Commercial Financial Analyst

Salary: £45,000 - £50,000
Ref: Silchester - T 3830

Do you have commercial experience within an Accounting environment which includes budgeting and forecasting? Are you a qualified Accountant or studying towards this? (study package available for the right candidate). If so our client is looking to recruit an individual to prepare consolidated financial information for the Finance Director and the global Leadership Team, that will support and drive forward business for the group.

This is very much a stand-alone role therefore our client is seeking someone who is self motivated and can work autonomously.

Required Duties:

  • To drive continuous improvement
  • To consolidate, challenge and justify monthly P&L forecasts.
  • Management of the forecasting tools.
  • To consolidate, challenge and justify monthly cash flow forecasts.
  • To consolidate, challenge and justify the annual plan.
  • To coordinate and consolidate headcount information for the forecasts and plan.
  • To challenge and justify the bookings and backlog records and challenge and justify the capital forecast.
  • To maintain and continually develop the Financial Control Manual/Work Instructions.
  • To measure the FX exposure both for reporting and risk mitigation.
  • There is an element of travel involved to other sites - mainly Italy and Switzerland (approx 10%), and therefore the ideal candidate must have a demonstrable flexible approach to the work environment, and be able to travel as appropriate.
  • Appropriate and regular contact with FD on major business issues and direction.
  • Continuous contact with product (i.e. operating) managers and their staff.
  • Liaises with counterparts in the U.S. & Europe
  • Exposure to both internal and external auditors.
  • Contact with computer support company in respect of the local area network (L.A.N.) / various banks / financial institutions /local government depts and lawyers.

Experience and preferred qualities:

  • Part Qualified Finalist (currently studying) or Fully Qualified.
  • Ability to promote strong communication link with FD.
  • Experience of management accounting practices (incl. GAAP & IFRS's).
  • FCPA, Anti bribery legislation, legislation and practice that eliminates price fixing and cartels, Border and Visa legislation and practice.
  • Exposure to risk based safety.
  • Ability to liaise with individuals globally
  • Participation in process based improvement.
  • Strong forecasting and planning skills.
  • Strong analytical skills and advanced excel knowledge (Look ups and pivot tables)
  • Computer based accounting systems.
  • Knowledge of internal control practice.
  • U.S. & European accounting & reporting requirements.
  • Consistently working to strict deadlines.
  • Strong interpersonal skills

P&L Forecasting and Planning

  • Responsible for the design and maintenance of the forecast templates.
  • Production of the planning and forecasting calendar.
  • Coordination of the monthly forecast process with Controllers and the Leadership Team.
  • Consolidation of all forecasts for review with FD and Regional Director.
  • Analytical review of consolidated forecasts against plan and strategic plans.
  • Production monthly variance analysis to prior forecast.
  • To coordinate and consolidate headcount information for the forecasts and plan.
  • Responsible for the design and maintenance of the scorecard and flash report.
  • Publish monthly scorecard and flash report.
  • Upload forecasts into Hyperion and reconcile back to source documentation.
  • Publish monthly fx rates for forecasts.

Cashflow forecast

  • Responsible for the design and maintenance of the forecast templates.
  • Coordination of the monthly forecast process with Controllers.
  • Consolidation of all forecasts for review with FD.
  • Analytical review of consolidated forecasts against plan and strategic plans.
  • Proposals and solutions to cash shortfalls and any funding issues
  • Analysis of FX exposure to assess need for currency hedging.
  • Review and analysis of receipts and expenses with Controllers for review with FD.

Balance Sheet Forecasting and Planning

  • Responsible for the design and maintenance of the forecast templates.
  • Coordination of the quarterly forecast process with Control

If you have not heard back from a Consultant within 2 weeks of your application, then unfortunately, on this occasion your application has been unsuccessful.

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