Assistant Analyst (Finance Business Partnering)

  • Location:

    Edinburgh, Scotland

  • Sector:

    Accountancy & Finance

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  • Salary:

    £30000 - £35000 per annum + 40% Bonus* and 10% Pension + More

  • Contact:

    Faith Collins

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  • Published:

    10 days ago

  • Duration:

    12 months

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  • Consultant:

    Faith Collins

We have a brilliant opportunity with an exceptional company who's reputation is one of distinction. Our client is looking to enhance its analysis team with the addition of an Assistant Analyst who will take on budgeting and reporting as well as business partnering with non-finance functions throughout the business on a 12 month fixed term contract.

This is a great opportunity in a fantastic role for someone looking to progress their career, with a business who are unrivaled in their benefits, including up to 40% bonus*

The Assistant Analyst will support with the activities of the Budget, Reporting and Analysis team, with a primary focus on Corporate activities and Departments Support for Cost Administration processes and the improvement of Compliance; assisting Analysts with the review and upgrade of procedures and documentation for Key Controls

The job;

- Budgeting, reporting and analysis
- Assist in the provision of complete and accurate budgets, forecasts and variance analysis for agreed Departments, Corporate Activities and Projects, working to timetables on a monthly, quarterly, and annual basis
- Assist with variance analysis (actuals versus budgets/ forecasts and actuals vs AFEs) are fully explained and communicated to relevant internal and external stakeholders
- Prepare monthly timewriting reviews and facilitate quarterly approvals for Departments, Corporate Activities, Corporate Projects and assets
- Conduct monthly headcount reconciliation and resolve any discrepancies and administer the Finance Master Resource File
- Support the Business Analysts with Cost Administration tasks including requisition reviews, cost coding and timewriting queries, creation of new Unit4 master data; AFE preparation and follow up approvals; Corporate Planner upload to Unit4 and preparation of budget and forecast reconciliations
- Actively assist with the review and maintenance of financial systems, processes and procedures necessary to efficiently and effectively report and analyse activities
- Assist with maintaining Key Controls, updating documentation, where necessary
- Assist with maintenance of policy, process and procedure documents for areas of responsibility and recommend changes, where appropriate
- Assist with training of Executive Assistants and administration staff on budget coding as part of the requisitioning process

The person;

- Ideally part qualified ACCA/CIMA
- Reporting and analysis experience
- Systems and data manipulation skills
- Excellent interpersonal skills
- Ideally previous business partnering exposure

The benefits;

- Up to 40% annual bonus based both upon personal and company performance
- Non-contributory group personal pension with a company contribution of 10% of basic annual salary
- Private Medical, Dental and travel insurance
- Annual employee health-check
- 34 days paid holidays per annum, inclusive of public holidays
- Eligibility to participate in Company flexi time scheme (up to 10 days leave per annum)
- Life Insurance, currently at a level of up to 10 x basic annual salary
- Income Protection Insurance
- Gym and fitness allowance (up to £425 per annum)

For more information please contact Faith Collins

To apply please send your CV, quoting our reference and specifying which website you saw this position advertised on. Due to the high volume of applications please accept that if we have not responded to your application within seven days, your application has not been successful.

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