Finance Analyst

Location:  Bracknell, England
Salary:  GBP19 - GBP20 per hour

Finance Analyst required to join an excellent company based in Bracknell on a 6 month contract. The Finance Analyst reports into the Financial Controller and will be responsible for providing financial analysis and support for the business and driving process improvement and efficiencies.

Responsibilities include:

  • Provide cost centre support to business teams
  • Full ownership for delivering accurate monthly results, analysing variances against budget, reporting of variances to senior management by cost centre and spend type.
  • Support cost centre managers with the creation of operational budgets and the reforecast processes for quarterly budgets and longer-term forecasting and planning.
  • Supporting improved training and process ownership within the business community.
  • Creating streamlined processes and efficiencies.
  • Support the production of monthly results across the business divisions.
  • Ensuring all system entries are completed accurately and within the given deadlines.
  • Working with the Shared Service centre to drive data quality and process improvement.
  • Ensure variances to budget are understood and provide commentary where required
  • Provide challenge to business division where required
  • Support the budget and forecast process across the business divisions
  • Ensure budget submissions are accurate and timely
  • Ensure budget conditions are communicated clearly and understood by the business
  • Provide challenge to the business division where required
  • Undertake ad hoc analysis and investigations when required
  • To resolve finance related queries
  • To support process improvement and change within Commercial Finance
  • To support ongoing and new projects

Qualifications, skills and experience required:

  • Part Qualified (CIMA / ACCA or equivalent)
  • Advanced Excel knowledge is a must.
  • IFRS accounting knowledge preferred
  • A technically able accountant, with a good understanding of business in general, with commercial awareness and experience.
  • Well-developed level of communication, networking and presentation skills
  • Ability to work in a constantly changing environment

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