Finance Analyst

England, London
£40000 per annum + benefits
12 Oct 2016
19 Oct 2016
Goodman Masson
Job Title
Finance Analyst
Experience Levels
Qualified Accountant
Contract Type
Full Time
Goodman Masson are working with a large medical research charity to recruit a Finance Analyst for their team.

These roles provide a great opportunity for qualified candidates to take the next step in their career in a role that provides excellent training and development. You will get the opportunity to work across a range of business departments and will get exposure to a variety of projects, really enhancing the skills on your CV.

Key Responsibilities Include:

Business Partnering
* Build and maintain strong business partnering relationships across a range of stakeholders including Directors and Executive Directors, supported by the Finance Manager as appropriate
* Take an active role in managing the business partnering relationships, helping to challenge the business on efficiency and achieving value for money.
* Advise and train the business on good budget management

Budgeting and Financial Planning:
* Assist in the production of 5 year budgets, lead on relationships with Senior Management, supported by the Finance Manager where necessary, and provide an appropriate level of challenge and scrutiny to the process.
* Take responsibility for understanding budget changes within your designated areas and provide insightful variance analysis and commentary to aid understanding
* Assist in providing regular forecasts and ensure that senior management understand changes to the forecast.

* Provide structured financial support to specified areas of the business. Produce timely and accurate monthly and quarterly reports, and take responsibility for any associated month end tasks.
* Alongside the Finance Manager, lead on the relationship with senior management and discuss performance, highlighting areas of concern and advising on the various options to counter these.

Process/ Control Improvements:
* Work with the Finance Manager to regularly review and develop reporting within the team, making use of the various different reporting tools and ensuring reporting meets the needs of senior management.
* Identify, contribute and, where appropriate, lead on projects to develop new ideas and implement improvements in financial processes.

Other Duties:
* Advise the business throughout both Business Cases and Tendering Processes, ensuring that both cost-benefit and value for the organisation are central to the evaluation process.
* Support/lead on adhoc project work as and when required.