Financial Analyst


Salary:

GBP135 - 160 / day

Location:

Harlow

Date posted:

29th June 2018

Employment type:

Temporary

Job reference:

470608-UKen

Staffing area:

Accounting and Finance


Description

 

The temporary division of Robert Half is looking to recruit a Finance Analyst on a temporary basis for 2-3 months, although it could lead to a permanent position.

In the position of Finance Analyst you will be required to do various duties, including;

  • Job Purpose:
  • The role will provide support to the Finance Business Partner - Operations in preparing the month end accounts and providing high quality business analysis into the financial performance operations
  • The role will also support the Finance Business Partner in understanding and communicating actual financial performance to stakeholders and the wider audience as well as supporting the planning and forecasting process
  • The role is important to ensure delivery of financial performance contributing to goals

 

  • Accountabilities:
  • Be responsible for the month end accounting and preparation of the monthly results for the operations departments including building, posting journals and reconciling costs
  • Pro-actively investigate variances in expected commercial performance to identify the root cause, inform senior colleagues as appropriate and support in corrective actions as required
  • Undertake analysis of the cost base and cost drivers of operations to help provide valuable insight into the cost base
  • Support the continued development and delivery of relevant and timely weekly and monthly KPI reporting
  • Assist in the consolidation and submission of business commentaries in accordance with set timetables, ensuring effective liaison with the business and other stakeholders as appropriate
  • Work closely with the wider Finance and Operations teams to continue the development of improved forecasting methodology
  • Assist in developing processes and relationships sufficient to enable the role holder to perform duties as efficiently as possible and to the required standards and in order to gain a good understanding of the performance of relevant areas
  • Support the preparation and analysis of budgets and quarterly forecasts for the business as well as assisting with the development of rolling forecasts
  • Provide ad-hoc support to colleagues across the team, including the wider Finance team, as required to ensure the overall delivery of the required level of service to the business and the achievement of wider Finance objectives

 

  • Qualifications, training and experience
  • The role holder will have excellent data manipulation and analysis skills and a demonstrable track record of using this to identify trends and drive business performance
  • Part qualified accountant with experience of financial analysis and management reporting gained in a corporate environment
  • The role holder will be presentable, methodical and with good communication skills, strong numerical analysis capabilities and a high attention to detail
  • A pragmatic and flexible attitude, recognising the industry and business is embarking on a period of significant change

 

The position of Finance Analyst will require at least 3 years experience of financial analysis, financial and management reporting in a fast moving, operationally focused blue chip organisation. The successful candidate will be comfortable dealing with ambiguity and poor quality data and providing high quality, validated output to challenging time-lines. The successful person will also be quick to learn, methodical, with good communication skills, strong analytically and a high attention to detail. Finally, a pragmatic and flexible approach is needed, given the business is embarking on a period of significant change.

The position of Finance Analyst will be paying up to £135-160 on a daily basis. There is free parking on-site and excellent facilities. This position could also become permanent.

Robert Half Ltd acts as an employment business for temporary positions and an employment agency for permanent positions. Robert Half is committed to equal opportunity and diversity. Suitable candidates with equivalent qualifications and more or less experience can apply. By applying to this position, you acknowledge that you have read and accept the following terms:https://www.roberthalf.co.uk/privacy-notice



Milton Keynes

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Milton Keynes
MK9 1FB
01908 201 420
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