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Finance Analyst
Ref: FA

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Key Responsibilities:

This role will report to the Senior Finance Manager – Operations.

This role will be a key member of the FP&A team and will play critical role in strengthening the UK financial discipline, by providing business partnering, support, insight, commercial rigor and analysis to the UK business.  Responsibilities will include:

  • Provide business partnering and operational reporting to the Head of Field Ops, Business support managers and Area managers (this could entail some travel).
  • Business partner to the Operations Team to ensure the effective and efficient management of their performance.
  • Perform regular review, analytical assessment and challenge of regional and area results vs. forecast/plan, with a view to ensuring cost efficiencies, commercial viability, operational capability and financial/audit controls.
  • Provide in depth statistical analysis, trends and insight about the drivers of business performance, ensuring that the appropriate level of reporting and analysis is available to UK Management and Operations.
  • Support the Senior Finance Manager and heads of departments in the planning process including annual operating plans, regular re-estimates and long-term forecasts. This will help to ensure there is a working financial knowledge and understanding amongst these business partners.
  • Provide ongoing support and commercially sound financial analysis for new initiatives.
  • Proactively support the UK month end accounting process.
  • Work with other members of the FP&A team to continually improve reports provided to the business, including the ‘Flash’ report and exception-based reports for the Operations, Licensing and Products teams.
  • Involvement in the development of key data and internal reporting tool projects, system upgrades and enhancements.
  • Work with the business data reporting specialist to create appropriate dashboards for all reporting projects


Key Skills/Competencies:

The ideal candidate must:

  • Have advanced Excel (to VBA),  Advanced Access, exposure to SLQ would be an advantage
  • Be a highly analytical financial analyst with history of developing decision-making tools and delivering decision making information to senior management
  • Have the ability to interpret and present data / information in a visually impactful way
  • Be solution focused with a “can do” approach – including the ability to work within a collaborative, challenging and consultative environment
  • Have strong communications skills, including the ability to interface effectively with senior staff and be able to explain statistical and financial information to non finance managers
  • Have the ability to think differently, to question issues and be unafraid to ask challenging questions and demonstrate a thoughtful approach to problem solving.
  • Be an energetic team player and be able to use their own initiative, prioritise and manage workload under pressure.

Experience with Oracle, Hyperion Enterprise and experience in business intelligence software would also be beneficial.

This role would suit a part qualified accountant.

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