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Junior Financial Analyst

CDS, a Hewlett Packard Enterprise company
Winnersh, Wokingham, United Kingdom
Competitive Salary
Closing date
May 26, 2024

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Job Role
Finance Data Analyst
Contract Type
Full Time
Who We Are

CDS, a Hewlett Packard Enterprise company (CDS) is a wholly owned subsidiary of Hewlett Packard Enterprise (HPE), providing field service capabilities to Hewlett Packard Enterprise customers as well as delivering the difference in business-oriented services, such as development, support and maintenance of applications, virtualisation, automation, cloud and infrastructure administration.

CDS is present in 11 European countries with more than 1,800 employees and embraces all of Hewlett Packard Enterprise’s values and commitments to employees and customers alike.

The UKI HPE CDS Business Finance Team has a Finance Analyst role available for an individual who is keen to pursue a career in Finance. HPE CDS is a Cost Centre operation working on reallocating our costs via Intercompany charging to other Corporate HPE Business Units.

In the role you will:

  • Act as a Finance Business Partner to allocated Regional Operations Managers and Service Delivery Managers, offering financial guidance and support, whilst being part of their management team.
  • Prepare monthly review packs with appropriate narratives following a financial analysis of key trends and variances across Cost Centres and General Ledger Accounts to be presented to management meetings.
  • Ensure all costs are recovered and charged to HPE Business Unit.
  • Be dealing with a variety of day-to-day queries from a range of business managers.

Support the annual budget process:

  • Prepare numbers and provide explanations and analysis. Close business alignment on assumptions and trends
  • Manage the month-end close including preparing and posting journals into SAP, controlling accruals/prepayments, processing cross charges and performing analysis on the overall integrity of the P&L.
  • Support key Financial deliverables during Month End close: Prepare narratives and forecast as well as explanation of deviations versus key measures (budget, prior forecast)
  • Perform invoice integrity checks.
  • Work on internal and external audits and analysis.
  • Work on Balance Sheet Accounting.
  • Attend regular training sessions.
  • Take care of other ad-hoc activities and projects as allocated by the Finance Manager.
  • Ensure we operate with a high level of financial integrity.
  • Operate within the Corporate Standards of Business Conduct, abiding by Health & Safety Rules and all other appropriate Governance structures

Key attributes would include:

  • Studied an Accounting or Finance related degree.
  • At least 1 year of experience on a similar position.
  • Strong Technical Accounting Skills.
  • Strong communications skills (written and verbal).
  • Ability to build relationships with people both face to face and remotely.
  • Good Microsoft Office Suite skills particularly in Excel. PowerBI experience would be a bonus.
  • Self -motivated and confident dealing with individuals at all levels of the organisation.
  • A professional and mature approach and keen to make a difference.
  • Flexible & demonstrates initiative but can fully participate in a small busy team.
  • Ability to deal with a heavy workload whilst under pressure.
  • Month end & other busy periods may involve a commitment that may require starting early/finishing late.

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