Financial Analyst - Team Leader

Recruiter
Huntress
Location
London, UK
Salary
Competitive
Posted
19 Sep 2019
Closes
29 Sep 2019
Ref
1247860116
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full-time
Level of qualification
Newly qualified, Qualified
Financial Analyst (Team Leader) required for our client, a global, leading telecommunications business, based in the City. JOB DESCRIPTION Leading a team of three Financial Analysts, looking after the group's business units and ensuring costs are captured and reported accurately. Lead the month end close process (closing on WD 4) through the means of ownership of all OPEX costs management for the group, monthly variance analysis as well as being the primary point of contact for any finance OPEX related query. Finance Business Partnering to the various divisional stakeholders. Own the transactional side of the Procure to Pay cycle in SAP and partner with the Procurement and Accounts Payable Departments to align and improve the process output in terms of finance objectives and process efficiency around month end closing. KEY

RESPONSIBILITIES:
Taking ownership of the SAP cost / profit centre dimensions and OPEX GL's Produce the Monthly Consolidated P&L variance analysis against budgets and actual prior month, to ensure accuracy of recorded costs and raising correcting journal entries where required Oversee the production of monthly business unit profit centre commentary produced by the team Ensure timely recording of monthly accruals and costs by the team, in relation to open purchase orders, prepayments, cost reallocations and manual journal entries to ensure the accuracy of the income statement at month end close Regular contact and meetings with business unit finance managers to discuss queries Regular review and investigation into all open purchase orders to determine the validity and closure, in conjunction with the procurement department Finance partnering with the Procurement and Accounts Payable Departments to drive the finance agenda for best practise Procure to Pay cycle for the business, identify financial reporting weaknesses in the process and work with those teams to address these Finance partnering with end business users to train on process for purchase requisitions being raised, that these have the correct coding, correct class (i.e. contract related or not), accurate service delivery dates, correct legal entity and containing enough information in respect details that are used by finance for various reasons Provide ad hoc service and assistance, reports, commentary or analysis when required to the business and the BU Finance teams Lead and participate in the projects going on within the team. Introduce new or report on existing KPI's for the department and drive process improvements Support the Manager - Financial Accounting in project or any other work as requested Other ad hoc work as required QUALIFICATIONS Strong accounting knowledge Good knowledge of an ERP system (preferable SAP) Analytical skills / Variance Analysis and capability to identify accounting errors Thorough understanding of Procure to Pay cycle and transactional steps around this process Solid excel knowledge Attention to details / Can do attitude and keen process improvement mentality Time management and ability to meet deadlines Excellent communication skills Experience of managing a team Qualified (ACCA / CIMA or other) with PQE experience Huntress Search Ltd does not discriminate on the grounds of 'protected characteristics' as defined under the Equality Act and other relevant UK legislation. Huntress Search Ltd acts as a Recruitment Agency in relation to all Permanent roles and as a Recruitment Business in relation to all Temporary roles. PLEASE NOTE: We can only consider applications from candidates who have the right to work in the UK.

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