Business Planning Analyst (Finance Business Partner)

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    Coventry, West Midlands

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    Rachel Adati-Kumi

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  • Published:

    3 months ago

  • Duration:

    6 Months

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Business Planning Analyst (Finance Business Partner) - Coventry - Initial 6-month contract

Our client in the utilities industry requires a Business Planning Analyst (Finance Business Partner) to join their team based in Coventry on an initial 6-month contract.

The role:

  • You will be part of a team which provides financial support to the central regulatory team and co-ordinates the forecasts, budgets and longer term operational and strategic business plans.
  • You will provide insights and modelling capability whilst playing a vital role in the strategic direction of the business.

Key Skills

  • Experience of working in a Commercial Finance, Financial Planning & Analysis / Business Planning role/function
  • Experience of working in a regulated industry
  • You should be able to work independently and consult appropriately.
  • Strong analytical skills with the ability to validate and rationalise outcomes based on variations in the inputs or modelling assumptions
  • You should have the ability to interpret and communicate complex financial data/issues to stakeholders
  • You should be confident and proactive
  • Advanced knowledge of Microsoft Excel
  • You should be able to work collaboratively with different teams.

Qualifications Required:

  • A part or fully qualified accountant (e.g. ACA, CIMA, ACCA)
  • Qualified by experience will be considered
  • Degree or equivalent

Your responsibilities will include:

  • Creating, developing and managing complex and robust cost models.
  • Conducting audits to a professional, ethical and quality standards with adherence to strict timescales.
  • Identifying areas of improvement during the audit process and making recommendations
  • Producing well written Audit Reports and terms of Reference documents.
  • Ensuring audit progression by collaborating with the Corporate Audit Manager
  • Defining the scope and testing approach to address key risks.
  • Building and maintaining strong relationships with key stakeholders.

Background Screening:
You should be willing to undergo any screening checks carried out by the client. Once on site, you will need to undergo adhoc alcohol and drugs tests.

If this role is of interest to you, please apply at the first instance.