Finance Analyst

Permanent | £40,000 per annum

Sitka is delighted to be working exclusively with this successful and award-winning financial services business based in Cardiff, in helping them find a commercial Finance Analyst. This is a fantastic and rare opportunity for an ambitious and talented part/newly qualified accountant, with solid finance experience and strong analytical skills.

This is a business which puts its people first and that prides itself in delivering first class customer service. As their new Finance Analyst, you will play a pivotal role in supporting the business’s management team so that they can make informed decisions based on the clear and insightful data and information you provide. As a business with big plans for growth they offer progression and development for a career focused individual.

Reporting directly to and supported by the Head of Finance, you will be someone who thrives on new challenges, who is keen to make a positive contribution and who enjoys working in a fast-paced, commercial environment.

The job

  • You will be responsible for analysing financial data and create financial/cashflow models for accurate treasury management and decision making

  • You will carry out financial forecasting, reporting, and KPI tracking

  • You will produce drawdown reports for affiliated financial provider

  • You will take the lead on external quarterly audits
  • Working with relevant teams and departments to make changes to systems and processes, based on findings analysis and make recommendations for improvements
  • Provide reports on financial performance to internal and external stakeholders
  • Carry out analysis of past results, perform variance analysis, identify trends, and make recommendations for improvements to leadership
  • Working closely with the accounting team to ensure accurate financial reporting throughout the group
  • You will spot trends for forecasting and use cash flow analysis skills to aid management in making decisions around growth
  • You will build data and profiles to provide insight into business performance, trends and future potential opportunities
  • Will include mapping data into graphs and other visuals to highlight performance and trends
  • You will Identify and drive process improvements

The person specification

  • Qualified or part qualified accountant or a degree in a mathematical subject
  • At least 3 years’ experience in a similar role
  • Recent experience of manipulating and analysing large data sets
  • Advanced Microsoft Excel skills excellent financial modelling skills
  • Excellent analytical skills
  • Treasury management
  • Excellent communications skills
  • Self-motivated and proactive in offering business solutions and information
  • Ability to work in a fast-paced dynamic environment

Salary & Benefits

  • Salary of up to £40,000 per annum (possibly more for the right individual)
  • Full study support package including financial support and study leave
  • Flexible working; includes working from home
  • Support for continual learning and development
  • Modern state of the art offices
  • Pension


The next step

To apply please submit your CV and a brief supporting statement outlining the reasons why you would like to be considered for the post and how you meet the requirements. Please email this to reference Finance_Analyst_184

At a glance

Job title
Finance Analyst
£40,000 per annum
Cardiff Bay
Date posted
Friday 1st May, 2020