Finance Analyst, Marketing Services, Central London, £45,000 - £48,000

Posted 22 February by Trace Recruit Ltd

*Advanced Excel Skills Required - VBA/Macros

Our Client is a Marketing Services powerhouse who are looking for a Finance Manager to support the EMEA Regional Financial Controller and the EMEA Regional Management by providing timely and accurate financial and management information and insightful analysis


  • Ensure that the group finance reporting of the selected offices is done on time and in line with group reporting policy
  • Liaise with Global HQ regarding the above
  • Built in-depth knowledge of the markets including business issues and perform risk-based financial analysis
  • Review the monthly actual and quarterly forecasting reporting of the selected markets. Flag issues, challenge assumptions and propose solutions
  • Possess and develop knowledge of client finance. Help markets analyse and improve client profitability
  • Systems & polices training for the selected markets
  • Ad-hoc reporting / analysis for the FC/CFO
  • Participation in preparation of the regional finance/management presentations
  • Ownership of the Net Working Capital performance for the region

Skill set:

  • Qualified ACA / CIMA / ACCA,
  • Strong accounting experience in IFRS , management accounting and analytical review, system & processes review
  • Experience at finance controller level in a marketing services company is advantage
  • Previous experience in Group reporting, preferably covering different countries
  • Advanced excel skills (ability to write macros will be strong advantage)
  • Exposure to compliance auditing/SOX
  • Proven ability to form strong relationships with colleagues
  • Proven ability to learn quickly
  • Other European languages will be an advantage

Personal Qualities:

  • Energetic and practical approach, with good attention to detail
  • Analytical, critical, organizational skills
  • Good team player, confident, with a sense of humour
  • Clear and effective communicator
  • Hard worker & highly committed to the success of the team, region and company

Required skills

  • Accounting
  • Analysis
  • Forecasting
  • Management Information
  • Reporting

Reference: 34530771

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