Financial Analyst

Kcr Solutions Limited
Gateshead, UK
07 Dec 2018
07 Dec 2018
Job Role
Finance Analyst
Contract Type
We are looking to recruit an experienced Finance Analyst on an initial 6 months contract. The position is to be based Gateshead the salary guide is £35-45k pending on experience. Our client is a global manufacturing company with leading market positions and brands in countries around the world. They operate in a number of important market segments ranging from buildings and infrastructure to transport, industrial and consumer goods. Purpose/Key Objective. Support FP&A Manager to deliver business/function performance, planning/budgeting/forecasting projections and actual reporting.
• Act as a business partner to cost centre managers and report their numbers in a timely manner.
• Provide business and functions with analytical support, timely and relevant financial analysis related to the on-going business/functional results, ad-hoc analysis, help drive long and mid-term business planning in the assigned country/cluster.
• Extracts financial data from various accounting and information systems and performs financial analysis of business/function figures.
• Interprets financial data to determine past performance and/or to project the financial probability and/or to provide insights to the Commercial Controllers, the ISC Controllers, G&A functions and to business customers at acceptable cost levels.
• Develops financial reports for forecasting, trending, results and variance analysis. Continuous improvement
• Proactively seek opportunities to improve and standardise data reports to gain efficiency.
• Eliminate, simplify, standardise and automate outputs in a structured and consistent manner.
• Share best practice among the team and across site or BU. Responsibilities
• Provide support to both the FP&A Manager and the wider Finance team with regards to the FP&A Process.
• Pull together cost centre reports and act as a Finance point of contact to central cost centre managers.
• Identify and resolve bottlenecks in the process.
• Look to continuously improve the forecasting process within BU Marine, Protective and Yacht with the direction of the FP&A Manager.
• Identify gaps in the reporting process and escalate these to FP&A Manager.
• Become system expert in HFM, TM1 and any other reporting tools within the business.
• Support the wider Finance organisation including Accounting, Commercial Control and ISC Control as required. Job Requirements
• Experience as an analyst or as controller in a multinational business environment and/or functional area.
• Qualified or part qualified accountant is preferred.
• You are curious, eager to learn and always searching for improvement opportunities (process wise).
• You have affinity for numbers and systems, and have strong analytical skills combined with a critical, but constructive, attitude.
• Experience in building automated reports and models is a must; excellent financial and analytical skills.
• Strong systems and advanced Microsoft excel experience is a pre requisite.
• Prior TM1 and/or HFM experience is preferred, but not essential. Skills
• Strong analytical skills and the ability to analyse, organise, summarise and articulate complex financial information for decision making.
• Able to prioritise and work with multiple supervisors.
• Strong 'can-do' mentality and 'drive' to accomplish tasks in an environment with multiple stakeholders.
• Self-starter, hands on mentality and team player.
• Being able to make independent interpretation, draw conclusions and propose solutions.
• Able to reduce complex and/or large volumes of data to a readable high level.
• Accurate, organised and disciplined in order to achieve high quality output and to meet strict deadlines.
• Possess good written and verbal communication skills in English, including ability to articulate recommendations in a concise and timely manner.
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