Financial Analyst

Job Title: Financial Analyst
Contract Type: Permanent
Location: St. Albans, Hertfordshire
Salary: £47000 - £550000 per annum + Bonus + Benefits
Reference: GBFASTA3011_1638288271
Contact Name: Guy Barwell
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Job Published: November 30, 2021 16:04

Job Description

Financial Analyst
St Albans, Hertfordshire
£47,000 - £55,000 + Bonus + Healthcare + Life Insurance + Benefits

We have an outstanding opportunity for a recently qualified accountant (ACA, ACCA or CIMA) to join this global market leader in a role that will provide broad exposure across Financial Control, Financial Planning and Commercial.

This role is a great fit for an ambitious individual looking for an exciting challenge in a vibrant and entrepreneurial company and offers a rare end-to-end role with excellent exposure across the business providing business partnering services to a number of senior stakeholders playing a critical role within the Finance team, providing financial planning, control and analytical support.

As part of a high performing, progressive, fun and motivated finance function we are seeking a self-starter to take responsibility for monthly head office cost reporting, partnering with the control team to lead the monthly reporting process and providing insightful variance analysis. In addition, you will provide support for the annual and quarterly forecasts for the Europe & UK business.

The role will serve as a front-line thought partner to cross-functional budget holders by tracking & reporting performance versus budget, and identifying and leading cost saving initiatives to ensure the business unit achieves its profit targets.

More about the role;

*Full responsibility to manage and deliver high quality month end process, from preparation of accounting entries and preliminary review of actuals, preparation of balance sheet reconciliations, in depth analysis of financial performance versus forecast and working with business partners to understand and identify reasons for variances to enhance forecast accuracy
*Monitor, track & report financial risks & opportunities as well as identify business levers to deliver the plan each month
*Communicate a clear and coherent story of performance and actions to the senior leadership team, including developing and building presentation decks for the senior leadership team
*Manage the head office and other key cost line budgeting including 3 year, annual & quarterly forecasts. Ensure timely and accurate submissions & analysis.
*Work closely with key stakeholders across the business to bring together business strategy and reflect this in key cost line forecasts; Robustly challenge estimates to ensure gaps to plan are identified & addressed
*Partner with key stakeholders on cost reporting, forecasting, and planning
*Manage forecasting & reporting across numerous function including supply chain, IT, advertising etc
*Demonstrate in-depth understanding of balance sheet to manage risks and opportunity forecasting & reporting
*Support process changes and contribute towards making the planning & reporting process more efficient, insightful and accurate

What we are looking for;

Recently qualified ACA, ACCA or CIMA (Applicants looking to make a move out of practice will be considered if they have the right commercial mindset)

*Excellent communication skills (written & verbal), proven influencing skills and the ability to manage multiple deadlines and stakeholders
*Highly analytical, with excellent interpersonal skills, strong adaptability to a fast-moving environment and high sense of urgency and accountability
*An eye toward continuous process improvement, including the ability to innovate and simplify both finance and business processes
*Highly computer literate with excellent command of Excel and Powerpoint. Comfortable working with financial models. Experience in working with an ERP system.

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