Finance Analyst / Administrator

DS Smith Business Services
15 Apr 2018
21 Apr 2018
Job role

Our DS Smith Packaging Division has an exciting opportunity for a Finance Analyst/Administrator to join the team. The successful candidate will provide financial analysis and administration support to the Fordham site business, working closely with the Finance Business Partner and the Shared Service Centre.

• Scoping, implementation and preparation of robust weekly / monthly reporting that can be used by the management team to track and forecast progress through the month against key KPIs
• Work with teams across the site to improve efficiencies and improve financial processes and procedures to ensure effective cost and margin control within the business
• Run local system reports, collating output into a format that can be readily used for commercial analysis and insight
• Working with the Finance and Commercial teams to develop robust reporting where necessary across the business
• Provide support for adhoc queries and analysis on key business performance metrics
• Working with departments to monitor costs throughout the month
• Supporting the Commercial Finance team at month end to ensure SSC transactional processing is accurate and complete
• Reconciliation of the forms/stereos tracker, working with Customer Services to ensure maximum recovery of costs
• Reconciliation of customer rebates
• Work with the Commercial team and other colleagues within the wider business to improve cross-departmental relations. To continually challenge and develop our process flows and methods of operating to deliver upon our Commercial Excellence programme
• Take responsibility for the Fordham workflow, ensuring that workflow items are kept at a minimum level, ensuring only valid costs for the business are processed and that coding is appropriate and consistent
• Using SAP and other systems to approve and generate credit notes
• Requesting additions and amendments to customer, supplier and material master records via the SSC
• Using business systems to monitor and maintain credit limits and customer accounts on/off stop
• Support the whole business in ensuring all open purchase orders remain valid and current, closing down PO’s when they are no longer required and matching against workflow items where appropriate

The 'ideal candidate’…

• A high level of drive and enthusiasm to seek out improvements, a challenging and inquisitive attitude,
• Business and/or financial related qualification eg AAT/ACCA
• Strong finance background preferably previous experience of SAP Business system, strong reporting background and with the ability to communicate to all levels.
• Strong numerical and organisational skills
• Advanced Excel skills able to confidently work with formulas (vlookups, sumifs) and Pivot Tables
• A level of commercial and business acumen
• Ability to interact effectively and communicate well at all levels
• The ability to plan and prioritise own workload effectively
• Ability to work on own initiative, in fast moving, demanding environment, in order to achieve desired outcome

The benefits…
•25 days holiday plus Bank Holidays
•Contributory pension
•Annual cycle to work scheme
•Childcare vouchers
•Paid Expenses

Application Process:
Please submit a copy of your current CV, along with a cover letter, detailing a synopsis of your CV & summarising the key points of your experience that are relevant to the role for which you are applying.

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