Finance Analyst

Kate John Associates Limited
30000.00 - 36000.00 GBP Annual
24 May 2019
31 May 2019
Job role
Finance analyst
Contract type
Full time

We are recruiting a very attractive role for a Finance Analyst (qualified or studying) who wants to further their career within a premium brand in Bristol that has an unrivalled reputation for customer service and developing people.

Role Purpose

To perform all aspects of management accounting and financial control for assigned area of the business, and to work with the Finance Business Partner to drive the financial performance of:

  • The IM division via provision of:
  • Actual Financials and KPIs
  • Weekly outturns
  • Rolling forecasts
  • Month End Account Preparation including accruals & prepayments
  • Year End cost expectations
  • Provision of high quality information to support management of costs to target

Drive the provision of full and accurate financial information, support, guidance, insight and challenge of:

  • Internal processes to ensure consistent information delivered as efficiently as possible
  • Volume of source data feeds, data capture templates and outputs to ensure optimum effectiveness


Support the Business Partner to Inform business leaders and their decision–making through commercial understanding of the business area you support, with emphasis on Costs and key drivers.

Understand the Group Strategy and Five Year Plan, and the specific short and medium term targets you are involved in influencing:

Support the business area in supporting the preparation of annual budgets and forecasting

  • Full P&L, balance sheet & cash flow
  • Clear assumption
  • Monthly phased budgets
  • Obtaining budget sign off
  • Ensuring budget fully understood
  • Producing quarterly / ad hoc re–forecasts
  • Clear understanding of KPIs and performance against these

Effective and efficient accounting , producing timely and accurate numbers

  • Understanding of accounting policies, chart of accounts/cost centres/account codes, how numbers will be produced
  • Produce revenue, cost, balance sheet, cash flow
  • Checking and challenging numbers
  • Understand tax treatments

Deliver effective operation of financial controls

  • Performing reconciliations
  • Timely, accurate month end cut off

Support the business partner in reporting of financial performance

  • Monthly, P&L, balance sheet, cash flow
  • Production of Group reports that inform business leaders & Exec
  • Ensure business area understands their reported numbers & impacts

Provide business area with effective financial insight, analysis and challenge

  • Understand performance drivers
  • Identify areas of under/over performance
  • Identify underlying performance
  • Draw out and highlight trends
  • Analyse results versus budget / prior years
  • Analyse key ratios

Support provision of financial appraisal and decision support

  • Understand commercial decisions being made
  • Perform required analysis eg Net Present Value, Cost Benefit, investment payback periods
  • Challenging and amending proposals
  • Strategies for de–risking investment

Qualifications, Skills, Specialist Knowledge & Experience

  • Competent user of Excel
  • Qualified or Part Qualified CIMA / ACCA or equivalent
  • Financial Modelling Skills
  • Good Analytical skills
  • Understanding of relevant commercial disciplines
  • Good relationship management and influencing skills
  • Good organisational skills
  • Ability to assimilate information
  • Good communications skills – written and verbal
  • Agresso knowledge desirable

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