Finance Analyst

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Lympne, Hythe
Salary circa £25k - £35k depending on experience
24 May 2019
21 Jun 2019
Contract Type
Level of qualification
Newly qualified, Part qualified, Qualified

Finance Analyst

Salary circa £25k - £35k depending on experience

We are looking to recruit a Finance Analyst responsible for creating and developing KPI reporting, performance and variance analysis, leading the budgeting process, forecasting and assisting with month and quarter end reporting.

This role covers day visits, memberships, F&B, retail and Short Breaks offer across two wild animal parks and business partners directly with the commercial team and operational teams to provide insightful business analysis.

About the Role

  • Office based at Port Lympne Reserve, Lympne, Kent.
  • Suit part or newly qualified accountant (CIMA / ACCA / ACA)
  • Support available to continue studies
  • Part of a small finance team, reporting to the Finance Director
  • 28 days holiday (incl BH) increasing with service
  • Healthcare cash plan available plus additional healthcare benifits
  • Staff rewards scheme offering discounts and special offers at leading high street and online retailers
  • Background in leisure and hospitality environment; visitor attraction / short breaks / hotel experience desirable

Job description

Proactive support to the Finance Director, commercial teams and Sales & Marketing in respect of analysing business performance and assisting in the recommendation / decision process

Finance Reporting

  • Detailed analysis; Sales, Margin, Categories, along with findings and recommendations
  • Producing supporting reports to monthly management accounts; ensure an accurate P&L, analyse variances, highlight risks and opportunities, provide a clear understanding of performance to all key stakeholders
  • Ad hoc assistance with the Investment Analysis for new business cases and post-completion reviews in respect of capital projects
  • Daily & weekly visitor number and revenue reviews

Reporting & Analytical Support to Business Partners

  • Monitoring key KPI’s, identifying underlying issues, trends and opportunities and providing detailed analysis
  • Building new reports & dashboards, identify and recommend reporting software to enable smarter business decisions and greater access to data
  • Evaluate and make recommendations for improving financial and business performance within the retail units (pricing, range, sales mix, spend, margins, space planning)
  • Promotional Analysis - pre and post activity financial review and supporting reports
  • Provision and maintenance of both standard and one-off reports to enable decision support

Budgeting & Forecasting

  • Monthly internal forecasts, quarterly formal forecasts, targets for trading departments (Sales, Transactions, Spend per Head £, GP %, Wages)
  • Analysis of growth opportunities
  • Bottom-up budgeting process

Qualities we look for

  • Have high integrity, fair and consistent.
  • Be driven by service and standards
  • Gets things executed and done – “Can Do!”
  • Embrace team work – working as one team
  • Have good coaching skills
  • Take ownership and be passionate about the role
  • Be great at communication – able to influence and drive our success
  • Be results focused – achieving great results through our performance

Your experience

  • Qualified or part qualified accountant (CIMA / ACCA / ACA)
  • Financial analysis – experience of modelling and analysis
  • Advanced Excel skills
  • Experience with business intelligence software and IT systems
  • Ability and confidence to provide proactive support and advice to multiple business partners
  • Ability to communicate and present financial data to non-finance personnel
  • Proven ability of working within a fast-paced environment, able to prioritise and effectively manage workload
  • Analytical background within a leisure and hospitality business environment desirable
  • Background in leisure and hospitality environment; visitor attraction / short breaks / hotel experience desirable

Closing date: Friday 21 June 2019

To apply: please email a full CV and covering letter to: Charlotte Morrissey, Financial Director.

Or post to: Human Resources, Port Lympne Reserve, Lympne, Kent, CT21 4PD.

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