Job Description

Finance Analyst

MacKenzie King is delighted to be recruiting for Finance Analyst of behalf of an extremely successful and forward-thinking business based in Central London. My client is looking for a qualified Accountant to support the Head of FP&A and Commercial Operations in the preparation, distribution and ongoing improvement of financial management information.

This will include the monthly actual results, forecasting and annual budgeting process. The role has a high level of interaction with the business and other Finance colleagues and requires a highly motivated individual, with strong interpersonal skills.

Responsibilities

  • Monthly reporting on Actual and Forecast performance with a particular focus on Expenses – take ownership for understanding variances (vs.  budget, forecast and prior year), provide trend analysis on divisional performance and develop a thorough business understanding of the operating model.
  • Challenge the business on validity of expense requirements.  In particular, develop an understanding of trends / strategy and how this aligns with what is being financially reported.
  • Be the ‘go to’ person for the CFO and Head of Finance and Commercial Operations on Monthly results and Forecast views.
  • Preparation of the monthly Management reports, with a focus on both total Entity and Divisional results
  • Preparation and co-ordination of reporting to Group FP&A
  • Preparation for quarterly Operational Reviews with the business and any Ad hoc reporting
  • Overall co-ordination of the Budget and Strategic Planning process for Expenses. This includes managing the divisional submissions and creating a top down view for the group, supported by growth drivers / business challenges
  • Relationship building across all divisional owners and the Finance team

Summary

The successful candidate will be an ACCA/CIMA/ACA qualified accountant (or equivalent) and will have previous commercial finance experience within a multi-divisional organisation. The successful candidate will also possess excellent IT skills and in particular be able to develop and work with advanced models and presentations. A working knowledge of Hyperion/Essbase/Oracle/SAP would also be advantageous. This is a fantastic opportunity to join a rapidly growing business that fully encourages development and progression, within a work hard/play hard culture.