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Senior Finance Analyst - Cost Management

Job Title: Senior Finance Analyst - Cost Management
Contract Type: Contract
Location: Reading, Berkshire
Salary: Negotiable
Start Date: asap
Duration: 10 months
REF: PP/CK/FinanceAnalyst_1636736568
Contact Name: Caroline Kennedy
Contact Email:
Job Published: 22 days ago

Job Description




We have an exciting opportunity for a Senior Finance Analyst to join our Team. You will be responsible for the month end and quarterly forecast processing for LGRA and T&O (headcount), as well as assisting with the People function.

The Senior Finance Analyst will work closely with the finance business partners to complete month end journals, prepare WD2 packs including analysis and commentary to enable them to tell the stories behind the numbers. You will be responsible for the completion of balance sheet reconciliations and Schedule F which is used to report to our shareholder. Similarly, the forecasting process involves preparing the Smartview upload files, then building WD2 style reports with commentary and analysis. There is an element of Business Partnering, working with the business and the Finance Business Partner to ensure you are aware of any month end or forecasting changes. Furthermore, you will work with the external auditors to assist with their testing and queries on the areas you support.

As a team, we have been challenging the ways of working and processes to ensure we are operating in the most efficient and effective way. In order for us to continue with this, the successful Senior Finance Analyst will be a critical thinker that can identify the required outputs and help to design appropriate methods to achieve those outcomes. Going forward we will look to embrace new technology and data techniques to further improve efficiencies and you will need to be willing and able to embrace this change.

The Senior Finance Analyst will have the ability to combine/redefine processes with this new technology; this will be vital to the success of the team.

This will be an exciting challenge for someone to get stuck in to with opportunity to make their mark on the wider business.

The successful Senior Finance Analyst must have

  • Qualified Accountant (ACA/ACCA/CIMA) - finalist will be considered
  • Smartview experience beneficial
  • Reporting and forecasting experience beneficial
  • Organisation and prioritisation skills essential
  • Knowledge of business and cost drivers beneficial

To apply for the Senior Finance Analyst role please send your CV to

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