  • 10.5% Contributory pension
  • Income Protection
  • 25 days holidays
  • Free parking onsite
  • Free gym facilities onsite

What you need to do now
If you\'re interested in this role, click \'apply now\' to forward an up-to-date copy of your CV at
If this job isn\'t quite right for you, but you are looking for a new position, please contact us for a confidential discussion about your career.

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