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Business Analyst

Location : Newport
Type : Permanent
Salary : Competitive salary

Primary Purpose of Role:

The role forms a vital part of the UK Corporate Finance team and will primarily be responsible for assisting the FP&A process along with providing data analysis for the wider business. A key part of the role will also be assisting the transition from Oracle to SAP ERP systems and building financial business platforms to support the business.

Key Responsibilities:

Duties will include but are not limited to:

  • Revenue and expense forecasting, scenario modeling, performance tracking, strategic planning and management reporting.
  • Maintaining in-depth forecast models to track actuals and predict future financial performance
  • Balance sheet and general ledger accounting
  • Process improvement, ad-hoc modelling and quarter end close support
  • Partnering with the business team to manage annual operating budgets, track results, expenses, headcounts, and provide visibility to divisional and finance leadership
  • Analyzing monthly financial results, deriving key trends and insights, and drilling down to underlying performance drivers
  • Distilling large amounts of data into actionable insights, leveraging financial and operational database systems

Key Behavioural Competencies:

  • Excellent communication skills with the ability to distill large amounts of data into coherent summarized written and oral presentations with appropriate context for business leaders
  • Exhibits critical thinking and analysis skills
  • Team player with ability to work with cross-functional teams
  • Self-motivated and a strong sense of ownership
  • Strong attention to detail
  • Able to prioritize and manage multiple tasks in a time sensitive environment
  • Comfortable with reaching out to others and working with different levels and parts of an organisation

Skills and Experience:

  • Solid accounting knowledge and ability to apply the accounting principles to work
  • Excellent Excel skills and track record of being able to build complex financial models
  • Experience of Oracle and SAP ERP systems beneficial
  • Demonstrated financial or analytical experience with strong forecasting, budgeting, and variance analysis acumen

Qualifications:

  • ·         Degree level
  • ·         Ideally part-qualified or holding a relevant accounting e.g. CIMA / ACCA
  • ·         Preferably a knowledge and exposure to USGAAP and SOX practices

Position of : Business Analyst, Newport

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