Finance Analyst

Ipswich, UK
Competitive salary
01 Jul 2022
06 Jul 2022
Experience level
Part qualified
This role will involve producing, maintaining, analysing and communicating financial data such as revenue & expense reports, forecasts and budgets. The role holder will play a pivotal role in maintaining quality of internal revenue & expense analysis both on retrospective and forward looking basis for respective area through application of analytical approach, attention to detail and ability to work to strict deadlines. It will require frequent interactions with wider business and stakeholders at every level. The role will involve producing insightful MI, addressing ad hoc queries, ensuring that revenue & expense are appropriately coded. Collaboration with various teams aimed at further enhancing revenue tools.
The Role
  • Revenue & Expense analysis - maintaining financial records, responsibility for revenue data tagging including coding business drivers in collaboration with business stakeholders
  • Applying business insight and revenue recognition rules to correctly identify and record growth drivers
  • Assisting in developing commercial insight (MI) for the respective business area providing analysis of Revenue & Expense on a retrospective and, more importantly, prospective basis connecting sales activity reporting with financial forecasts and plans
  • Growth calculator analysis of Revenue performance
  • Utilisation of the GB Revenue forecasting and budgeting toolset (RAFT)
  • Providing analytical support on the realisation of revenue plans and budgets for respective business area
  • Proactively identifies areas requiring dedicated focus in context of materiality and with close collaboration with Finance Business Partners enabling correction of potential misstatements and data challenges within timelines dictated by delivery schedule
  • Application of the Financial Reporting, Business Planning, Budgeting, and Forecasting processes
  • Confidently utilises various systems and tools including revenue forecasting and analysing tools, spreadsheets, broking systems, accounting systems etc.
  • Supporting colleagues in providing budgets, forecasts and analytics depending on business needs.
  • Conduct analysis of revenue & expense data across multiple parameters for forward performance management (delivery of management information explaining performance and providing forward looking insight into results, driving consistency of insight and information across business lines and transparency in projected financial results)
  • Can perform ad hoc analysis to assist management in making well informed business decisions
The Requirements
  • Uses Excel to perform in-depth analysis to create reports, presentations, consolidates information etc.
  • Understands and interprets a P&L
  • Must be able to demonstrate ability to challenge through critical thinking and articulate presentation
  • Preferred internationally recognised accountancy or finance qualification (technician level or part qualified)
  • Excellent financial analysis and analytical skill set with a commercial bias.
  • Very well organised and meticulous planning skills. Excellent written and verbal presentation skills are essential
  • Team player and team mindset is pivotal to success in this role
Equal Opportunity Employer
At WTW, we trust you to know your work and the people, tools and environment you need to be successful. The majority of our colleagues work in a "hybrid" style, with a mix of remote, in-person and in-office interactions dependent on the needs of the team, role and clients. Our flexibility is rooted in trust and "hybrid" is not a one-size-fits-all solution.
We understand flexibility is key to supporting an inclusive and diverse workforce and so we encourage requests for all types of flexible working as well as location-based arrangements. Please speak to your recruiter to discuss more.
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