Posted: Posted 302 days ago

Senior Finance Analyst

Salford Quays, Manchester

Why is this role key to our business?

This is a key role within our Financial Accounting and Reporting team, which forms part of Core Finance.

The role supports Senior finance managers/ Finance Managers and the wider team in delivering the month end P&L and all subsequent financial reports, analysis and KPI's.

How will I add value in this role?

  • Understand/interpret and manipulate large amounts of complex data from various sources into meaningful financial information
  • Monthly accounting of specific P&L lines so that all income and expenditure is captured in an accurate and timely manner into the books of accounts. (Accruals, deferrals, prepayments etc)
  • Review and analyse relevant P&L lines to ensure that differences to budgets and forecasts are explained and analysis by volume and rate is completed as per agreed deadlines.
  • Clear & concise production of variance analysis which will aid business decision making
  • Presentation of analysis to finance managers, business partners, non-finance personnel in a concise and confident manner.
  • Ability to adapt communication styles to deliver financial information to both finance & non finance stakeholders
  • Mentorship of other Finance Analysts in the team
  • Complete Balance sheet reconciliations as per agreed deadlines with emphasis on ageing of balances and the identification of risks and opportunities.
  • Prepare various reports as per agreed schedule '€“ monthly, weekly etc with comments and analysis on key movements.
  • Advise and support the Senior finance managers and wider finance team (Planning, Group accounting, tax etc) on relevant issues.
  • Process Improvements and controls '€“ Proactively seek to develop better ways of working to ensure tasks are completed efficiently with emphasis on financial controls.
  • Ability to deal with adhoc requests and manage conflicting deadlines.
  • Work on adhoc projects ensuring the end goal is achieved 
  • Build effective relationships with senior stakeholders across the business.
  • Interact with auditors (internal and external), deal with queries and help facilitate their reviews
  • Carry out analysis on a monthly, quarterly, half yearly and annual basis by business area and product for current year as well as versus prior year.
  • Understand KPIs and highlight any deviations from the standard.

What do I need in order to deliver this role?

Must have:

  • Professional qualification '€“ ACCA or CIMA
  • Strong Excel skills
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills with a proven ability to engage with a variety of stakeholders
  • Strong attention to detail and organisation skills
  • Excellent technical accounting knowledge
  • Prior experience in a finance
  • Previously worked in a fast paced environment

Be great to also have:

  • A positive and flexible approach to work
  • Time management

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