The Corporate FP&A Analyst will work closely with the Corporate FP&A Manager to provide financial support for several corporate service cost centre teams. The key deliverables are monthly performance reports, variance analysis and commentary, quarterly forecasts, long term plans and annual budgets. There is an opportunity to improve financial accountability within the organisation by making financial reporting easier to understand and more transparent and accessible to the corporate services cost centre managers. There is currently an increased focus within the organisation on cost reduction and more efficient ways of working. The role holder will play a key role in identifying and monitoring those cost savings with customer teams. The role holder needs to build and maintain trust with their customers by building effective relationships and providing a value-added service. The role holder will be expected to be flexible and independent with the initiative to perform successfully in a rapidly changing environment. Excellent organisational and time management skills are required with the ability to prioritise and balance multiple requirements. *Support the provision of a comprehensive financial reporting, forecasting and budgeting service to identified recipients within the corporate service cost centre teams, ensuring that reports are produced timely and accurately. *Work with relevant corporate service team members ahead of month end close to ensure accruals, recharges etc. are identified and posted. *Meet monthly in a timely manner after month end with relevant corporate service team members to review monthly reporting packs. The review should include a scrutiny of the payroll journal, identification of errors (e.g. mispostings) and should record explanations of variances. *Undertake financial analysis and investigations to support regular and ad hoc requests from the corporate service teams to assist decision making. *Provide assistance to the corporate service teams for the preparation of packs for the Quarterly Business Reviews. *Assist identified corporate service teams with posting budgets and forecasts on SAP. *Assist with the resolution of queries. *Obtain a good overall understanding of the business and an in depth understanding of the corporate service areas so that guidance and insight can be provided to the teams. Establish trusted relationships with customers and become the go to person for advice on financial matters.
Interim Finance Analyst - 2/3 months - start ASAP Based in Basingstoke with occasional travel As part of a key strategic programme the Finance Analyst will support the Process Leads in the design and delivery of the new processes within a new Finance system, NetSuite. This Role will be working on the Order to Cash Process however you may be required to support with other processes. Main Responsibilities: ·Designs and documents the functional aspects of the To Be solution alongside the Process Leads and Global Functional lead. ·Works alongside software solution partners to review the configuration of the functional aspects of the solution, including user defined data and workflows. ·Works alongside the Data Leads to determine the Supplier, Customer and Employee master data model. ·Assists software solution partner to define the business and functional requirements for the integration design. Programme tests the completed integrations. ·Participates in evaluation of impacts of design decisions, including gaps between business requirements and NetSuite functionality. ·Raises issues and risks associated with the Programme and functional aspects of the solution, and manages actions related to these. ·Validates solution during system integration testing. ·Prepares test scenarios and test scripts alongside the Process Leads. ·Prepares training materials. ·Presents the functional aspects of the solution to SMEs during the Build phase, walking through processes using the systems. ·Assists with the user acceptance testing activity. ·Trains the regional/local trainers on the functional aspects of the solution and context. ·Supports the business during roll-out cut-over by addressing issues or providing advice/support to users. ·Opportunity to participate in the support of the functional aspects of the solution during hypercare. Skills, Experience & Qualifications: ·4+ years experience of a combination of the following: ·Working within or closely with finance functions ·Order-to-cash process experience ·Track record of designing new processes ·Process mapping using Visio ·Confident in your ability to learn new systems and to get up to speed quickly ·Eye for detail without losing sight of the overall outcome of the deliverable you are working on Personal characteristics: ·Strong analytical skills ·Strong verbal and written communication skills, along with well-developed interpersonal skills and an ability to relate to a variety of individuals ·Strong personal organisation and time management skills ·Confident dealing with senior stakeholders ·Ability to be flexible ·Ability to self-manage