Finance Analyst – Finance – Bristol
Working as part of the core Management Accounting team providing reporting, analysis and assistance to the wider finance team.
An interesting role giving the successful candidate a great opportunity to create a range of Management Information (MI) reporting templates and respond to ad hoc requests for targeted analysis from stakeholders around the business (including Managing Directors).
Role: Finance Analyst
Hours: Full time
Vacancy Reference: 427-BBL
Providing analysis and support as required to the Management Accounts team and senior finance members.
Working with the Finance Planning & Analysis Manager (FP&A) to overhaul existing processes and set up a suite of reports and processes to support the month end reporting process.
Setting up monthly KPI reporting which is reliable and efficient, from available data within the Financial and HR systems. This will cover billing, WIP, open debt, matters opened, and more. Initially, this will be through setting up new Excel models and eventually assisting with the implementation of a new Financial Reporting system.
Providing ad hoc financial analysis across the 20 fee earning teams and 8 overhead budgets as requested by the Financial Controller and Finance Director as well as responding to requests from across the business.
Assisting with the review of financial results to identify risks and opportunities within the business that merit further analysis or action.
Providing support to the Financial Operations Manager through running required reports within the system and/or designing new reports from available data.
Providing support to the Finance Manager and FP&A Manager when they are producing, supporting and collating budgets and forecasts.
Assisting with the implementation of a new Financial Reporting system, from design and mapping requirements through to implementation in order to support the wider management accounting team.
Other team responsibilities:
Provide ad-hoc support to other members of the management accounting team, helping to cover holidays, absences or busy periods including:
- Setting up, reviewing, authorising bank payments;
- Preparing month end journals and reconciliations;
- Processing purchase invoices onto the system and sending for authorisation; and
- Checking and processing expense claims.
It is an integral part of this role that you comply with data security and all firm policies and procedures.
You will be joining an ambitious and supportive team which is determined to provide the best possible results for the firm and its people.
You will hold a full Accountancy Qualification- CIMA / ACCA preferred.
Essential to this role is an understanding of how best to set up Excel models balancing the need to ensure that they are efficient to use, up to date, as well as easy to handover to other members of the finance team to maintain. Therefore, you will have advanced skills in Excel (specifically, Index/Match, VLookup, HLookup, Sumifs) and experience in creating/running reports which require accuracy and the ability to verify outputs. Experience using SQL would be an advantage however, not essential.
It’s desirable that you will have experience working in professional services or similar environment.
You will be able to demonstrate innovative and creative solutions to problems based upon your analytical expertise and be someone who shows initiative, drive and excellent organisation skills. You will be an excellent communicator who enjoys helping and working alongside others.
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