Financial Analyst

Recruiter
Anonymous
Location
Maidenhead
Salary
41585.00 - 41585.00 GBP Annual + GBP41585/annum
Posted
14 Jun 2017
Closes
20 Jun 2017
Category
Accounting
Function
Analytics
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time
Role Description:

• We are looking for a Senior Analyst to support the delivery of performance through data analysis and to identify issues and opportunities

• Specific areas of focus

o Customer and product profitability

o Operational performance

o Commercial pricing

o Management reporting

o Forecasting and budgeting

• Develop the platforms to support the data analysis

o Data structure - design and develop data structures based on a knowledge of the business, a detailed understanding of the data available, and an intuitive feel of how to set up the categorisation of the data to make analysis easy

o Data logic - design and develop the business logic that needs to be implemented in the warehouse to bring the data to life, ranging from simple KPI's to complicated product and customer profitability calculations (the actual coding would be done by the BI team)

o Data quality - trawl through the data to understand the data quality issues and use that knowledge to design processes to improve the data quality, initially through data quality checks in the warehouse, but ultimately through improved processes in the front line systems

o Data reporting - design and develop reports with high levels of information density so that anomalies stand out and can be acted on, i.e. that good and bad parts of the business are exposed and are not buried in the averages

o Bringing data into use - work with operational staff to help them take the information and turn it into actionable performance improvements, part coach, part guide, but also having sufficient awareness to spot gaps in the data and to find ways to get data to plug the gap

• Skills/Experience/Qualifications Required:

University degree (preferred)

Professional accounting qualification, ACA, ACCA or CIMA required

Experience

o Extensive experience of pivot tables / data warehouse reporting and financial modelling

o Good working knowledge of SQL and databases

o Good knowledge of VBA

o Ideally, has knowledge of budgeting and planning processes and systems

o Relevant operational and commercial finance experience in a medium to large sized organisation

o Commercial and strategic business acumen