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  • Job reference: RMS0204722

Finance Analyst

  • Sector: Automotive
  • Location: Crewe, Cheshire
  • Job type: Contract
  • Date posted: 14/01/2019
  • Duration: up to 6 months
  • Time left:
    d h m s
    (25/02/19)
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The Role:
Main Goals & Objectives:
Preparation of accurate and timely Financial information and reporting both internally and externally including preparation of reports.
Responsible for providing financial data analysis and variances against plan (e.g. budget forecast)
Identification of risks and opportunities within plans and forecasts, proposing solutions to resolve
Budget holder review, support and challenge including education to ensure process efficiency

Main Responsibilities:
1. Accurate and timely statutory financial information and reporting both internally and externally
Responsible for delivery of budgets, plans and forecasts data to internal timelines
Responsible for accurate month end processing of ensuring adherence with International Financial Reporting Standards
Ensuring all new business activities are correctly setup in the SAP system to ensure accurate financial reporting

2. Responsible for providing financial data for management
Analysis and variances against latest plan (e.g. budget forecast), with clear explanations of the reasons for variances
Carry out frequent budget holder reviews, ensuring that the budget holder has full understanding of current and planned expenditure
Identification of risks and opportunities and provision/suggestion of counter-measures to compensate for any risks
Timely communication of any risk or deviations to the latest plan to senior management team of the individual functions and senior finance managers

3. Budgetary Control
Responsible for ensuring effective authorisation of all expenditure within budget in line with company policy and legislation (tax and legal). Gatekeeper for the business
Support business customers in budgetary management and control, ensuring risks and opportunities are identified and resolved
Provide educational support to budget holders to support improved ways of working, adherence to process to support overall process efficiency
Ensuring that appropriate financial transactions are recorded in SAP, in terms of monthly accruals and prepayments
Carry out frequent budget holder reviews, ensuring that the budget holder has full understanding of current and planned expenditure, risks and opportunities to budget. Provide proposals to resolve

The Company:
Is a leading Automotive manufacturer with a reputation for outstanding quality the world over. With demand increasing and an upturn in production, there is a need to bring further skills into the business to deliver on current and future projects.

Essential Skills / Qualifications:
SKILLS & EXPERIENCE
* Knowledge of financial accounting processes and skills, gained through hands on experience (systems, transactional processes) with an understanding of how business processes affect company financials
* Up to 3 years experience working within a finance environment
*Ability to process and understand the cause and impact of transactions
*Ability to effectively interface with areas of the business and present complex information to a variety of audiences
*Proven track-record of effective working cross-functionally

PRACTICAL & TECHNICAL KNOWLEDGE
IT skills - Advanced Excel plus Office
Extensive knowledge and experience of enterprise resource planning systems e.g. SAP
Great attention to detail & accuracy

QUALIFICATIONS
Qualified / Part Qualified (ACA, CIMA) or equivalent (MBA)
QBE will be reviewed

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.

Fircroft is registered as a Data Controller with the Information Commissioner as required under the General Data Protection Regulation 2016/679. Fircroft will only process your personal data for the specific purposes of managing your application.

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