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Business Analyst

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Goodman Masson
Salary
From £40,000 to £42,000 per year
Location
London
Job term
Permanent
Job hours
Full time

An opportunity has arisen for a Business Analyst in the Retail arm of a large, well-known organisation, as a result of recent promotion. This role is well suited to a newly qualified CIMA (or equivalent) accountant with previous analytical experience.

Role’s Main Purpose:

This role is responsible for providing insight to support and ensure optimal commercial decision making. You will support and challenge Senior Management in order to drive operational efficiency and profitability and will be the main point of contact for analytical requests.

You will challenge assumptions behind commercial propositions and lead analysis across a number of key projects. You will also support central and field teams in the development and delivery of new business initiatives and shaping future strategic decisions

Key Responsibilities:

• Adding- value through insightful analysis of project delivery and business performance and ensuring investment decisions are made with a clear understanding of their impact on net profitability
• Develop, manage and adapt the provision of high quality, value-added performance reporting on a weekly/monthly basis to inform the decision making process and help drive the performance of the organisation
• Using insight to identify areas requiring investigation and carry out adhoc analysis to minimize risk and maximise opportunity
• Develop the Trading Business Analysis function to ensure it meets the needs of the business
• Working as a key business partner within and outside of Trading to drive a step change in the quality of the analysis and decision making across the business
• Articulate findings of analysis to stakeholders including the Senior Management Team, effectively communicating solutions, scenarios and outcomes
• Using a combination of data, commercial acumen and market awareness to challenge and influence business decisions and proposals
• Fully scrutinise and challenge the financial performance of current products as well as the plans for emerging income streams

Key Skills and Behaviours:

• Proven commercial acumen with significant experience of business partnering and providing decision making support to business managers
• Highly effective communication and presentation skills
• Passion for Retail
• Ability to interpret external factors and their likely impact on internal performance
• Excellent analytical and problem solving skills, with experience in using complex data and information
• Understanding of operational business drivers and ability to identify core issues to provide solutions

Leadership and Impact:

• Experience in influencing senior managers and heads based on the insight and analysis provided as to direction that the business should be taking
• Continually reviewing analysis and performance to implement improvements
• Responsible for determining and driving areas of focus and managing activity of self and team
• Ability to decipher ambiguity in work requests is essential

Key Technical Knowledge and Experience:

• Qualified accountant with post qualified experience
• Experience in managing and motivating teams
• Excellent analytical skills experience of analysing complex data to inform decision making
• Appreciation and understanding of financial controls and building business cases
• Advanced Excel skills
• Very organised with demonstrable planning ability, able to plan out steps in pieces of work to ensure all information is available when needed and that models/analysis/presentations are finalised on time
• Ability to multi task and manage multiple projects and pieces of work concurrently

This is a dynamic, fast- paced team who value proactive and ambitious individuals. The company provides excellent training and development opportunities in a varied environment.

Previous experience in a charity would be ideal, but is not necessary.

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Management Controller

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Investigo
Salary
From £40,000 to £45,000 per year
Location
The City
Job term
Permanent
Job hours
Full time

A Global Brand within a Prestigious Luxury Retail Group is looking for a high calibre Finance Manager to act as a key business partner to the London head office and key regional markets.



Main responsibilities:



Management Reporting



* Weekly and Monthly Management Reporting, providing financial information to support key responsibility areas in the London Head Office incl:

­ Analysis vs Budget, and forecast for each department

­ Monitoring of the Head office communication budgets

­ Monitoring and strong analysis of Margins and key drivers in delivering Product category objectives

­ Head office Headcount monitoring

­ Analysis of Capital expenditure against investment targets

­ Preparation of key commentary for Shareholder reporting.

­ Adhoc cost analysis

* Central finance liaison for the regional markets:

­ Analysis and communication with regional finance Directors to ensure reported numbers are accurate.

­ Preparation of key commentary for Shareholder reporting

­ Follow-up on overspends and under spends vs budget to ensure financial targets are reached.

­ Ensure that key risks and opportunities are clearly communicated to the business, in a timely manner.

* Maintain on a monthly basis a Capital Expenditure monitoring tool

­ Ensure that regular updates on investment projects are communicated to the business.

