Finance Business Analyst

£30,000 to £40,000 depending on experience
17 Nov 2017
15 Dec 2017
Job Title
Finance Analyst
Experience Levels
Part Qualified
Contract Type
Full Time

Finance Business Analyst


£30,000 to £40,000 depending on experience


About the role:

Cambridge University Press are looking for a Business Finance Analyst to support the Commercial Finance capability to the Journals business, measuring and analysing the performance of the business, acting as a trusted adviser to the commercial finance team by supplying analysis, insight, commentary and recommendations on commercial performance, business planning and financial control.

Key responsibilities include:

  • To perform a monthly review of the Journals management accounts, discussing variances with the business and subsequently providing a commentary to be used in the Press board report.
  • Assist the budget process for Journals, from development of the timetable, collation of data from the business in accordance with the timetable, review the budgets with the business and then delivery to the central finance teams in the required formats
  • To assist editorial teams in preparing financial documents for contract tendering, any other ad hoc requests such as budget, reforecast and cash flow advancement review.
  • Helping to improve Journals profitability by reviewing existing financial data, working with the business to develop and model new initiatives and subsequently monitor the impact of these initiatives on our profitability

About you:

You will be part or newly ACCA/CIMA/ACA/overseas-equivalent qualified with strong excel knowledge. A background including experience within a mid/top tier public accounting practice and/or a commercial finance role of a large multi-national group will be an advantage. You will be a good communicator with personal presence and good written communications skills as well as an analytical thinker able to identify trends and issues, with the curiosity, courage and acumen to challenge results and find solutions.

About us:

Our global not-for-profit organisation is committed to the advancement of knowledge worldwide through our exciting publishing programme. You will be joining a diverse and collaborative workforce and you will be supported in your career ambitions to achieve your potential. 

Help us achieve our mission, and you will have a career that is not only hugely satisfying but brings with it great benefits and a stimulating, supportive and flexible working environment.

Why us?

A great central Cambridge location, our office is only a ten minute walk from the train station and guided busway. Benefits include a staff incentive scheme, flexible working, free life assurance and a contributory pension scheme, 28 days’ annual leave, subsidised restaurant and café, free on-site gym and sports facilities, and season ticket travel loans.

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