Senior Finance Analyst

England, West Midlands, Solihull
09 Sep 2021
07 Oct 2021
JN -092021-3565879
Louise O'Donoghue
Job Title
Finance Analyst
Contract Type
Full Time

Reporting to the Head of FP&A, this role is responsible for the design and maintenance of the internal reporting timelines, consolidation system and reporting outputs of the business.

Client Details

Large manufacturing business based in the Midlands.


  • Design and maintenance of the financial consolidation software Cognos and reporting documents also utilising Cognos TM1.
  • The setting and co-ordination of reporting timetables to meet reporting requirements
  • Training and supporting sites to achieve and improve data accuracy integrity
  • Drive activities and projects to support the Division in achievement of its strategic and financial objectives
  • Build strong relationships and be a Key Business Partner to Business Units and functional executive
  • Lead the continuous improvements to the Division's internal reporting of its financial consolidation software Cognos and complimentary systems
  • Provide fast and reliable Ad-hoc analysis to the changing business needs
  • To assist in the wider FP&A responsibilities and deputise in place of the FP&A Manager.


  • Qualified ACA, ACCA or CIMA with a strong understanding and working knowledge of financial accounting standards (UK GAAP/ IFRS)
  • Experience at a multi-site group with consolidations
  • Financial modelling and scenario analysis skills
  • A good understanding of financial systems, processes, risks and controls
  • Ability to manage multiple priorities and deadlines in a fast-paced, dynamic environment
  • Able to work pro-actively, using their own initiative, prioritising tasks as required
  • Ability to build relationships and engage across the Division and act as a trusted business partner
  • A working knowledge of the principles and application of corporate governance
  • Experience of working within a results driven environment with skills in managing both core process and bringing a creative and innovative approach
  • Experience of designing and creating information dashboards
  • Evidence of delivering significant change projects successfully
  • Knowledge of data analytics and process improvement methodologies
  • Experience of IBM Cognos Controller / TM1 consolidation software preferred not essential
  • Good understanding of risk and ability to identify potential risk and opportunity to ensure management are well informed to assist decision making affecting the department or company.
  • Ability to leverage digital and data-based tools to drive business improvement
  • Excellent attention to detail with a high accuracy level and ability to meet fixed deadlines and achieve results.

Job Offer

Excellent package and benefits with real future progression opportunities across the business.