Finance Analyst

Employer
Venesky Brown Recruitment Ltd
Location
Glasgow City Centre, Glasgow, United Kingdom
Salary
Competitive Salary
Posted
Apr 06, 2021
Closes
May 10, 2021
Ref
2101445260
Sector
Finance
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time
Level of qualification
CIMA, Newly qualified, Qualified
Venesky-Brown's client, a public sector organisation in Glasgow/Edinburgh, is currently looking to recruit a Finance Analyst (part time-30 hrs per week) for an initial 23-month contract on a salary of £25,351 to £31,996 per annum, pro-rata. Due to the current circumstances this role will be remote based for the foreseeable future.



Responsibilities:


• Run reports from eFinancials using BOXi to extract details of financial transactions to review both pay and non-pay transactions to ensure financial reports reflect an accurate position of the expenditure to date for the directorate, identifying and posting correcting journals where required.

• Reconcile the staffing establishment for their directorate(s) against the budget, investigating any discrepancies and informing the appropriate department of the correcting action to be taken.

• Using knowledge of accounting principles identify accrual and prepayments required and post to the appropriate financial period.

• Produce the first draft of the Variance Analysis report (VAR) including explanations of the variances, investigating any unusual results and reporting their findings to the Finance Manager.

• Support the Finance Manager in meetings with the Directorate to discuss the Initial Variance Analysis report, and process any amendments as required. Take notes/minutes at review meetings and ensure actions required are completed.

• Analyse financial transactions to support the reporting within the Annual Accounts process.

• Assist in the preparation of the annual operational plan for the directorate ensuring financial information is entered onto the planning system accurately and in line with the planning timetable.

• Provide ad-hoc analysis as required by the Directorate and senior Finance team colleagues.

Essential Skills:


• Educated to degree level or equivalent experience

• Demonstrable financial and budgetary experience.

• Extensive experience of using MS Excel for financial reporting and analysis.

• Experience of maintaining computerised records and producing reports and statistics

• Excellent written and verbal communication skills

• Strong interpersonal skills with the ability to build positive and effective relationships with colleagues and stakeholders at all levels

• Ability to plan and organise a range of complex activities to achieve tight deadlines

• Ability to respond constructively to complex queries and complaints

• Strong decision-making abilities and analytical skills

• Excellent organisational skills

• Good working knowledge of current legislation regarding the capture, storage and use of data

• Excellent time management skills, including the ability to prioritise own workload effectively

• Ability to demonstrate a high degree of tact and diplomacy at all times

• Effective listener and strong negotiation skills

• Self-motivated and capable of acting on own initiative

• Ability to work under pressure to achieved objectives and deliver within tight deadlines

• Committed to keep up with changes in legislation and organisational procedures

Desirable Skills:


• Experience of using eFinancials reporting tools including BOXI

If you would like to hear more about this opportunity, please get in touch.

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