Financial Analyst

England, London
£38000.00 - £43000.00 per annum
14 Oct 2016
21 Oct 2016
Chloe O'Donovan
Job Title
Finance Analyst
Experience Levels
Part Qualified
Contract Type
Full Time

I am exclusively working with a leading UK media business that are looking for a part qualified Financial Analyst.

Function of the role

- Support the business by providing accurate, informed and timely analysis of the financials to aid decision making.

- Own and deliver the month end management accounts, forecasts and budgets for all areas in scope of the role. Ensure all processes are standardised, documented and automated wherever possible.

- Influence and improve financial performance through effective business partnering.

- Assist and support cross-functional finance & business projects as necessary.

Key responsibilities and accountabilities


  • Reporting to the Senior Financial Analyst, this role will act as business partner, providing support to one of the key departments with a cost base of £75m, approximately 80 cost centres, and 650 FTE's.

Month End/Forecast/Budget

  • Support the delivery of the month end management accounts.
  • Assist in the preparation of the monthly tracking (traffic light report)
  • Provide quarterly forecasts and annual budget for operating costs including payroll and headcount. Ensure all stakeholders deliver to timetable, and provide challenge back where necessary.
  • Manage and maintain the allocation and recharge processes across the desks.
  • Throughout the year ensure budget holders manage to their budget and forecast through regular meetings and the provision of monthly P&L reporting.
  • Identify any necessary course correction in the event of deviation from the financial plan.
  • Monthly balance sheet reporting including full analysis of closing balance

Other/Ad hoc

  • Provide first line check and approval for all POs (purchase orders) across the business areas in scope.
  • Liaising and working with analysts and business partners from across finance when required.
  • Headcount reporting analysis including new hire status and phasing.
  • Ensure all policies and procedures are followed to ensure robust monthly reporting, efficient processes, clean audit and minimal risks.
  • Other ad-hoc reporting or analysis, for example transactional spend reports, purchase order release work, chart of account requests etc.

Knowledge and experience

  • Part qualified CIMA/ACCA
  • At least 3 years' experience in a management accounting role with exposure to running month end for multiple business areas
  • Excel - intermediate level
  • PowerPoint & Word - intermediate level
  • Oracle and Hyperion Smartview/ Essbase experience very advantageous
  • Experience in a commercial role is beneficial but not essential

Skills and behaviours

  • Someone comfortable working in a business facing role, working out in the business
  • Always looking for opportunities to improve and streamline tasks
  • A keen eye for detail ensuring numbers are accurate and formatting consistent
  • A value added approach, and willing to challenge the business when required
  • Being able to manage and prioritise multiple tasks, with a quick turnaround when required

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