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Senior Finance Analyst

Job Title: Senior Finance Analyst
Contract Type: permanent
Location: Royston, Hertfordshire
Salary: £250 - £300 per day
Start Date: asap
Duration: 2 month plus
REF: SM 300118 SFA_1533661258
Contact Name: Stephen McCarthy
Contact Email:
Job Published: 11 months ago

Job Description

Our client, a truly impressive market-leader with offices in North Hertfordshire are looking to source a Business Analyst on a short term contract. This role, working primarily with the finance team will involve providing accurate, timely and insightful information to help senior management make informed business decisions.

Key Responsibilities:
*Month end results management and reporting:
-Analyse sales and margin reporting to meet month end reporting timelines, including rebate and commission calculations.
-Complete overhead reporting
-Ensure results are fully analysed and reporting focuses on key insights, actions and risk management to drive performance
*Financial forecasting and budgeting (margin and overheads)
-Manage the financial forecasting and budgeting processes capturing key assumptions at all stages
-Provide insightful analysis and alternative views / ideas to manage performance both short term and long term
-Manage financial forecasting for subsidiary
-Continue to develop a focus on our customers to develop the business
-As an advocate of change work with others departments throughout the business to drive continuous improvement and information into the hands of users (particularly in the areas of automated reporting and analysis with an emphasis on utilising the IFS system & agreed priority systems to remove off-line excel spreadsheets)
*Projects and initiative support (innovation and commercial):
oPlay an active role in understanding the full business impact, shaping and providing appropriate analysis to drive business decisions
oManage costings and profit analysis with the operations finance team that reflect business realities
*Support the FP&A manager through the strategic planning process as required
*Develop strong IFS skills to support analysis of performance as required
*Act as deputy for the FP&A manager as required

The ideal profile will be a Qualified Accountant with a commercial mindset, comfortable analysing large data sets to help make critical business decisions. Strong analytical skills will be essential and due to the nature of the role only candidates who are immediately available or on a short notice period will be considered.

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