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Finance Analyst

  • Location: Bradford
  • Salary: £23000 - £26000 per annum
  • Job Type:Permanent

Posted 18 days ago

  • Sector: Transactional Finance, Finance
  • Contact: Leeds Accounts
  • Contact Email:
  • Expiry Date: 05 November 2021
  • Job Ref: LCO37078_1633534508

The main purpose of the role is to provide analytical and reporting support to the Finance Team and the wider business teams to aid financial control and decision making in the business for both HQ and Contact Centre spend.

The main duties of the role are to include:

*Ensure accurate & timely month end accounts. To include balance sheet reconciliations - highlighting risks and opportunities. Be proactive in investigation of issues arising. Identify improvements to processes and quality of output.
*Pro-actively work with HQ and Contact Centre teams to ensure spend forecasts are accurate & provided in a timely manner with variances clearly explained. Understand the key performance drivers.
*Schedules & systems for monitoring spend maintained & processes adhered to: For example: PO system.
*Provide finance system (Dynamics AX) support to users across the business, including setting up new users and maintaining the integrity of the purchase requisition process.
*Produce and explain wholesale stock movements and margin for the weekly P&L.
*Look for opportunities to support other business areas and grow experience.
*Provide accurate financial analysis to aid commercial decision making.
*Provide interpretation of financial information to non-finance managers.
*Understand and agree timetable ensuring that stakeholders understand deadlines and expectations.
*Operate models in conjunction with agreed trading KPI's and planned activities.
*Pro-actively work with Budget Holders to review and challenge financial plans, ensuring that schedules & systems for monitoring spend are maintained & processes adhered to.
*Complete relevant templates to other business units to enable operational planning and financial recharges.
*Upload & reconcile total business budgets / forecasts to AX.

The ideal candidate will ideally have the following skills and experience:

*Studying/aiming towards a professional accountancy qualification.
*Retail experience preferable - but certainly some understanding of the challenges & KPI's in managing a retail business.
*Understanding of the importance of the accuracy of the detail that underpins management accounts.
*Commercial awareness - the ability to apply that understanding to the role's requirements.
*Ability to persuade other people to an objective point of view.
*Good organisational skills.
*Ability to communicate written & oral financial information clearly & concisely to all levels of personnel - providing summaries which facilitate a clear interpretation of the detail and enable quick decision making.
*Strong Excel, Access and reporting skills, including modelling and visual basic.
*Ability to deliver to strict reporting deadlines whilst maintaining accuracy.
*General ledger experience.

This is a great opportunity to join a growing and already successful organisation at a very exciting time in their history, with an excellent support and development structure in place for long term growth in the team.

Sharp Consultancy is a finance and accountancy recruitment specialist assisting accounting and finance divisions of businesses in the Yorkshire and Derbyshire area. With over 25 years' experience we pride ourselves on sourcing excellent finance professionals across all divisions of an accounts function, from finance administrators through to senior Finance Director appointments. Please visit our website for more information on accountancy jobs or accountancy recruitment; finance jobs or finance recruitment.

Candidates must be eligible to work in the UK full time without restriction. To apply please send your CV to the e-mail address stated, quoting our reference and specifying which website you saw this position advertised on. Due to the high volume of applications we receive it is not always possible to respond to unsuccessful applicants. Therefore if we have not responded to your application within seven days please note that on this occasion your application has not been successful.