Finance Analyst

London (West), London (Greater)
£35-47k + bonus
Oct 01, 2019
Nov 01, 2019
Contract Type
Full Time
Level of qualification
CIMA, Part qualified, Newly qualified

Acting as the Finance Analyst this role will provide accurate reporting and cost control to deliver accurate planning and reporting for the Group Head Office Opex (Indirects) circa 90m

Leading the month end reporting and monitoring of costs incurred both locally, and cross-charged from around the Group

Identifying and communicating risks and opportunities on a timely basis and driving action plans to control spend.


  • Preparation of month-end results, ensuring cost centres reported are complete and accurate, including variance analysis to explain differences vs forecast and highlight resulting implications
  • Providing information, insight and challenge to cost centre owners to assist them to manage their costs vs targets
  • Owner of the Intercompany process 
  • Lead in the budgeting and reporting of the HO entity
  • Support the Finance Manager to Partner Senior Management and budget holders to provide support, cost control
  • Owner of the Financial model for reporting of actuals 
  • Prepare any BS reconciliations for forecasts
  • Make improvements to enhance efficiency and effectiveness of processes
  • Deal with significant volume of ad-hoc queries from stakeholders, often at short notice, and often requiring analysis of historic data
  • Provide information and explanations to support other finance activities
  • In conjunction with the Controller drive ZBB mindset and tools to deliver strategy
  • Drive continued improvement, standardisation and automation of reporting & processes across the European entities
  • Ensure SOX compliance on all key processes


  • Part Qualified ACCA/CIMA
  • Experience in a Cost Control environment
  • Excel proficiency
  • Ability to present/explain financial data to non-financial individuals
  • SAP knowledge
  • Strong interpersonal skills and a proven ability to develop and nurture relationships
  • Experience in processing journals for accruals, prepayments and reclasses
  • Proactive self-starter with the ability to manage own workload and work at speed and under pressure


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