Senior Finance Analyst

Job Title: Senior Finance Analyst
Contract Type: Permanent
Location: Northern Home Counties
Salary: 60000
Contact Name: Andrew Setchell
Contact Email:
Job Published: January 18, 2017 14:51

Job Description

Our client is a listed property company located in the Northern Home Counties.

Working within the FP&A team, the main focus of the role is forecasting and ad hoc analysis.  The role requires a proactive individual who will support the drive for more efficient and accurate management information to support senior stakeholders in decision making.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Prepare consolidated Forecasts and Annual Budget, including explanation of variances and comparison to previous Forecast and Budget, risk analysis and identification, and analysis of emerging issues
  • Act as a Business Partner to the Regional Finance teams, and support the Group in aligning Management Reporting across the all Regions
  • Production of value add analysis to highlight opportunities to increase profitability and ROCE across the Group
  • Prepares ad hoc reports covering KPIs and other performance metrics
  • Responsible for the preparation and accuracy of all financial information used in external announcements, including Analyst information, quarterly trading statements and updates, financial press releases, and financial information provided to financial advisers
  • Support the Head of Financial Planning & Analysis in the provision of ad-hoc data to the Executive Committee
  • Support the Head of Financial Planning & Analysis in ensuring that the Group systems, processes and procedures are aligned to or exceed the requirements of the Group in relation to reporting management information
  • Support the Head of Financial Planning & Analysis in defining information required to improve reporting and understanding of management information
  • Provide day-to-day ad-hoc support to the Investor Relations Director, Group Financial Controller, Head of Group Reporting and CFO
  • Maintain the database of analyst forecasts and monitor against Group Forecast and Annual Budget
  • Prepares Monthly Group Flash Results and Management Accounts, including explanation of variances and comparison to Forecast, Budget and Prior Year
  • Prepares and maintains flexible financial models to support the monthly Management Accounts, Group Forecast and Annual Budget
  • Prepares regular sales reporting to the Executive Committee

Suitable Candidate:

  • Qualified Accountant with at least 2 years of post-qualified experience
  • Open to candidates from Practice
  • Strong working knowledge of Excel, including experience of building financial models
  • Demonstrable experience in driving change and improvements to Management Information
  • Strong commercial acumen, willing and able to challenge accepted practices and processes
  • Excellent communication skills, coupled with a clear and analytical mind
  • Ability to work autonomously without supervision
  • Effective communicator both with finance and non-finance professionals
  • Good commercial knowledge of the industry desirable, although not essential


  • Salary up to £60,000, car allowance (£5,000), holidays and healthcare