Senior Finance Analyst

Job Title: Senior Finance Analyst
Contract Type: Permanent
Location: London
Salary: £63000 - £65000 per annum + Bonus + Car allowance
Reference: JN -042021-2563027_1623760418
Contact Name: Dominic Tivey
Contact Email:
Job Published: June 15, 2021 13:33

Job Description

This role forms a core part of the commercial finance team focusing on supporting the efficient running and development of major Post Office products. The role will focus on accounting and analysis to support the business in key decision making for the key revenue drivers of the business.

Client Details

Our client is a public organisation who are working through a period of significant change and complex programme work based nationally with a central London hub.


The Senior Finance Analyst will report to the Head of Finance and will work alongside other senior finance analysts and senior business stakeholders. This role is being introduced at an exciting time for the retail division and the successful applicant will join a fast moving and friendly environment.

Senior manager role, with full ownership and accountability of product reporting, budgeting, forecasting and decision making:

· Evaluate and challenge products team on monthly performance

· Review and challenge specific areas of overheads cost base, articulating variances and recommending remedial action for areas of overspend

· Produce insightful month end variance analysis to inform upwards reporting to the Functional leadership team and remote Financial Control team

· Maintain a register of income/cost Risks & Opportunities, highlight through the appropriate channels and ensure alignment in quarterly forecasts

· Lead budgeting and forecasting process for function to deliver a robust plan within the guidelines and timetable established by the Financial Control team

· Build an understanding of Product P&Ls, articulating the results to key stakeholders in the functional teams

· Provide expert advice and an independent view to the Finance Leadership Team, CFO and functional lead team

· Provide modelling support for business cases and investment decisions - Review the business cases with product and program leads and challenge assumptions and ensure compliance with governance


  • Broad range of accountancy skills - fully qualified accountant with CCAB recognised qualification (e.g. ACA, CIMA, ACCA) and minimum of 2 years post qualification experience
  • Experience in a commercial finance environment operating at a senior level across multiple products and services
  • Good understanding of finance systems (particularly SAP, BI, Anaplan)
  • Computer literacy/numeracy with strong Excel, Word and Powerpoint skills
  • Knowledge of business case and investment appraisals

Job Offer

  • Competitive salary £63,000 - £65,000
  • Senior Finance Analyst, London, Public Sector and Government
  • Applications are being reviewed on an ongoing basis, Interviews 24/25 June