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Senior Finance Analyst

  • Location Reading
  • Job type Permanent
  • Reference REFF:SFA01287

My client a leading Technology organisation is seeking a Senior Finance Analyst to join a growing finance team. This requirement will be a rotational role with fast track career development to Finance Manager.

Roles and Responsibilities:

This exciting role will enable you to further develop your financial analysis, relationship building and presentation skills, while providing guidance and key insights for the Leadership decision makers, and the finance management team. Your key contributions will help to ensure financial targets are achieved. Reporting to finance managers, and business partnering the various business areas, will be key to success in this role.

Main Responsibilities include:

  • Month end management accounting and reporting activities, including the production of accrual and prepayment journals, detailed review and analysis of key spend areas and the production and presentation of insightful reporting
  • Key support contract reviews with business owners to support full year forecasting and accrual/prepayment schedules each month
  • Budgeting and quarterly forecasting, ensuring a detailed understanding of the cost increases/decreases and full year variances, appropriately presented to the finance leadership
  • Full year 5 Year Opex and Capex plan build with drivers and key movement analysis. Cost categories including contracts, headcount, datacentres, operational support etc
  • Monthly resource planning and forecasting for respective business teams, and actuals reporting. Identifying staff capitalisation opportunities within key projects and programmes
  • Balance sheet movement analysis
  • Support the business to deliver cost saving initiatives cross functionally
  • Support the business in reflecting any change requirements (approval flows, finance structures etc), and ensuring continuous improvement in finance processes and reporting

Must have experience and skills:

  • Qualified accountant (ACA, ACCA or CIMA).
  • Excellent MS Excel skills (including filters, pivot tables, lookups and charts).
  • Strong accounting and reporting skills with great attention to detail.