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Lead Finance Analyst

27 June 20222022-06-27
Dundee, Angus/ Fife
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Hutcheon Mearns are supporting a large complex group to recruit a Lead Finance Analyst to join their team in Dundee. A global learning and development service provider, with a world-renowned product portfolio and clients including some of the world's largest blue-chip organisations.

Enabling the Global Finance Team to support the business and operate effectively, the Lead Financial Analyst must be a collaborative and highly skilled finance professional. Duties will include reviewing and reporting the Sales Performance and functional spend, having a key partnering relationship with the Executive Team and the senior leadership community.

Additionally, this role will assist with monthly management accounts, and provide support during the monthly/annual planning, forecasting and budgetary cycle, ensuring minimal disruption to monthly business-as-usual reporting and related activities.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Partnering with the Executive team and senior leadership community on Global revenue performance, with a focus on geographical, channel, Client and Account Manager analysis, as well as detailed cost analysis
  • Drive cost metrics and KPIs, with a specific focus on functional spend
  • Continuous improvement of variance/trend analysis, with associated corrective action planning
  • Drive revenue forecasting as an element of the monthly/quarterly/rolling group forecast process
  • Trusted adviser to the Executive team on key functional spend, including dashboard implementation, KPI analysis and staff cost forecasting
  • Continuous improvement of variance/trend analysis, with associated corrective action planning
  • Drive functional cost forecasting as an element of the monthly/quarterly/rolling group forecast process
  • Drive the reduction of all non-value-add activity
  • Document and formalise finance processes, controls, timetables and responsibilities.
  • Help drive the budget process, ensuring key targets are met in line with the business planning timetable
  • Partner across the business to assist in the creation of the monthly management accounts
  • Contribute to Strategic Programme initiatives as a subject matter expert as required

Experience and Skills:

  • A professional Accountancy qualification (CIMA, ACCA, ICAS or equivalent), or qualified through experience. 
  • A good track record of financial business partnering with executive teams and senior management.
  • Strong Excel skills (complex formulas).
  • Extensive Finance systems experience would be advantageous – Jet Reporting, PowerBI, Microsoft
  • Navision, Microsoft Dynamics 365.
  • Strong experience of working in a customer-focussed environment.
  • Strong interpersonal skills with the ability to achieve buy-in from various stakeholders and collaboration of other team members.
  • The ability to consume/manipulate large amounts of information and articulate back to stakeholders in a clear manner
  • Problem-solving, questioning mindset always thinking about continuous improvement.
  • Organised and able to plan to ensure delivery within agreed timeframes.

This is an exciting opportunity for an experienced finance professional to join an innovative, Dundee headquartered organisation, and be part of their long-term growth plans.