Senior Finance Analyst

Posted 14 November by Sanderson
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Senior Finance Analyst - Edinburgh

Salary - c. £29,000 - £41,000 with Excellent Benefits Package

We have an exciting opportunity for a Senior Finance Analyst (Financial Operations) to join our financial services client in Edinburgh on permanent basis.

The main purpose of this role will be to undertake day-to-day activities of financial operations, and be regognised as an SME on Financial Ops processes and controls.


  • Preparing, reviewing & processing journals, accruals & prepayments.
  • Performing & producing monthly consolidation of reconciliation across multiple entities
  • Analytical reviews to highlight trends & issues
  • Reviewing Trial Balances & reconciliations challenging any breaks
  • Producing MI & dashboards
  • Utilising technical knowledge to support team and business on more complex transactions and queries
  • Ensuring controls and systems are working in line with expectations whilst investigating escalated issues
  • Production and subsequent review of expenses reporting models for monthly reporting, review of expenses charging model reconciliations and outputs
  • Preparing audit & risk plans; key point of contact for auditors at year end
  • Leading reviews for Sox principles & controls, highlighting and documenting changes
  • Representing financial operations on local & corporate initiatives - articulating requirements, performing testing and business readiness
  • Leading and nurturing relationships with relevant finance, business areas & third parties; highlighting process issues whilst improving working processes and controls.
  • Actively contributing to analysis of team capacity plans, training & development plans
  • Working closely with and deputising for manager as & when required
  • Using technical knowledge to lead the delivery of training across the team

Skills, Qualifications & Experience:

The successful candidate will ideally possess or be working towards a professional accounting qualification (Chartered Accountant or equivalent), with significant experience of technical accounting / finance operations.

    • Excellent breadth & depth of knowledge of Financial Services accounting - life, pensions, investment
    • Significant experience of working in a technical accounting team
    • Excellent knowledge of banking processes and systems
    • Exceptional stakeholder engagement skills, the ability to openly discuss solutions with a diverse audience.
    • Experience of dealing with complex transactions and associated accounting

To apply, please use the 'Apply Online' link below.

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Required skills

  • operations; processes; controls; consolidation; technical

Reference: 39370117

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