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Finance Analyst

  • Location

    St. Ives, Cambridgeshire

  • Sector:

    Accountancy, Financial Services

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  • Salary:

    Up to £1 per annum + SALARY NEGOTIABLE

  • Contact:

    Chris Bicknell

  • Contact email:

    [email protected]

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  • Published:

    13 days ago

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Finance Analyst

I have an exciting opportunity based in St Ives, Cambridgeshire for a Finance Analyst working for a leading supplier of specialist construction materials who distribute throughout the UKL and Europe. Reporting to the Finance Director the successful candidate will provide first class business partnering services to the business budget holders giving insightful and added value information with the aim of improving business performance.

Role Responsibilities

*Ensuring the Month end financial reporting is completed in a timely and accurate manner.
*Liaise with Group Functions, and Central Finance Functions in ensuring the financial performance is robust and accurate
*Understanding and explaining financial performance to the business - "bring the numbers alive" and support the business with the "why".
*Deliver all analysis and financial commentary for the monthly BPR process.
*Support the Monthly/Quarterly forecasts and Annual Budgeting process
*Defining and documenting effective commercial procedures, and initiating change, to ensure key operational, commercial and financial targets are delivered
*Building partnerships and maintaining strong relationships with senior managers and their teams as the go to person for Financial Matters
*Where necessary support, develop and train budget holders with their financial understanding.

Key competencies

*Experience of K8 would be desirable although not essential, although previous use of an ERP system is essential
*Excel, Powerpoint and Word experience required
*Full UK Driving License required
*Experience of supporting sales and margin and or trading functions; ideally in a merchant environment
*Demonstrate strong commercial acumen
*Effective communicator, with evident ability to influence and persuade at all levels
*Comfortable working alongside operational and commercial colleagues
*Excellent relationship building and influencing skills with the ability to work across all levels
*Strong Self Starter with the ability to work "hands on"

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