Group Finance Analyst - Plc

Posted 29 March by Firefly Human Capital Ltd
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Our client, an international Plc, has an opportunity for a commercially focused finance professional to join their FP&A team and support the Group Executive team with the provision of management information to aid our business in making strategic decisions

Key areas of responsibility:

  • Lead the month end reporting and analysis against budget, forecast and prior year results, and coordinate any adjustments / corrections with the Business Units and Group Finance team
  • Work alongside Business Unit Finance VPs to understand, review and challenge monthly variances
  • Prepare monthly Board report providing relevant information to the Board members
  • Gain a detailed understanding and insight of each Business Units product portfolio and industry
  • Support the quarterly forecasting cycle requirements; challenge and assess the Business Unit forecasts to ensure they are robust and in line with the Group strategy
  • Support the annual financial budgeting process and create simple summary outputs to enable the Group and Business Units budgets to be easily understood
  • Responsible for communicating and liaising with finance and business stakeholders to ensure that all submission timetables are well understood
  • Ensure that all FP&A submission templates are robust, tested and fit for purpose and be the "go-to" person for any questions regarding them
  • Assist the Investor Relations function during reporting periods with relevant analysis and information for the preparation of external messaging
  • Manage the continued development of reporting, budgeting, financial forecasting and modelling tools to improve the quality of the analysis and ensure best practice across the Group
  • Document FP&A policies and procedures
  • Other ad hoc responsibilities/projects as they occur

The ideal candidate will [be/have]:

  • Professional accountancy qualification (ACA/ACCA only) at big 4 practice - not a must but a strong preference
  • Previous experience as a Finance Analyst preferable, including experience with operational planning, management reporting, scenario analysis and modelling for a company with multi-revenue stream operations
  • Excellent excel skills with outstanding attention to detail and accuracy, including experience working with large / complex datasets to run analysis and create reports
  • Knowledge of Controller BI (by IBM) (would be beneficial but not essential)
  • Impeccable presentation and written/oral communication skills, able to present key outputs in a simple and accessible manner
  • Confident working within a fast pace, dynamic environment managing and delivering multiple tasks at the same time
  • Self-motivated and highly organised
  • Able to operate effectively and independently within a lean structure
  • Highly confidential, reliable and trustworthy

Required skills

  • ACA
  • ACCA
  • Analytical
  • Financial Planning
  • International Business

Reference: 41355999

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