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Finacial Analyst

Job Title: Finacial Analyst
Contract Type: permanent
Location: London, England
Salary: £25000 - £35000 per annum + benefits (+ study support)
REF: MTF14954-2_1563885221
Contact Name: Matt Funge
Contact Email:
Job Published: 6 months ago

Job Description

Financial Analyst
£25,000 - £35,000 + benefits (+ study support)

An exciting role has come up at a leading technology company who operate throughout the UK for a Financial Analyst to report to, and work directly alongside, the Head of Commercial Finance. The successful candidate will have the opportunity to develop professionally and help shape the future of this dynamic, growing company by contributing to the fast-moving environment and further establish itself at the forefront of the market. This role would suit candidates who are keen to assist in financial and business analysis in order to enable key strategic and operational decisions in order to help the company progress, and those who wish to progress their career by taking on responsibility in a forward-thinking environment which offers great progression pathways.

Job purpose
The job will involve a wide variety of tasks and responsibilities including, but not limited to:
* Detailed business and financial analysis to assist with making key company decisions, involving those related to operational activities and business strategy
* Contribution towards the company's financial planning and financial modelling
* In-depth analysis of data across the whole company
* Close working with the Commercial Finance Manager including wider support on internal requests as necessary

Key responsibilities
* Assist with development, preparation and consolidation of financial forecasts, including long term plans, business cases, annual budget and forecasts
* Contribute to development of financial models and analyses to support strategic initiatives as required
* Prepare variance analysis (with the Commercial Finance Manager)
* Monitor performance indicators, highlighting trends and analysing causes of unexpected variance
* Analysis of sales revenues, margins, fixed costs, overheads and capex
* Collaboration with senior colleagues to accurately forecast departmental performance, and recommend actions where necessary
* Analyse current and past trends in KPIs
* Support the wider Management Team with in-depth analyses as required
* Identify improvement opportunities which tie in with business aims/objectives

Knowledge & experience
* Mathematics A Level - grade A
* 1st class degree related to Mathematics
* Highly numerate, strong analytical skills
* Recent graduates or those with some junior level experience in a financial role
* Strong Excel skills
* Strong communication skills and able to engage with all levels within an organisation
* Work across functions/departments
* Concise, accurate, attention to detail
* Able to work to sometimes very short deadlines

Desirable experience/skills
* Financial forecast modelling
* Financial Analysis and Reporting
* Revenue & margin analysis
* Budget variance analysis
* Process review & improvement
* Salesforce
* Sales planning and target setting
* Telecoms/IT experience

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