Finance Analyst

  • Job Reference: 10585
  • Date Posted: 3 May 2018
  • Recruiter: Paul Mitchell Associates
  • Location: Peterborough
  • Salary: £33,000 to £42,000
  • Bonus/Benefits: Bonus, Pension, Share scheme
  • Sector: Accounting & Finance
  • Job Type: Permanent
  • Work Hours: Full Time

Job Description

Finance Analyst - Part Qualified - Peterborough

Salary Range: £33,000 to £42,000
Location: Peterborough
Benefits: 10% Annual bonus
25 Days Annual Leave
Contributory Pension Scheme (Company matching up to 10%).
Company Share Purchase Scheme (Company Contribution 50%).
Financial Qualification Study Support (if applicable)
Child Care Vouchers & Retail Discounts

Our client, a leading manufacturing company has a vacancy for a Financial Analyst within the Sales Support finance team based in Peterborough. The main focus of this role is the departmental expense incurred by the Sales and Marketing team, which totals circa $100M per year. This is an area of the business that is strongly focused on growth, and a key part of this role is ensuring that the allocation of departmental spend supports those growth opportunities.

The role supports a global function, and costs originate from multiple legal entities using a variety of accounting systems, making this a challenging role. Internal customers of this position include the Manufacturing and Parts Sales teams, the Marketing team and the Product Support team. The role also provides analysis to the Consolidations team and the Corporate Accounting team.

The main responsibilities of this position include, but are not limited to;

* Monthly Reporting & analysis of Departmental spend for the Sales Directors and their teams
* Business partnering with the Sales team throughout monthly reporting and forecasting cycles, and providing ad hoc analysis and advice as required
* Provision of Monthly analysis versus plan and prior year to Corporate Accounting
* Monthly headcount reporting
* Legal entity close activities - Journals and pre-close analysis
* Ensuring correct accounting treatment for transactions - monitoring pre-payments and accruals
* Co-ordination of the Annual Planning process for the Sales and Marketing team
* Co-ordinating the quarterly forecasting process for Sales and Marketing spend
* Provision of departmental spend reporting for 2 key business initiatives driving sales growth (monitoring incremental spend value and allocation)


Required skills:

* Previous accounting experience. Strong analytical skills, ability to take a detailed data set and provide summarised, meaningful analysis
* Confident in communications and presentation skills
* Good team player - interpersonal skills are imperative, as the role consolidates data from multiple sources and reports to a diverse customer group

* Part to Fully Qualified Accountant (CIMA ACCA or ACA

Desired Skills:

* MS Excel and Access Skills
* Prior experience of business partnering
* Prior experience of budgeting and forecasting