Lead Finance Analyst

Michael Page
Wiltshire / Bristol
Up to £50000 per annum
22 Sep 2021
29 Sep 2021
JN -092021-3573973
Richard Farmer
Contract type
Full time
Experience level
Qualified accountant

Lead Finance Analyst position seeking a commercial accoutant with extensive experience in financial planning, analysis and business partnering. A reputable British brand with a name renowned for quality.

Client Details

A large multinational brand extensively renowned for high quality products.


  • Challenge current ways of working, driving efficiencies and cost savings and execute the Efficiency Strategy to support the achievement of their ambitious cost growth targets
  • Knowledge of Capex/Opex accounting treatments
  • To ensure accurate and timely financial management information is prepared for stakeholders and key Leadership reviews, with detailed analysis of spend presented in a highly accessible format to ensure adhesion of non-finance Leaders
  • Work in close partnership with the individual Budget holders, Portfolio Management Team and the Group consolidation team to provide accurate, timely and comprehensive annual budgets as well as Monthly/Quarterly re-forecasts and actuals
  • To provide support for monthly Financial review meetings with Senior budget holders and to act as a key point of contact to support the budget holders with commercial business, capital and investment proposals
  • Feed into a monthly presentation of the Function Financial performance, full year forecast and Budget variances including the reporting of Financial opportunities and risk
  • To build strong relations across Group Finance and each Market and provide financial support to cost control decision making
  • Support the development of relevant KPIs, reporting and analysis in partnership with the Team Reporting Manager
  • Review of monthly commitments and preparations of monthly accruals and prepayments reconciliations including timely follow up on queries
  • Be comfortable dealing with and working through issues and operational challenges, getting into the appropriate level of detail to ensure your understanding of their cost drivers and your ability to input into Cost or Business Reviews
  • Be dependent on your resourcefulness and ability to influence and partner with the Function's non-finance leads


  • Qualified Accountant
  • Proactive approach to business partnering
  • Detail orientated but able to see the bigger picture
  • Process minded and always driving for improvements
  • Experience of process improvement
  • Excellent analytical and problem-solving skills
  • High levels of integrity
  • Strong technical skills especially in Excel and Financial Systems (SAP ideally)
  • Ability to build working relationships with stakeholders
  • Ability to work to strict deadlines
  • Flexible in approach with excellent organisational and prioritisation skills

Job Offer

Up to £50,000 per annum plus benefits

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