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Business Analyst

  • Sector: Automotive
  • Location: West Midlands
  • Job type: Contract
  • Date posted: 24/04/2017
  • Duration: on-going
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The Company:
Our Client is a world leading Automotive OEM which is responsible for some of the most iconic 4x4's & Sports Cars produced. Due to the huge demand for current models and substantial investment in future projects there is a requirement for more resources across the business in engineering & manufacturing on a contract basis.

The Role:
The Property team is responsible for the acquisition and disposal of property, the build and modification of buildings and the ongoing management and maintenance of the property portfolio. The position will partner the Property team by supporting the team in adhering to internal controls and procedures, providing financial information and input into strategic and ad hoc business cases. Key Accountabilities and Responsibilities: -Delivery of timely and accurate financial management reporting with relevant narrative to stakeholders to support the understanding of performance and decision making -Ongoing monitoring of project performance during life of projects against approved budgets, capturing risks & opportunities and cost to complete -Controlling the balance of assets under construction and ready for use. Managing the capitalisation of relevant spend ensuring adherence with accounting standards and taking action when events arise that require updating of fixed assets balances -Maintain robust forecasts by challenging assumptions with the business and driving ownership of the numbers -Carry out strategic studies and scenarios in support of non-product strategy in conjunction with the Property team -Prepare reports for presentations to senior stakeholders -Provide financial support to the business for key reporting systems and Business Reviews -Work with Profit Analysis, provide accurate and timely inputs as required into the Business Plan, ensuring any inputs are fully documented, understood and also agreed with the relevant teams -Undertake any other work as directed by their line manager in connection with their job as may be requested from time to time

Essential Skills / Qualifications:
Experience Required:
-Highly driven individual with proactive approach, able to work with minimum supervision and taking full ownership of delivery of output -Flexibility to prioritise and handle multiple tasks with strict deadlines -Strong analytical skills with an eye for detail and the ability to review, challenge and embed key processes. -Strong communication skills ¿ able to effectively interpret and communicate financial data to both senior finance and non-finance customer base
Experience Preferred:
-Strong IT skills, particularly with Excel and SAP -Previous experience within Project Accounting, Business Partnering, Financial Analysis and management of multiple stakeholders -Proven demonstration of a continuous improvement mind-set - able to pro-actively identify and implement process improvement opportunities
Education Required:
Degree and relevant equivalent experience preferred

About Fircroft:
Fircroft has been placing people in specialist technical industries for approaching half a century, focusing on mid to senior level engineers for contract and permanent roles worldwide. By applying for this job you give consent for Fircroft to contact you, via email & telephone, to discuss your application along with future positions and Fircroft's services.

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