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Financial Analyst

Salary:
£35000 - £40000 per annum
Location:
Newbury
Company:
Robert Half

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Robert Half are working exclusively with a private equity backed business, to recruit a Financial Analyst into their growing team in Newbury. This role would be perfect for someone who is studying towards their ACCA or CIMA qualifications, with both early-stage studiers and part qualified applicants being considered for this role. This position will support a few business as usual duties and will deputise for the Financial Controller when needed, however will also be rare opportunity at this level to be given freedom over process change, system implementations and business improvement.

This role will have three main areas of responsibility: core accounting, commercial analysis, and process improvement. The role of Finance Analyst will provide support to the Financial Controller with management accounting, corporate responsibilities, and commercial analysis. The role at times will also provide cover for other commercial activities such as quotations, support services and invoicing. Behind the day to day, this role will be heavily involved with ongoing business improvement projects, and will have the autonomy to develop, suggest and implement changes accordingly.

The main responsibilities include, but are not limited to, the following:

  • Identify and implement commercial opportunities to increase revenue and margins.
  • Support Head of Operations and Head of Commercial with ad-hoc project work and commercial analysis.
  • Support the Financial Controller on month-end activities, including balance sheet reconciliations, journals, VAT returns, monthly reporting and analysis, fixed asset accounting.
  • Business Partner with non-finance teams such as operations to provide analysis that supports business decisions.
  • Support Financial Controller on periodic audits, including annual statutory and quarterly bank audits
  • On occasion, provide cover for various commercial positions such as billings.
  • Identity and implement process improvements.
  • Support ad-hoc financial reporting as required by the Financial Controller.

To be successful in this application, you will need to have the following:

  • Be studying toward a formal accountancy qualification (ACCA, CIMA or equivalent).
  • An advanced knowledge of Excel, using complex formulas and data analysis sets.
  • Outstanding attention to detail and strong organisation skills.
  • Some commercial experience, and able to demonstrate a commercial mindset.
  • Desire for process improvement and challenging the 'as-is'
  • Excellent analytical skills.
  • Interpersonal skills, with a willingness to support immediate team members.

Benefits:

  • Competitive base salary.
  • Study Support.
  • Competitive Annual Leave Allowance.
  • Brand New Offices.
  • Nest Pension Plan.
  • Good Commuter Links/Parking.

Robert Half Ltd acts as an employment business for temporary positions and an employment agency for permanent positions. Robert Half is committed to equal opportunity and diversity. Suitable candidates with equivalent qualifications and more or less experience can apply. Where rates of pay or salary ranges are detailed these are dependent upon your experience, qualifications or training. If you wish to apply for this position please read our Privacy Notice which details how we may use, process, store and disclose your Personal Information: https://www.roberthalf.co.uk/privacy-notice.

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