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Interim Finance Analyst

Posted 11 days ago

  • Sector: Accountancy & Finance
  • Contact: Erin Smith
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  • Duration: 6 Months
  • Start Date: ASAP
  • Expiry Date: 22 June 2023
  • Job Ref: JO0000012801_1684850344

Cedar are recruiting an Interim Finance Analyst to join a leading hospitality business based in London. This role will focus on key areas such as KPI setting, cost analysis, and variances against budget to support informed decision-making and optimise financial performance.

The length of this role is 6 months and paying between £400 - £450 a day inside IR35.


KPI Setting and Analysis:

  • Collaborate with senior management to identify and define key performance indicators (KPIs) for various departments and business units.
  • Develop and implement reporting mechanisms to track and analyse KPIs on a regular basis.
  • Provide actionable insights and recommendations based on KPI analysis to drive operational efficiency and financial performance improvement.

Cost Analysis and Optimisation:

  • Conduct in-depth cost analysis to identify areas of potential savings and efficiency improvements.
  • Analyse and monitor cost drivers, variances, and trends against budgeted targets.
  • Collaborate with department heads to develop and implement cost control initiatives and monitor their effectiveness.

Budgeting and Forecasting:

  • Assist in the preparation of annual budgets and periodic forecasting processes.
  • Collaborate with department heads to gather inputs, review assumptions, and ensure accuracy and completeness of financial projections.
  • Analyse budget vs. actual performance, investigating and explaining significant variances.

Financial Reporting and Presentation:

  • Prepare and distribute accurate and timely financial reports, including monthly management reports and dashboards.
  • Summarise and present financial information to non-financial stakeholders in a clear and concise manner.


  • ACCA, ACA or CIMA Qualification
  • Proven experience as a Financial Analyst, preferably within the hospitality industry.
  • Strong financial modelling and analytical skills, with the ability to interpret complex financial data.
  • Proficiency in cost analysis, variance analysis, and KPI tracking.
  • Experience in budgeting, forecasting, and financial reporting.
  • Effective communication and presentation skills, with the ability to convey financial information to non-financial stakeholders.