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Finance Analyst

  • Location Hitchin
  • Job type Contract
  • Reference BBBH117426

This is a 9 month opportunity for a Finance Analyst working in an FMCG / manufacturing environment.

Key Responsibilities are as follows:-

Performance reporting

  • Provide insight into performance and support the Group Finance team in understanding the management accounts.
  • Weekly cashflow reporting.
  • Weekly Trading Report.
  • Reporting required for monthly Board Meeting and Monthly Sales meeting.
  • Analysis of cost base and investigation of variances.

Financial Planning

  • Forecasting (Commercial forecast and cash flow)
  • Budget and Quarterly Re-forecast - manage Budget process and including assumptions, Risks/Opportunities and stakeholder engagement.

Financial control

  • Ensure you understand Balance Sheet and Working capital position of the business - Accruals, prepayments and provisions to be reviewed on a regular basis to ensure accuracy of accounts.
  • Monthly review of overheads with key business partners.

Decision Support & Projects

  • Improve management information in terms of quality and insight.
  • Supporting & Influencing key commercial decisions - rounded opinions & clear recommendations.
  • Proactive analysis & insight - identifying specific issues and opportunities.
  • Support or lead projects to improve the business. (New Product Development, Capex, Process improvement).

Business Partnering

  • Work with Heads of Departments to help them understand their P&L account / cost base.
  • Challenge business partners to clarify assumptions and drive business performance.
  • Proactively build good working relationships with all internal stakeholders.

Qualifications & Experience

  • Qualified ACA, CIMA or ACCA accountant
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Excel and general Office applications.