Finance Analyst

Finance Analyst

My client a Global Leading Media business based in the City of London is looking for a Financial Analyst to join their head office team.

Reporting to the Head of Finance the Financial Analyst will be responsible for:

* Provide financial and commercial support to continuously improve financial decision making.
* Influence and challenge stakeholders on their plans and execution of their plans in order to drive efficient and effective use of budget.
* Work closely with stakeholders to support supplier negotiations and supplier management.
* Lead monthly and quarterly planning cycles.
* Update, maintain and review processes and models ensuring all relevant stakeholders are engaged and up to date on performance and future plans
* Understand and challenge the underlying planning assumptions that support all forecasts.
* Ensure reported spend, both actuals and forecast, is an accurate reflection of activity.
* Identify risks and opportunities to both revenue and costs and make recommendations to positively impact the outcome.
* Analysis of the key metrics and the impact on performance.
* Perform regular KPI analysis across the department.
* Weekly and monthly reporting of relevant costs and balance sheet reconciliations.
* Provide inputs for the production of quarterly performance review packs.
* Main point of contact with Group Reporting for all queries relating to reported actuals, forecasts and budgets.
* Responsible for maintaining and improving reporting
* Work closely with sales and marketing finance colleagues to share best practice and align priorities.

The sucessful candidate will have:

* 1-2 years PQE
* Strong business partnering skills / experience
* Management Accounting and Analytical experience

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