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Financial Analyst

to £45,000 + Bens + Bonus

Caldicot   CCR 1185

Increased demands on the finance function of this well established and innovative capital goods manufacturer has led to the need to appoint a career oriented, qualified accountant. This is an excellent opportunity for those seeking a varied and creative role in which to develop both their commercial and business influencing skills.

Reporting to the Financial Controller and working closely with finance and non- finance teams, your overall responsibility will be to develop and improve the analytical capabilities of the business. Specific tasks will involve :- financial modelling; variance analysis of monthly accounts; production of cost centre reporting analysis; reviewing central overhead analysis, together with absorption rates/factory costings; and assisting in developing financial analysis of the company’s performance.
In addition you will also assist in:- reviewing commercial tenders; preparing and reviewing capex requests; preparing budgets, forecasts, and monthly accounts; implementing and developing management information systems; and general treasury/cash management.

You should be qualified, highly motivated, articulate, and have a very good understanding of manufacturing. Strong interpersonal skills are called for, as you will liaise cross functionally and at different levels. Due to the highly analytical nature of the role, intermediate to advanced Excel skills are necessary. Problem solving is also a significant part of the position and therefore the ability to provide creative solutions is a distinct advantage.

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