Finance Analyst

Kingston upon Thames Temporary £37,437 - £51,996
  • Competitive Salary
  • Hybrid Working

About Our Client

The client is looking for an immediately available finance analyst/management accountant with strong analytical skills around budgeting and forecasting.

Job Description

Budget Management
o Work with the FBP and service lines to ensure budgets are fully understood so effective management can take place
o Ensure controls are in place to effectively track and manage the budget to avoid under/over spend; highlight issues in time to enable pro-active resolution.
o Provide support to the service line team, in order to track actual spends and enable accurate forecasting. Track actual vs. forecasts and highlight any issues proposing course of action
o Perform Accruals / Provisions / Prepayments / Reclassifications as required working with SSP and Service lines where necessary.
o Manage the budget transfer process with various stakeholders where necessary.
o Ensure intercompany charge outs are completed effectively, initiate as required.
o In conjunction with FBP - Support the annual budgeting process, including the visibility of key drivers so budgets can be set accordingly.
o FTE Capitalisation coordination with Project leads, service line, FBP

o Partner with Service Line budget holders, FBP's and SSP team in monthly & quarterly forecasts
o Ongoing performance review of actuals vs forecast and gaps to close
o Assist the finance team in analysing resource allocation among projects
o Review of forecast bias/accuracy and drive improvement with finance business partners. Share best practice to drive accuracy

Business Cases
o Financial support of all business case.
o Ensure all relevant documentation is in place

Continuous Improvement
o Regular review of processes and driving simplification projects, while enhancing controls.
o Guidance on accounting treatment to Finance Business Partners
o Provide ad hoc analysis of business performance.
Leadership Behaviours and Experience required:
o Strong analytical, data accuracy skills and communication skills
o Ability to work fluidly with data and across systems
o Experience in financial accounting or management accounting
o Strong organisational and prioritisation skills
o Attention to detail
o Ability to work collaboratively with others on key deliverables
o Ability to drive process and report simplification & improvements
o Excellent in Microsoft Office suite, including Excel, Word and Outlook

The Successful Applicant

o Finance Qualified accountant or equivalent
o Commercial acumen
o Resilience (ability to cope with time pressure and challenges)
o High degree of flexibility and ability to quickly understand new topics
o Ability to work collaboratively with other key stakeholders
o Strong engagement, presentation and communication skills
o Ability to present complex information in a simplified manner
o Strong analytical skills, Excel modelling skills and attention to detail
o Creative & innovative
o Digitally savvy / capable

What's on Offer

- 18-25ph depending on experience

- 6 month contract that will most likely be extended or made permanent

- Hybrid working

- Staff benefits and discounts off goods

George Goodrich
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FMCG (Fast Moving Consumer Goods)
Kingston upon Thames
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George Goodrich
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