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Finance Analyst

Posted 26 February by UK College of Business & Computing Ended

Job Title: Finance Analyst

Department: Finance

Salary: £ 35,000 - £ 45,000 pro-rata

Hours: Suitable for Part-time (min 25 hours a week) or Full-time (40 hours a week)

Main site: Gants Hill, Essex

Job type: Permanent

A great opportunity has arisen for experienced Finance Analyst to join an expanding college with multiple locations in London.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Consolidating and analysing financial data, taking into account company’s goals and financial standing
  • previous data analysis experience working with large volumes of data
  • the ability to support the development of projects across the business, particularly focusing around reporting, and business intelligence
  • Follow up with students and funding bodies (Student Loans Company) in regards to outstanding fees
  • Providing creative alternatives and recommendations to reduce costs and improve financial performance
  • Assembling and summarizing data to structure sophisticated reports on financial status and risks
  • Consolidate and analyse financial data (budgets, income statement forecasts etc.) taking into account company’s goals and financial standing
  • Provide creative alternatives and recommendations to reduce costs and improve financial performance
  • Develop financial models, conduct benchmarking and process analysis
  • Conduct business studies on past, future and comparative performance and develop forecast models
  • Identify trends, advise company and recommend actions to Director of Finance and Operations based on sound analysis
  • Track and determine financial status by analysing actual results in comparison with forecasts
  • Reconcile transactions by comparing and correcting data
  • Gain and update job knowledge to remain informed about novelty in the field
  • Consult with management to guide and influence long term and strategic decision making within the broadest scope
  • Drive process improvement and policy development initiatives that impact the function

Person Specification - Knowledge & Experience:

  • Proven working experience as a finance analyst, education sector beneficial but not essential.
  • Advance level knowledge of MS Excel
  • Proficient in MS Office and financial software applications - Sage and Quickbooks.
  • Hands on experience with statistical analysis and statistical packages
  • Outstanding presentation, reporting and communication skills
  • Proven knowledge of financial forecasting and diagnosis, corporate finance and information analysis
  • Minimum Bachelor’s degree.
  • Minimum 2 years of experience working in a Finance Analyst role
  • Must be Part qualified accountant ( ACA, ACCA, CIMA), preferably fully qualified.
  • Working knowledge of forecasting tools
  • Overall you will be able to demonstrate a track record of astute financial leadership, commercial decision making, effective team management and the ability to influence a range of stakeholders across all levels of an organisation

Benefits of the Role:

  • A competitive salary negotiable dependent on experience.
  • Full Induction Training
  • Discounts at Major High Street Retailers
  • Employee assistance programme
  • Progression Opportunities
  • Generous holiday scheme - 32 days
  • Salary Sacrifice Scheme

Required skills

  • Accounting
  • Data Analysis
  • Finance

Reference: 34556171

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