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Financial Analyst

Job Title: Financial Analyst
Contract Type: Permanent
Location: Slough, Berkshire
Industry:
Salary: £50000 - £55000 per annum
Start Date: 23/04/2019
Reference: 14010851/001_1556107458
Contact Name: Thomas Mondahl
Contact Email: thomasmondahl@michaelpage.com
Job Published: April 24, 2019 13:04

Job Description

The role of Financial Analyst will support the Commercial Finance Directors and Head of FP&A in providing oversight and review of business performance to the UK RoW NAM region and Support Services. They will live by the PageGroup values, take pride, be passionate, never give up, work as a team, and make it fun.

Client Details

The Page Group is FTE250 company, trading since 1976 and operates in 35 countries within the professional services sector.
With a focus on team development and progression, our client is committed to the delivery of 'best in market' service as well as a strategic approach to market share growth.The role of Financial Analyst will support the Commercial Finance Directors and Head of FP&A in providing oversight and review of business performance to the UK RoW NAM region and Support Services.

Description

  • Supporting the Commercial Finance Directors and Head of FP&A in overseeing the financial accounting inputs/outputs to/from the business to ensure that transactions are accurate and posted in a timely fashion, and accurately reflect business activity
  • Producing analysis and insights e.g. for board packs and other management information
  • Preparation of budgets and forecasting of revenues, costs and cash
  • Working with the Commercial Finance Directors and Head of FP&A to prepare and review business cases, or supporting them in strategic analysis and decision making
  • Maintenance of the hierarchies in the Hierarchy Management Tool, including creation of any new teams
  • Bonus and commission payments analysis
  • Any internal or external audit activity required
  • Production of external client MI
  • Providing support to the operational business with technical matters such as AWR, IR35 and any other employment legislation affecting the recruitment industry
  • Reviews of client contracts and production of rate calculators to ensure compliance with PSA's
  • Reviews of temp bill and pay rates on key clients to ensure compliance with PSA's
  • Calculation of incentives
  • Undertaking employment cost analysis and review of other spend categories
  • Preparation of backouts and adjustments and controls based reporting
  • Production of any country specific reporting or information to ensure that we are operating in accordance with local requirements eg BEE in South Africa
  • Other ad-hoc internal and external reporting as required by their business

Profile

Judgement

  • Excellent attention to detail
  • Acts with the highest levels of integrity and treats others with respect
  • Ability to spot trends
  • Analyses and presents data to select audiences

Performance

  • Thrives in dynamic environments
  • Highly organised and efficient
  • Can work under pressure and to tight deadlines
  • Enjoys working with large data sets
  • Is engaged and demonstrates strong alignment with the organisation's objectives and values

Interpersonal skills

  • Articulate, both verbally and in writing
  • Good standard of English is required
  • Can deconstruct financial terms into basic terms for a lay audience
  • Flexible to internal customer needs

EXPERIENCE AND QUALIFICATIONS

  • Very strong financial modelling skills
  • Understanding of the recruitment industry (threats, challenges, opportunities) beneficial but not essential
  • In-depth knowledge of one or more of UK, Middle East, South Africa, NAM areas highly desirable
  • Professional accounting qualification: ACA, ACCA, CIMA or equivalent.

Job Offer

On offer for the successful candidate is an excellent basic salary, car allowance, other benefits and also genuine career progression opportunities