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Planning (Budgets, Forecasts and Strategic plans)



* Contribute to the Global planning process (Modelling/Communication/Consolidation/Scenario Analysis/Reporting to CEO and Board)
* Financial business partner to the various areas of responsibility, to ensure consistency to the global strategies.

­ Maintenance of all deadlines

­ Understanding of all business drivers and focusing the business on delivering key objectives.

­ Analysing regional decisions in a global company perspective.

* Ensure that the Capital expenditure of the global business is kept within the budget framework

­ For every planning cycle work with each area of the business to have a clear understanding of the risks.

­ Clearly communicate all potential overspends to the management team.



Business Partnering

* Partner the Department directors and regional Finance directors to: Track projects; Improve levels of investment; Benchmark the various investment projects
* Work with the Head office teams, as well as the regional markets top drive cost efficiencies.
* Ensure best business practise is being implemented around the various responsibility areas:

­ Internal processes are robust and conform to DBDJ / shareholder guidelines.

* Participation in various cross business decisions, and ensure a strong commercial finance presence.





What we’re looking for:



* Outstanding excel modelling skills
* Strong team player and strong relationship builder
* Ability to learn quickly, grasp key business drivers and communicate in a commercially focused manner
* Able to look outside the box to find creative solutions to diverse problems
* Dynamic, energetic and driven to succeed. Proactive in approach and self motivated
* Able to deliver operational change through a practical approach and strong persuasive skills
* Qualified Accountant (CIMA, ACA, ACCA) or Business school degree

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Finance Manager

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Halliday Marx
Salary
From £65,000 to £70,000 per year + + benefits
Location
London
Qualifications
ACA, CA, ACCA, CIMA
Job term
Permanent
Job hours
Full time

This market leader operating in the health sector are looking to hire an ACA accountant to lead a small team and act as the No1 finance person within a key business unit. The role reports to a divisional FD and works closely with the COO of the division, providing financial advice and support to drive growth. You will ensure the month end reporting process to group finance is smooth and on time and that all capital appraisals and ROI are carried out in a rigorous manner that helps the business make decisions. This is a great role for a chartered accountant with several years post-qualified experience in industry to make a real mark within a fast growing commercial organisation. Other qualifications and backgrounds will be considered equally.

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Nick Buick
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Head Of Finance

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Kennedy Pearce Consulting Limited
Salary
From £100,000 to £130,000 per year
Location
The City
Job term
Contract
Job hours
Full time

We’re looking for a smart, ambitious, individual to further improve the existing financial planning and reporting structure, supporting processes across the existing UK businesses. The key goal for this role is to deliver robust, structured reporting and processes that are well understood and well communicated throughout the organisation. The growth of the business and the increasing complexity driven by new launches and acquisitions make this role an exciting, interesting, and very challenging proposition. Expect to get involved in supporting new projects and initiatives, driving performance, and building plans for the future, as well as managing regular reporting, forecasting, and general planning. The role is very broad based and will require an individual who is motivated to make a big impact. You will support the UK leadership team, reporting to the UK FD. You will own FP&A process in the UK, write business plans, and support many and varied initiatives. As the FP&A Lead, you will also provide leadership on the right financial controllership to ensure the results of the business are properly recorded and the assets of the business protected. The ideal candidate will be comfortable in a fast-paced, dynamic environment; will be a creative and analytical problem solver with the opportunity to fulfill the Amazon motto to “Work Hard. Have Fun. Make History.” Role Responsibilities:

* Ownership of the forecasting process for the UK
* Building and managing the right reporting to support the UK business
* Business case analysis of new programs, deals, and acquisition proposals
* Working in conjunction with other in country FP&A teams to drive best practice and consistent processes.
* Supporting internal customer groups in all finance and accounting matters including budgeting, forecasting, expense tracking and control.
* Monitor cost-centre expenditures versus forecasts and budgets and provide controllership over operating costs.
* Identifying and communicating issues to senior management as well as regular reporting

Skills/Experience:

* Demonstrable relevant finance/accounting experience
* Excellent written communication skills as demonstrated from writing project documentation, Quarterly Review reports etc
* Experience in online retailing would be helpful. Experience in working in a fast-paced growth environment is essential.
* Demonstrated ability to build and manage financial models for business forecasting, variance analysis, and problem solving
* Advanced Excel user
* Strong leadership capability

