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Finance Analyst

Job Title: Finance Analyst
Contract Type: Contract
Location: Berkshire, England
Industry:
Salary: Competitive daily rate
Start Date: ASAP
Duration: 3months rolling
REF: FinAn/TC025_1560962055
Contact Name: Tommy Clifford
Contact Email: Tommy.Clifford@projectpeople.com
Job Published: 4 months ago

Job Description

Purpose & Context

The Technology Finance Analyst - will provide effective and timely financial support, including insightful analysis on key Capex and Opex spend, monthly reporting, budgeting and forecasting, project support and decision support to key internal and external stakeholders. The role will also assist the Capex finance manager with various analysis and stake-holder support.

The Networks & Business Operations Finance team is a business Partnering team which provides financial support to the RAN Network (Radio network), Core Network, Transmission, system support and Business Operation teams.

Full year OPEX budget of c£300m and Network Capex budget of c£310m.

As part of the Network & Business Operations finance team you will provide key contributions to ensure the Capex and Opex forecast is achieved and monthly spend variances clearly articulated. Stakeholder management support is key to the success in the role, and the candidate will draw upon their relationship skills and financial interpretation and presentation skills, to provide guidance and insight to the respective finance managers, programme business teams, and senior decision makers.

Reporting into the Senior Finance Manager for Network & Operations, this technology role provides financial support to the mobile network transformation and operational support business teams.

Stakeholder management support will be key to success in this role and the successful candidate will draw upon their relationship building, financial analysis and presentation skills to provide guidance and insight to the finance managers, and business stakeholders.

The applicant will be a self-motivated and ambitious individual with a pro-active and delivery focused attitude. They will have great attention to detail and take pride in delivering accurate, clear and consistent outputs. They will be capable of managing both timetabled deliverables and ad hoc urgent requests. In a continuously changing environment, a flexible approach and strong interpersonal skills are essential.

  • Support business decisions by delivering budgets and forecasts, tracking of actual spend and variance analysis vs forecasts.
  • Build and maintain key relationships with the UK teams, including commercial Finance, technology business teams, central finance, procurement.
  • Assist finance managers to accurate and relevant reporting where required for Opex and Capex
  • Assist with month end process, including responsibility for journal adjustments to the opex general ledger (accruals and prepayments), key variance analysis, headcount reporting, production of detailed variance commentary and production of cost centre management packs.
  • Assist finance managers in completing month end and forecast packs for Heads of review and central consolidation
  • Monthly balance sheet reconciliation and monitoring including debtor/creditor accounts

Ad-hoc cross functional project support to achieve company plan targets, where required.

Knowledge and experience

Must have experience and skills:

· CIMA, ACCA or ACA finalist or recently qualified.

· Strong verbal and written communication skills

· High level of accountability and desire to drive improvements

· Experience of building relationships with teams outside of the finance function.

· Strong commercial acumen and analytical skills.

· Strong MS Excel, Word and PowerPoint skills.

· Proven analytical skills, showing ability to improve accuracy & efficiency.

· Ability to operate in a demand led, rapid change environment.

· Open and flexible personality to deal with a constantly evolving and dynamic company.

Nice to have experience and Skills:

· Financial support of technology or operations teams

· Higher level of academic qualifications (e.g. degree).

Project People is acting as an Employment Business in relation to this vacancy.