Finance Business Analyst

Kidlington, Oxfordshire
£38000 - £44000 per annum
13 Jun 2019
13 Jul 2019
Lucia Pawlyn
Job role
Business analyst
Contract type
Part time

New role for a 12 months fixed term contract to cover a maternity leave. They are looking for a Finance Business Analyst to join there team in Kidlington.

Client Details

My client based in Kidlington are a large international business with good public transport links and parking on site. They are looking for a Finance Business Analyst to join there Finance team on a 12 months contract. This position will report into the FP&A Manager and mainly be responsible for analysis, actuals, budgets and forecasts.

If this role sounds of interest please apply!


Finance Business Analyst responsibilities:

Reporting & Controls

  • Analyse, challenge and interpret the month end results to provide detailed analysis and insight into variances.

  • Produce bridging and commentary between Actuals, Budgets and Forecasts. Understand the causes for large variances, provide documented commentary and challenge the variances with the sites.

  • Production and distribution of the CD EMEA daily & weekly sales and margin reporting along with periodic group reporting submissions.

  • Provide and interpret sales, margin, overhead and working capital trends and variances within the sites and offer timely challenge where required.

  • Provide support with the production and distribution of the CD EMEA month end reporting pack.

  • Prepare and review relevant Control files to ensure accuracy of data & postings along with detailed audit trail of periodic values.

  • Develop value adding reporting and review processes and procedures where required to ensure efficiency and timeliness of information.

Forecasting & planning

  • Review in conjunction with regional management quarterly forecasts and budgets and ensure submission into the Group reporting systems within the deadlines set.

  • Support the forecast and annual budget process within the sites under guidance from the Head of FP&A, ensuring numbers are pressure tested and financial integrity of the numbers.

Business Partnering

  • Gain buy in from operational managers and become a credible part of the regional commercial and operations teams as well as an integral part of the finance team.

  • Build relationships and understand the commercial aspects of the business to become the key finance point of contact for European businesses

  • Providing support to local finance teams where necessary by understanding month end processes, systems and controls.

  • Support investment appraisals within the sites and offer guidance where required, as well as helping to identify and track benefits arising from investment opportunities.

  • Supporting the EMEA region, providing analysis, challenge and commercial support to the business to improve business performance and aid decision making.

  • Manage profit enhancement plans to ensure delivery of gross margin and operating profit targets.

  • Identify opportunities for improvement and ensure they are driven through to completion.

  • Work with the Head of FP&A and other analysts to ensure consistency of approach and sharing of best practise across Components Europe.

  • Provide support to the FP&A with ad-hoc projects and analysis, as and when required to ensure the business makes the correct, commercial decisions.


The successful candidate of the Finance Business Analyst must:

  • Have experience in a similar role to the above job description
  • Have good leadership skills to work on your own initiative
  • Be able to work well in a team
  • Be either immediately available or on a short notice period as they need someone ASAP

Job Offer

Finance Business Analyst job on offer:

  • 12 FTC to cover a maternity leave
  • Based in Kidlington
  • £38000 - £44000
  • Exciting opportunity to work for an international business!

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