Financial Analyst

Recruiter
Kcr Solutions Limited
Location
Gateshead, UK
Salary
Competitive
Posted
07 Dec 2018
Closes
07 Dec 2018
Ref
1030582468
Job Role
Finance Analyst
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full-time
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.
• Able to prioritise and work with multiple internal stakeholders. This job was originally posted as www.totaljobs.com/job/84451197