wallet £40000 Per Hour

Finance Analyst

location London clock Permanent calendar May 05 2021

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Finance Analyst

Reports to:

Head of FP&A

Direct reports:


Date RD Created:




A brief summary of what success in this role would look like:

This role is a subject matter expert for the P&L. The Finance Analyst supports the preparation of the company financial results every month, taking ownership of the completeness and accuracy of the P&L, providing commentary and insight regarding variances to budget and/or forecast which they will be involved in creating. They both support and challenge key stakeholders and call out risks and opportunities to the company meeting its targets. The role enables the company to confidently report financial performance to all relevant stakeholders.



3-5 major areas of responsibility – What does this role do?

  1. Month-end close
  • Responsibility for completeness and accuracy of P&L each month, considering appropriate accounting treatment, in particular the application of the company capitalisation policy
  • Detailed review of draft P&L, suggest and raise relevant accruals and prepayments before month end close and review results after accruals and prepayments posted
  • Analysis of all items impacting the P&L, working closely with Central Finance, Commercial Finance and other FP&A team members
  1. Monthly board and divisional reporting
  • Preparation of inputs to monthly board reporting, including variance analysis and commentary to explain key drivers, referencing appropriate KPI measures
  • Creation of accurate spend reports for relevant departments, with high level commentary
  • Identification of risks and opportunities to the company meeting targets
  1. Support budget, forecast and Long Term Plan
  • Support creation and communication of budget, forecast and long term plan, partnering with relevant divisions for bottom up budget
  1. Ad hoc analysis and support
  • Procurement and approvals support
  • Ad hoc analysis as required



Which 3-5 key Success Measures will this role holder’s success be measured against?

  • Timely provision of accurate data, enabling further detailed analysis and commercial decision making
  • Quality of data and analysis provided, demonstrating close cooperation with all relevant stakeholders
  • Successful cross-functional reporting, in particular with Central Finance and Commercial Finance
  • Continual improvement of reporting processes and timelines



Essential € or desirable (D) knowledge, education, experience and skills

Education & Qualifications: Specialised/Technical

Part qualified ACA/ACCA/CIMA



What experience is critical for this role:

Participation in month end close process



Detailed analysis of financial data (GL transactions), ideally using SAP and proven experience of variance analysis and provision of commentary against results



Budgeting and forecasting



Personal qualities and skills required:

Close attention to detail



Confidence in interactions with staff across all department and at all levels



Analytical and flexible frame of mind



Excellent excel skills, if handed a complex file of data, can build a flexible report around it quickly (using lookups, data tables, pivot tables, graphs)



Strong communication skills



Ability to see the “bigger picture”





  • All our people are expected to act in accordance with the principles of our core values and any core competencies.
  • You are empowered with the necessary authority to make decisions appropriate to the execution of the responsibilities and tasks outlined above.
  • This role description is not designed to be a complete and exhaustive list of all required duties/tasks. It is intended as a general description of the anticipated duties for the role outlined above. The duties and tasks of any role will evolve over time as our business grows, which shall not impact the validity of this role description.
  • All our people are expected to carry out any reasonable request from management in order to support business needs.
  • All our people are expected to follow relevant policies, procedures, handbooks and work instructions (including for any Security, Health and Safety or Environmental management systems), and report to the appropriate manager if objectives cannot be met, or a problem occurs.
  • In line with business continuity plans, policies and practices, we reserve the right to require all our people to undertake any previous or relevant business critical job duties to ensure business continuity during emergency situations.
  • Role descriptions are non-contractual and do not form part of your terms and conditions of employment or otherwise have contractual effect. We may change, withdraw and amend duties from time to time at our sole discretion. Whilst we will endeavour to provide good notice of any such updates, we shall not be under an obligation to do so. If duties are updated, new instructions will be communicated to you and where appropriate updated role descriptions confirmed in writing.



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