Job Title: Financial Analyst Location: Swindon (commutable from Bristol, Bath, Somerset, Gloucestershire, South Wales) Salary: GBP40,000 to GBP45,000 per annum plus excellent benefits Ambridge Harris Associates is proud to be working with this rapidly growing, market leading SME. As a result of phenomenal growth a unique opportunity now exists to join the business as Commercial Financial Analyst. Working in partnership with the MD and Financial Controller you will assist with steering the company towards achieving its business plans and increasing profitability. As a commercially focused finance professional you must be results driven, demonstrate an honest and communicative approach and be capable of thinking and developing solutions "outside the box". Key responsibilities: Financial modelling of M&A targets for valuation and benchmarking"Owning" the corporate financial modelSupport of acquisition activity including pipeline database maintenance and analysis for negotiationThis position requires someone with demonstrable financial acumen, an inquisitive mind and the ability to work with senior management, as part of the finance team and autonomously, taking responsibility for the accuracy of work produced The company has grown quickly and so the role is likely to change over time and there is a great opportunity for personal development and to take on further challenges. Training and development will be readily available. Key experience/skills required: Relevant accountancy/finance degree, ideally achieved 2.1 or above or equivalent experienceIdeally qualified (CIMA/ACCA/ACA), newly qualified, finalist level or equivalent experienceStrong numerical and analytical competency, including intermediate / advanced use of excel including modelling experienceAn understanding of standard accounting principles and ability to generate P&L, balance sheet and cashflow statementsConfident, clear and accurate with all communicationAttention to detail is key, as are inter-personal skills and an ability to rise above the detail to see the bigger pictureShares knowledge, skills and experience with colleagues; is cooperative and supportive of others Due to the high volume of applications we receive it is not always possible to respond to unsuccessful applicants. Therefore if we have not responded to your application within five days please note that on this occasion your application has not been successful Ambridge Harris is committed to equal opportunity and diversity. Ambridge Harris will not discriminate on unlawful grounds.