Senior Finance Analyst

Recruiter
Michael Page
Location
London
Salary
£63000 - £65000 per annum + Bonus + Car allowance
Posted
15 Jun 2021
Closes
22 Jun 2021
Ref
JN -042021-2563027
Contact
Dominic Tivey
Sector
Public sector
Contract type
Permanent
Hours
Full time
Experience level
Qualified accountant

This role forms a core part of the commercial finance team focusing on supporting the efficient running and development of major Post Office products. The role will focus on accounting and analysis to support the business in key decision making for the key revenue drivers of the business.

Client Details

Our client is a public organisation who are working through a period of significant change and complex programme work based nationally with a central London hub.

Description

The Senior Finance Analyst will report to the Head of Finance and will work alongside other senior finance analysts and senior business stakeholders. This role is being introduced at an exciting time for the retail division and the successful applicant will join a fast moving and friendly environment.

Senior manager role, with full ownership and accountability of product reporting, budgeting, forecasting and decision making:

· Evaluate and challenge products team on monthly performance

· Review and challenge specific areas of overheads cost base, articulating variances and recommending remedial action for areas of overspend

· Produce insightful month end variance analysis to inform upwards reporting to the Functional leadership team and remote Financial Control team

· Maintain a register of income/cost Risks & Opportunities, highlight through the appropriate channels and ensure alignment in quarterly forecasts

· Lead budgeting and forecasting process for function to deliver a robust plan within the guidelines and timetable established by the Financial Control team

· Build an understanding of Product P&Ls, articulating the results to key stakeholders in the functional teams

· Provide expert advice and an independent view to the Finance Leadership Team, CFO and functional lead team

· Provide modelling support for business cases and investment decisions - Review the business cases with product and program leads and challenge assumptions and ensure compliance with governance

Profile

  • Broad range of accountancy skills - fully qualified accountant with CCAB recognised qualification (e.g. ACA, CIMA, ACCA) and minimum of 2 years post qualification experience
  • Experience in a commercial finance environment operating at a senior level across multiple products and services
  • Good understanding of finance systems (particularly SAP, BI, Anaplan)
  • Computer literacy/numeracy with strong Excel, Word and Powerpoint skills
  • Knowledge of business case and investment appraisals

Job Offer

  • Competitive salary £63,000 - £65,000
  • Senior Finance Analyst, London, Public Sector and Government
  • Applications are being reviewed on an ongoing basis, Interviews 24/25 June

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