Divisonal Finance Analyst

18 Oct 2016
25 Oct 2016
Job Title
Finance Analyst
Contract Type
Full Time

Job Overview


Market leading FMCG company

  1. Overview
    • Working within a Divisional Finance Team
    • Team currently comprised of 2 fully qualified accountants and one part-qualified accountant.
    • Reporting into Divisional Finance Controller.
    • High profile role with Divisional Finance Director regularly presenting to the Board of Directors.
    • Division comprised of 10 varied businesses with a combined revenue of c.£500m and trading profit of c.£50m.
  1. Monthly Divisional Reporting (less than 5 working days)
    • Consolidate Divisional P&L and Balance Sheet to produce monthly Divisional  management report focusing on performance against budget.
    • Question businesses within the Division on performance, risks and opportunities.
    • Not process driven, instead requires ability to pick out key information and present this clearly and accurately.
    • Software used – Axiom and Excel.
  1. Group (1-2 working day)
    • Answer Group queries (Group have 7 other Divisions also reporting into them).
    • E.g. working capital analysis, sales pipeline updates, lead initiatives such as procurement savings, energy reduction, etc…
  1. Project Work
    • Review business capex requests to drive growth/manage risks.
    • Work with 10 diverse businesses to drive profit/cash flow improvements by understanding the business models/capitalising on opportunities and mitigating risks. Travel when required in the UK and infrequently internationally.
    • Business partner to commercial teams in contract negotiations and bids.
    • Help ensure finance teams in the businesses are fully supported.
    • Annual Divisional Business Plan (Oct).

Key Attributes/Skills

ACA/ ACCA/ CIMA Qualfied

  1. Experience consolidating financial results of numerous businesses/departments in order to analyse key trends, pose the right questions and present clearly. Comfortable producing a P&L and Balance Sheet using an understanding of basic journals Good commercial acumen Understand concepts such as NPV, IRR… experience appraising business cases an advantage Able to work accurately within a fast paced environment Excel  - pivot tables, sumif, vlookups, modelling