Assistant Finance Analyst

  • Location

    Pontefract, West Yorkshire

  • Sector:

    Accountancy & Finance

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  • Salary:

    £25000 - £28000 per annum

  • Contact:

    Mathew Kaye

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  • Published:

    12 months ago

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My client are a large business with over 100,000 employees globally. The company are listed on the New York Stock Exchange.

They have a sales site in Pontefract and now have a vacancy that comes with study support, for an ambitious assistant management accountant that is either degree qualified or maybe studied AAT.

As you will support with reporting to both internal and external budget-holders you will need good communication.

Your role will be extremely varied with duties such as preparation of forecasting, supporting sales and commercial teams with commercial analysis (margins / costs etc.)

Key responsibilities;

*Responsible for the preparation and analysis of mid & end of month forecasts and the monthly/yearly financial results.
*Assist with the budget preparation process as directed for sales, production and distribution.
*Use knowledge and expertise of Microsoft Office packages, Business Objects and SAP to aid all areas of the business.
*Development and maintaining of Priority Controls and account reconciliations.
*Key point of contact for Lubricants financial contracts. Ensuring correct handling on SAP including annual and quarterly reconciliations.
*Ensure that ad-Hoc information and analysis is developed as required to support the achievement of the company's strategic and business goals.
Internal Reporting:
*To produce, analyse and interpret information at summary and detailed level covering sales, pricing and profitability performance for all key accounts.
*To provide support to Sales Managers and Area Business Managers regarding volumes, margins and delivery costs by way of monthly reports over varying timeframes including analysis of sales, margins and profitability by channel, customer and product and performance comparisons to budget.
*Develop, maintain and distribute cost centre reports to budget holders showing comparison to budget per month and YTD, investigating discrepancies where required. Provide support to Senior Management team in order to highlight areas of variance over budget and assist with investigation.
*Assist in the refining of rebate reconciliations of SAP to contracted agreements.
*Develop and formalise Product pricing trends.
External Reporting:
*Regular forecast, budget and monthly account preparation for submission to Head Office finance teams.
*Management of aged debt through the production of detailed account reconciliations.
*Reviewing of customer performance against contracts.
About the Job Dimensions
A member of the Business Planning team reporting to the Finance and Customer Services Manager; Key contact for Head Office (Euston/Paris) Finance teams. Working closely with other Lubricants departments the Financial Analyst is primarily responsible for the financial controls and production of management information in support of the business.
About the Context and Environment
*The position is a front line business liaison role with responsibility for the production, analysis and agreement of management information within Total Lubricants. A high degree of contact with the Management team is a fundamental part of the role.
*A good knowledge of the business and the technical systems and procedures used within the company is required in order to be able to fully understand and analyse the results produced.
*In the absence of the Senior Finance Analyst certain responsibilities of that role will be delegated to this position.

About the Accountabilities

*To the Senior Finance Analyst and Finance & Customer Services Manager for all aspects of the role.
*To the Management team for delivery of timely business performance information, annual budgets, forecasts and other ad-hoc financial reporting.

For more information please contact Mathew Kaye at Sewell Wallis.

Sewell Wallis acts as an employment agency for permanent recruitment and an employment business for the supply of temporary workers. As part of our recruitment process, we will retain your CV for a period of one year to enable us to consider you for future roles. After this period your CV will be deleted.