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Finance Analyst

  • Salary: £200 - £230 per day
  • Job type: Contract
  • Location: City of London, London
  • Sector: Financial Analyst
  • Date posted: 27/03/2018
  • Job reference: J383951A

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My client, a telecoms company based in the City of London, is currently seeking a Finance Analyst to join their finance team for a 3 month contract. This could convert into a rolling contract for the right candidate.
You should ideally be immediately available or on a maximum of 2 weeks' notice, and able to work via a limited or umbrella company.


· Deliver forecasting, planning and analysis to business owners and Corporate Finance.
· Provide month-end analysis and ensure integrity and accuracy of results.
· Provide strategic and tactical business partnering support to stakeholders and budget owners.
· Contribute to business cases and provide financial review.
· Collaborate across functions to optimise costs and improve margins.

Essential Duties

· Analyse data, communicate results, highlighting key issues/focus areas for management and make recommendations.
· Review monthly financial results with business owners with appropriate variance analysis.
· Liaise with accounting and business partners to ensure any issues, risks / opportunities impacting Operating Expenses ("OPEX") are understood and addressed.
· Perform detailed variance analysis to ensure the correct allocation and attribution of costs has been recognised for the current period, and any movements to prior periods / forecasts or budgets are understood and explained.
· Interface with business owners to develop monthly forecast and critically evaluate to ensure reasonable assumptions and compliance with budgets.
· Delivery of accurate regional Opex forecast within local and corporate deadlines.
· Highlight any risks and opportunities pertaining to Opex and communicate to management as appropriate.
· As finance business partner, support and review new business cases, and consult on financial performance versus budget and business plan.
· Ad-hoc reporting and analysis.
· Develop annual budget and budget revisions and forecasts as needed.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

· Fully / part-qualified accountant (CIMA /ACCA/ACA)
· Thorough understanding of US GAAP accounting concepts, financial statement components and financial analysis metrics.
· Strong analytical skills with the ability to translate large amounts of data into actionable information.
· Strong communication skills, including ability to articulate complex business issues in a clear and concise manner with an understanding of and focus on the issues important to the audience.
· Strong computer skills including Excel, Powerpoint and Word and financial elements of an ERP system, preferably Oracle.
· Experience with MS Access, Brio or Hyperion Essbase a plus.
· Ability to critically evaluate data and confidence to challenge results with peers and management.

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