Financial Analyst - Edinburgh

Industry & Commerce - Accountant (Qualified)
Ref: 3241 Date Posted: Monday 23 Mar 2020
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An excellent opportunity for a Financial Analyst with a strong commercial acumen for a 12 month maternity contract. This role will hopefully progress to a permanent opportunity as FC for the right person. 

The Company 

A fast paced, growing company on the outskirts of Edinburgh that offers onsite parking

The Role

Management Accounts - Produce significant element of the monthly management accounts and assist the Financial Controller in the forecasting and budgeting of the operational and revenue areas 

Balance sheet -  Maintain monthly reconciliations for the entire Balance Sheet with the exception of Fixed Assets, Inventory and Payroll related accounts

Group Accounts - Process and maintain intercompany transactions ensuring the control accounts balance every month

Overhead Analysis - Accurately record, monitor and challenge Budget Holders to ensure overhead operational and staff spend is kept under control 

Costings -  Assist Financial Controller in preparation of accurate and timely product costings in response to requests from Sales and Marketing

Insight Analysis  Provide insight and analysis to support decision making and deliver learnings for the business. Areas of analysis include promotional spend, marketing investments, product tail analysis and customer and export profitability

Sales forecasting - Liaise closely with Sales colleagues to regularly update the rolling sales forecast (MRP) and prepare /upload the formal sales forecast and annual sales budget into the ERP system. This forms the basis for production planning

Statutory Accounts - Assist the FC and FD in the preparation and audit of the statutory accounts

Deputise for the Financial Controller when required and other duties as requested by Financial Controller or Finance Director.

The Person

  • ​We are seeking a dynamic individual with a can-do attitude, who has the ability to challenge and support the commercial functions. You must be able to drive change and be able to interact with senior management. 
  • You must have experience of working with ERP systems and have very good excel skills.
  • Ideally a Qualified Accountant although QBE will also be considered.