Finance Analyst

Gateshead, UK
08 Dec 2018
08 Dec 2018
Job Role
Finance Analyst
Contract Type
Manpower are looking for an experienced Finance Analyst for a 6 months temporary contract due to start in January 2019. The successful candidate will join our client who is a leading global paint and coating's company and a major producer of speciality chemicals who supply innovative and sustainable paints, coatings and speciality chemicals to customers around the world. Finance Analyst Located in Felling - Gateshead Salary range up to £35,000 to £40,000 depending on experience Monday to Friday 36.15 hours a week Key

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 organization including Accounting, Commercial Control and ISC Control as required. Key Requirements: 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. Provide business and functions with insightful 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 of Commercial/ISC/G&A in the assigned BU/region. Key Skill 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. Strong analytic 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. Benefits: Accessible via public transport / On-site Parking and on site facilities 33 days holidays a year (including Bank Holidays) Pension Manpower Discount offer - AA, Virgin Day experience's, Vauxhall and Merlin Entertainment group Please contact Emma on (Apply online only) or (Apply online only)