Senior Business Finance Analyst

30000.00 - 40000.00 GBP Annual + GBP30000 - GBP40000/annum
09 May 2017
06 Jun 2017
Contract Type
Full Time
Senior Finance Business Analyst

Midlands • Perm - Circa GBP35k • Market Leading Benefits

About Our Client

• My client are a Fortune 500 company and one of the world's leading manufacturers of brand name consumer products for the home.

Purpose of the role:

• Assist the Financial Controller in developing and delivering robust financial analysis and control in relation to Operations and Cost Centre managers.
• Apply accounting knowledge (UK GAAP and US GAAP principles) to developing financial reporting capability and controls and to providing guidance and challenge to operational activity.
• Work with the Financial Controller and wider team to:
• Improve, develop and maintain key business systems (Oracle)
• Improve, develop, automate and replace the current Excel Modelling(s) with new robust integrated Excel Models.
• Develop robust procedures and work instructions, supporting the development and training of others
• Develop monthly analysis and variance reporting in support of cost centre managers and develop trustful and reliable financial partnership
• Complete all month end work in accordance with deadlines, providing insightful analysis
• Using Problem Solving Forms (PSF) techniques to analyse and find root causes
• Assist the Financial Controller in the preparation of Annual Operating Plan (AOP), Long Range Plan (LRP) and other regular forecasting requirements.
• Assist with compliance audits and process reviews, including maintaining own job specific task notes
• Be flexible to meet the demands of the finance team and support key activities and any other duties as requested.
Specific duties may include, but may not be limited to:
• Overall responsibility for product costing; including stock valuation.
• Assist the Financial Controller in automating Stock Accounting including improving the accuracy of Bills of Materials (BOM's) and implementing any Finance process change.
• To provide key financial information for the operations team on costs, overheads and stock including all commentary on Cost/Price/Usage variances, project costs and stock valuation as well as market segment and product profitability analyses.
• To manage the capital spend application (capex's) process and complete post audit reviews.

The Successful Applicant will:

Technical Competence

• Timely and accurate completion of month end management accounting duties.
• Ability to review, analyse, comment, adding value to financial data, as appropriate.
• Represent the Finance Department on cross functional initiatives in the business.
• Knowledge of Oracle system or similar MRP/ERP system
• Continuous improvement of Finance Processes and Systems (including Oracle)
• Team working with other members of the Finance Team and other Teams on site
• Business Partnering


• Knowledge of UK accounting principles and GAAP (Generally Accepted Accounting Principles) to part or fully qualified level (preferably CIMA or ACCA).
• Analytical skills and an eye for detail.
• Ability to work accurately and to tight deadlines.
• Effective communication skills across all levels of the business.
• MS Office and advanced Excel skills including modelling.
• Experience of working in a manufacturing environment