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Finance Analyst

Employer
Arrow XL Ltd
Location
Standish Lower Ground, Wigan, United Kingdom
Salary
Competitive Salary
Closing date
Feb 13, 2024

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Job Role
Finance Data Analyst
Sector
Finance
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time
ArrowXL are the UK’s leading two person home delivery specialist who strive to make the world of delivery a better place. Most of our work is storing and delivering large, heavy, bulky items, the type of work that typically needs two people to handle. Quite often these items need installing - which we do too.

ArrowXL are excited to announce that we’re currently recruiting for a Finance Analyst to join the Finance team based from our Wigan Distribution Centre. Supporting the FP&A Manager and Finance Business Partners with the production of financial insights and projections, providing reliable data and analysis that supports decision-making and financial planning.

You will be pragmatic and credible and be able to challenge the status quo delicately from time to time. You will be able to analyse large data sets and relish the opportunity to provide meaningful insight to colleagues in the business to drive performance in their functions.
Job Introduction
ArrowXL are the UK’s leading two person home delivery specialist who strive to make the world of delivery a better place. Most of our work is storing and delivering large, heavy, bulky items, the type of work that typically needs two people to handle. Quite often these items need installing - which we do too.

ArrowXL are excited to announce that we’re currently recruiting for a Finance Analyst to join the Finance team based from our Wigan Distribution Centre. Supporting the FP&A Manager and Finance Business Partners with the production of financial insights and projections, providing reliable data and analysis that supports decision-making and financial planning.

You will be pragmatic and credible and be able to challenge the status quo delicately from time to time. You will be able to analyse large data sets and relish the opportunity to provide meaningful insight to colleagues in the business to drive performance in their functions.
Main Responsibilities
Flash, budget, forecast modelling & reporting
  • Assist the Head of FP&A and Finance Business Partner to produce annual financial budgets, regular forecasting and scenario planning (P&L)
  • Responsible for the production of the weekly flash results in a timely and efficient manner
  • Supporting the weekly reporting process from operational sites for flash results ensuring the integrity of data
  • Assist in standardising and improving the weekly flash reporting process
  • Absence cover to support and business partners in the larger operational hubs

Management reporting
  • Work with the FP&A team to measure and develop business-relevant KPIs
  • Perform trend and variance analysis on flash, budget, prior year, actual and forecasting results preparing explanations and identifying areas for cost savings
  • Assist the FP&A team at month end in conjunction with the management accounting team to identify month-end adjustments required and to provide feedback into the flash model
  • Assistance to the management accounting team at month-end
  • Proactive ad hoc analysis to support the wider team as projects arise helping to drive the strategy of the business forward.

Day to day responsibilities
  • Manage and analyse current and past financial data and performance
  • Support and co-ordinate with operational teams to ensure an accurate forecast
  • Co-ordinate operational reports/forms that are expected by the site including a full set of KPIs
  • Understand, challenge and improve current site operational and financial processes and procedures
  • Proactively perform financial analysis to help identify potential areas for cost-reduction initiatives
The Ideal Candidate
You will need acute attention to detail, strong interpersonal skills, and the desire and ability to work to tight reporting deadlines, coupled with a confident, hardworking approach.

Skills & Attributes:
  • ACCA / ACA / CIMA / Qualified by Experience (QBE) / AAT qualified/Part qualified
  • Advanced Excel skills (most of our data is analysed in Excel)
  • Excellent Analytical skills and the ability to manipulate data
  • Strong communication skills
  • Strong time management skills with the ability to manage conflicting priorities.
  • Logistics experience would be an advantage, however, is not essential.
  • Ability to enhance profitability through the provision of timely, commercial, detailed and accurate financial analysis

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