Qualifications:

* Fluency in English mandatory
* Bachelor's degree in finance, accounting, business or related field
* Professional Finance qualification (eg ACA, CIMA, ACCA) or MBA a real advantage
* Experience with Data Warehouse, COGNOS, and SQL is a strong plus

Personal Characteristics:

* Excellent analytical skills, a passion for metrics and figures, and the ability to get into the details, while also seeing and understanding the big picture
* Strong bias for action, including the ability to juggle multiple priorities
* Strong skills in accessing and using analytical tools and modelling
* Innovative and commercial
* Demonstrated ability to meet deadlines while managing multiple projects
* Strong interpersonal skills including written and oral communication skills
* Ambitious, want to succeed and be part of a great team.

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Head of Fraud and Debt Management

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TalkTalk
Salary
Competitive
Location
Central London
Job term
Permanent
Job hours
Full time

Head of Fraud and Debt Management


TalkTalk’s Consumer business is recruiting a Head of Fraud & Debt Management to support the commercial stakeholders in agreeing the correct levels of underwriting risk, providing challenge and support in equal measure. This newly created role will ensure that appropriate policy is implemented to manage and improve debt levels ‘in life’ which are appropriate to the levels of risk. It will also ensure that systems are in place to enable efficient control of fraud and debt are specified and championed, making it easy for customers to control their spend and pay, regardless of their risk profile.


Ideally, you will have experience of credit risk management at a senior level, preferably within telecoms. You will be collaborative, analytical and have excellent senior stakeholder influencing skills within a very consumer-centric environment. You may also be qualified and have experience of working within an operationally-savvy environment.


At TalkTalk, we pride ourselves on our dynamic, incredibly fast paced and change-driven environment where innovation, collaboration and a commercial head are celebrated. We believe that working at TalkTalk is more than just a job; it’s a journey where we are dedicated to both your career and personal development so that you’ll feel empowered along the way. With a commitment to developing talent and putting our customers and the wider community at the forefront of everything we do, we believe that TalkTalk really is a Brighter Place for Everyone.


Head of Fraud and Debt Management

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Group Financial Accountant

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Hays Accountancy and Finance
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From £50,000 to £60,000 per year
Location
West London
Job term
Permanent
Job hours
Full time

My client is an international leader in the provision of essential industrial services focused on the energy and natural resources sectors.

They currently have a rare opportunity for an ACA qualified professional to join their Group Finance team. Reporting directly to the Group Financial Controller your responsibilities include;

* Group and entity reporting - ownership of the process to prepare year end consolidated report and first point of contact for auditors
* Business support - Primary point of contact for business and group management on technical accounting matters
* Deputise and cover for Group Financial Controller
* Challenge existing processes and deliver enhancements
* Ad hoc project work

The successful candidate will be qualified with strong IFRS knowledge. The ability to influence across culturally diverse geographical locations as well as a genuine interest in analysing and improving current processes is key.

Will consider candidates straight from practise or those who have moved into industry.

Hays Specialist Recruitment Limited acts as an employment agency for permanent recruitment and employment business for the supply of temporary workers. By applying for this job you accept the T&C's, Privacy Policy and Disclaimers which can be found at hays.co.uk

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Group FP&A Manager

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Investigo
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From £60,000 to £70,000 per year
Location
Hertfordshire
Job term
Permanent
Job hours
Full time

Amazing opportunity to work for an international retail business in a Highly Commercial / Strategic FP&A role, where you will learn from the best with direct access to both the FD and CFO.





My client is looking to promote this person to a ‘Head of Finance’ position within the next 12-18 months, so we are only considering fast-track individuals!



We are looking for a Qualified Accountant (ACA / CIMA) with PQE operating in a key business partnering FP&A role for a fast paced blue-chip business, where you have heavily influencing strategy and key commercial decisions.



This role will be partnering the FD & CFO 50% of the time and the other 50% working with the Head of Group Finance.



With genuine exposure to senior leadership this role offers great breadth, meaning you will get to see everything and engage across the whole business.



