Finance Analyst

Bedford, Bedfordshire
£28000 - £32000 per annum + Full study support, generous benefits
06 Nov 2018
06 Dec 2018
Josh Hoft
Job role
Finance analyst
Contract type
Part time

An opportunity has arisen for an ambitious finance analyst to join an award-winning FMCG company based in Bedford. The role offers full study support, excellent exposure and long-term career progression for the right individual.

Client Details

The client is a renowned FMCG company with an international presence. Sustained growth in their Bedford offices has led to the need for a finance analyst to support a number of their sites.


Key Finance Analyst responsibilities include:

  • Proactively Business Partner with all Operations teams to ensure a good understanding of the key cost drivers and analyse how any current issues the operation is facing would impact on finance
  • Posting required journals to the system
  • Budgeting and forecasting
  • Variance analysis
  • Reporting to Board level
  • Ownership of the capital reporting process
  • Keep accrual and prepayment schedules
  • Maintain asset register and analyse depreciation in line with expectations
  • Report contractual KPIs
  • Presenting financial information to non-finance business partners


The successful Finance Analyst will be:

  • A Part Qualified Accountant (ACA, ACCA or CIMA) with at least 2 years finance experience
  • Demonstrable evidence of business partnering in a previous role
  • Confident explaining financial concepts and data to non-finance colleagues and clients
  • Excellent IT skills, especially Excel and at least one major ERP system such as Sage, Oracle, SAP or Navision
  • A confident, clear communicator
  • A self-starter who proactively seeks out colleagues to collaborate on issues
  • Ability to work under pressure and multi-task to meet tight deadlines
  • Keen to progress their career in a company committed to personal and professional development
  • Live a commutable distance from Bedford

Job Offer

In return, the FMCG company offers:

  • A competitive starting salary
  • A full and comprehensive study support package incuding ample time off for revision
  • 25 days holiday plus bank holidays
  • Generous pension
  • Potential to earn future bonuses
  • Unparalleled exposure to senior finance staff including Directors and senior management
  • Valuable experience in a competitive industry
  • Opportunity for long-term career progression
  • Modern, open-plan offices
  • On-site parking

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