Finance Analyst

St Albans
£60000 - £65000 per annum, Benefits: 10% Bonus
19 Feb 2024
26 Feb 2024
Aidan Murray
Job Title
Finance Analyst
Experience Levels
Qualified Accountant
Contract Type
Full Time
Finance Analyst
£60,000 - £65,000 + 10% Bonus & benefits
Aila is excited to be exclusively partnered with the UK’s leading operator within its field and a large multi-site retail business in the recruitment of an ACA/ACCA/CIMA Qualified Finance Analyst on a permanent basis, in a brilliant role for somebody looking to accelerate their career within the fastest growing division of this £4bn+ company.
This organisation has an impressive brand reputation with unrivalled growth achievements within its area of specialty and they’re a great business to work for. You’ll be joining a division that’s at the forefront of sustainability with ambitious growth plans over the next 5 years.
Private Equity backed, they operate nationwide and have recently been recognised in the Sunday Times Top Track 100 and have furthered their position with a large acquisition. They have a fantastic culture across the business and a hybrid working policy of 3 days in, two remote.
The role is an exciting and variable role providing essential support to both operations and tech across this division and the wider finance department. You will be instrumental in supporting resilient controls, processes and reporting to improve insight into a rapidly evolving function. 
This role is a typical analytical FP&A role that has some weekly and monthly reporting requirements, but also has a large focus on capital spending and its ROI.
We are looking for a Qualified Accountant and somebody comfortable working for a large corporate business with a varied skillset and desire to move into an FP&A role with development and progression opportunities for them.
You will ideally have had involvement in projects, built relationships successfully with senior management and be comfortable in a complex and fast-paced environment. You will have a strong finance background with good analysis skills, including monthly performance and returns on capital investment. This role will suit somebody in industry or in practice looking for their first move.
Key Responsibilities:
  • Capex reconciliation and Analysis for all projects
  • Supporting on analysis and reporting for key areas of P&L and Capex e.g electricity billing and supplier overspends
  • Producing standard weekly reporting and analysis of performance
  • Manage, create and post month end journals when accounting for P&L and Capex
  • Balance Sheet Review to ensure all balances are fully supported
  • Drive process improvement, efficiency, automation as appropriate.
  • Undertake investigative works required by the Senior Finance Business Partner
  • Build strong internal relationships, notably with the field teams, alongside other finance teams
  • Gain/maintain working knowledge of operational systems used by sites and head office.
  • Administration of terminal set up and supporting new site openings.
  • Support transaction processing teams with queries/processes
Aila is a specialist finance recruitment business that was established with a modern vision of what a recruitment partner should be. With a genuine goal to provide the best jobs to the best people, we operate as an extended arm of our client’s business and a career coach for our candidates ongoing development.
Apply now for more information on this role. If you’re looking to make a move but this role is different to what you’re looking for, get in contact with us today and start a partnership with a finance agency that puts you first.