There is amazing scope on offer for you to drive change and make your mark, using your commercial rigour whilst developing under the tutorage of the FD and CFO who both bring outstanding multi-site retail experience .



You will also manage a team which will include a Qualified FP&A Manager and a Senior FP&A Analyst.



As a result of the volume of applications, in some instances we are unable to respond with individual feedback. If we have not contacted you within five working days your application has been unsuccessful.

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Business Analyst

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Randstad Financial & Professional
Salary
From £40,000 to £50,000 per year
Location
The City
Qualifications
Job term
Permanent
Job hours
Full time

An impressive business is currently seeking an intelligent Analyst who has had particular exposure to evaluating and identifying particular commercial opportunities.

This is a high profile role assisting the Senior heads of the business to aid the decision making process.

This role provides phenomenal exposure and is based at their impressive offices in central London.

Responsibilities include:
• Planning
• Market research
• Target evaluation in terms of potential impact to the business, ROI modelling and business case proposals to incentivise partners
• Regular engagement with regional teams to communicate and ensure strategy alignment
• Drive business performance targets
• Understand performance, trends and deliver analytically led recommendations to drive business targets

The ideal candidate qualified or equivalent with strong business solving skills.

If you are interested in this role then please do not hesitate to apply.

Applicants of all ages are encouraged and appointment will be made on merit alone.
Randstad Financial & Professional encourage applications from individuals of all ages & backgrounds. Appointment will be made on merit alone but candidates must be able to demonstrate their ability to work in the UK. Randstad Financial & Professional acts as an employment agency for permanent recruitment & an employment business for temporary recruitment as defined by the Conduct of Employment Agencies & Employment Business Regulations 2003

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Financial Analyst - Newly Qualified

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Hays Accountancy and Finance
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From £45,000 to £50,000 per year
Location
The City
Qualifications
Job term
Permanent
Job hours
Full time

Are you a recently qualified ACA or CIMA?

Are you looking for a commercial role with real impact on the business?

If yes, my client would like to talk to you...............

A reputable FMCG business in West London renowned for looking after their staff has an opportunity for 2 financial analysts to join their Commercial finance team.

Your duties will consist of;

* Budgeting and forecasting
* Monthly business performance reporting
* Scenario modelling
* Influencing and challenging the business

Sensational opportunity for an ACA to make their first move into industry!

Hays Specialist Recruitment Limited acts as an employment agency for permanent recruitment and employment business for the supply of temporary workers. By applying for this job you accept the T&C's, Privacy Policy and Disclaimers which can be found at hays.co.uk

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Group Financial Controller

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Randstad Financial & Professional
Salary
From £75,000 to £85,000 per year
Location
Hertfordshire
Qualifications
ACA, ACCA, CIMA
Job term
Permanent
Job hours
Full time

With exciting times ahead for this well known business that is highly regarded within it's field, they are seeking a Group Financial Controller to manage the finance function in all aspects of accounting and reporting. This role will focus on leading the month end accounting and reporting cycle; maintaining and improving accounting and reporting processes. The role has senior stakeholder interaction which has provided a proven track record of internal progression.

Key responsibilities of the Group Financial Controller job will include:
- Production of accurate, complete and timely accounting records
- Cash Management
- Demonstrable experience of developing, coaching and motivation of a Finance team
- Quarterly Balance Sheet and P&L preparation and review
- Ownership of the audit process
- Production of Annual Financial Statements
- Management of Taxation

This role would suit an ACA qualified candidate that has previous exposure of leading a technical team but also has the commercial awareness to influence senior managers outside of the finance function. The role will be influential thus offering a great opportunity to develop your career and would be well aligned to confident, commercially aware individuals who have the ability to think outside of the box and who are not afraid to voice their opinions on the bigger picture. The client requires candidates to have strong academic backgrounds.

If you are interested in the role of Group Financial Controller please do not hesitate to apply today.
Randstad Financial & Professional encourage applications from individuals of all ages & backgrounds. Appointment will be made on merit alone but candidates must be able to demonstrate their ability to work in the UK. Randstad Financial & Professional acts as an employment agency for permanent recruitment & an employment business for temporary recruitment as defined by the Conduct of Employment Agencies & Employment Business Regulations 2003

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