£29,000 - £31,000 Benefits Package I am currently recruiting on behalf of a world-class defence company based in Bedfordshire. They are looking to employ a Financial Analyst who will be responsible for supporting financial forecasting reporting and analysis. Job Description Supporting the forecasting Orders, Sales, EBIT (Earnings before interest and taxation) and Cash reporting Supporting the maintaining, tracking, and reporting Programme Baselines, and Outlooks and support contract close outs Customer Invoicing for internal and external customers Supporting programme profitability analysis Performing multiple financial cost analysis functions, including cost allocation, setting up cost control systems, collecting data, controlling costs and preparing reports that are maintained in the company's cost accounting system Ensuring that costs are allocated according to established procedures Liaison with central accounting to ensure systems are functioning appropriately and data produced has integrity Ad hoc SAP/Dassian ledger reporting Month end preparation Preparing and entering journals onto the accounting system. Supporting internal and external auditors Approving purchase requisitions/ invoices Support programme performance, cost, schedule, quality, revenue, and profit objectives. Establishing and maintaining approved technical, cost, schedule, and resource baselines. Supporting the Programme Performance Management process, including the application of Earned Value Management (EVM) principles. Ensuring that EVM requirements are flowed down to subcontractors if applicable. Required skills, qualifications and experience Good decision-making ability to help achievement of goals and objectives of the organisation Data gathering, analysis and problem solving Excellent practical knowledge of Excel (VLookups and Pivot Tables) Strong communication skills Operate as an effective team member Good organisation skills Ability to plan, prioritise and schedule work to achieve multiple, often conflicting, deadlines Support project workload requirements and provide back-up for co-workers. Contribute to the continuous improvement process and the appliance of Lean principles in all tasks. Sound working knowledge of financial & accounting systems ACCA/ CIMA part or fully qualified is considered highly desirable This vacancy is being advertised by Advanced Resource Managers. ARM is a specialist talent acquisition and management consultancy. We provide technical contingency recruitment and a portfolio of more complex resource solutions. Our specialist recruitment divisions cover the entire technical arena, including some of the most economically and strategically important industries in the UK and the world today. We will never send your CV without your permission.