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Finance Analyst - Financial Reporting

Job Title: Finance Analyst - Financial Reporting
Contract Type: Permanent
Location: Reading, Berkshire
Industry:
Salary: Negotiable
Start Date: ASAP
REF: P/FAFR/SARA_1618935652
Contact Name: Sara Rowe
Contact Email: sara.rowe@projectpeople.com
Job Published: 6 months ago

Job Description

Finance Analyst - Financial Reporting - Permanent - Mobile Telecoms - Berkshire

Cashflow Reporting

Auditing background

A key role within the Financial Accounting and Reporting team that will assist in working capital & cashflow reporting, managing external audits, preparation of annual statutory accounts, monthly balance sheet control. The role will report into Head of Financial Reporting.

The role provides an opportunity to enhance skills gained in accountancy practice or industry finance roles and exposure to wider business. The person in this role will be a qualified accountant and will be expected to have strong technical accounting and relationship building skills.

Scope

Assist the reporting team in preparation of cash flow and working capital reporting which will include month-end reporting along with quarterly forecasting, annual budget and 5 year plan preparation. This is a complex area and requires high competency in excel to use the models and attention to detail. You will work under guidance of senior members of the team, working with various teams within wider Finance to improve the cashflow forecasting process.

Assist the reporting team in preparing a monthly reporting pack for the SMT with detailed commentary on balance sheet and cashflow performance against budget and against KPI's. You will work alongside more senior team members to interact with wider business functions, to understand and explain underlying commercial drivers causing variances against budgets/forecasts and business plans going forward

Own delivery of the monthly balance sheet flashpack and assist in timely completion of month end.

Assist in managing the annual statutory audits conducted by PwC and support in preparation of the annual accounts for the 4 main trading companies.

Support Head of Financial Reporting and the team on various improvement projects.

Responsibilities

· Assist in cashflow reporting every month.

· Assist in the quarterly cashflow forecast, annual budget and 5 year budget.

· Prepare the monthly working capital pack.

· Assist in the external PwC audit.

· Assist in the preparation of statutory accounts.

· Assist in improvement projects in the team.

Knowledge and experience

Must Have:

· Qualified ACA/ ACCA/CIMA.

  • Strong cash-flow forecasting - Will be helping with cash-flow prep - Working across the business - feeding into different models to give an indication of cash-flow i.e. working with Supply Chain to understand how much inventory they might need over the next quarter, working with CTO to look at Capital spend i.e. what is owed to suppliers and when i.e. some on different payment terms etc.
  • Need to have a good understanding of balance sheets & double-entry

· Strong organizational and collaboration skills to coordinate activities across various teams.

· Proactive in identifying and dealing with accounting issues.

· Experience of working in a fast moving, complex and dynamic environment.

· Strong analytical skills and attention to detail.

· Strong verbal and written communication skills.

· Good at Excel and Power point.

· Experience of working with external auditors.

· An engaging individual able to build strong relationships with teams around the business.

Nice to have:

· Working knowledge of Oracle.

· Experience of working in a Group/Parent/Subsidiary environment.

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