Finance Analyst – Financial Planning & Analysis Job at Markerstudy – in Portsmouth
The finance analyst supports the Finance Business Partner in providing financial information and analysis in order for them to give analysis and insight to managers, challenging their thinking, helping them make more informed decisions and driving business strategy. Their role is to help the Finance BP provide ‘real time’ support and analysis, to be a trusted adviser and to add value that will assist in decision making.
Provide key daily and monthly reporting to the business units under your remit – specifically daily tracker reports and P&L’s by Product or Affinity. Provide detailed analysis and commentary on Business Unit results.
Support the forecast and annual budget cycles by running the detailed forecast models supporting each BU, understanding the inputs and outputs and assisting with the preparation of summaries of the forecast results, highlighting variances against Business Plans and prior forecasts, and documenting the financial impacts of action plans implemented to close any gaps.
Assist in the preparation and review of cost cards for the different areas of the business with the aim of understanding the full costs of all activities, working with the operations teams to highlight specific areas of improvement and model the financial implications of proposed changes.
Provide analysis and deliver insight that links financial reports to business strategies.
Improve the impact, and understanding, of financial reporting on business performance.
Building partnerships and strong relationships with all senior managers and their teams and providing financial support to commercial decision making.
Assisting in the building of financial models, and delivering analysis and insight from them on new business opportunities; providing options and scenarios for business decisions.
Challenging current ways of working, driving efficiencies and cost savings wherever possible.
Assisting with year-end audit, ad-hoc projects, and any other finance tasks as required.
Understand the Company’s Values (V10), Treating Customers Fairly, and Customer Charter initiatives and embed these into daily working activities.
Adhere to all legal, regulatory, information security and compliance requirements and undertake necessary training to ensure a good understanding.
Advanced Microsoft Excel user.
Analytical, willing to attempt to solve complex problems and with a good level of commercial acumen.
Good communication, interpersonal and influencing skills with the ability to build strong relationships and communicate effectively in order to explain financial concepts to non-finance people.
Robust with an ability to remain motivated in a challenging environment.
Part Qualified ACCA/CIMA/ACA, or equivalent
About the Company
Company: Markerstudy –
Company Location: Portsmouth