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Finance Analyst (6 month contract)

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Recruiter Name:
Parkside Recruitment
Job Type:
Finance, Financial Analyst
£270 per day
England, Surrey
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Financial Analyst (6 month contract)

Working in partnership with a global (household name), who are looking to recruit a Finance Analyst on an initial 6 month contract with a view of it extending.

Key Responsibilities & Scope for Decision Making

Finance Process Management

- Support the delivery of financially accurate information and technical accounting expertise to internal customers on a Pan-European basis on S, G & A area and other various overheads.

- Assist in driving standardized processes and procedures across countries and business groups to deliver efficiency and effectiveness in high volume transactional based accounting.

- Support the third party provider to maintain out-sourced routines in a compliant and controlled manner.

- Support new projects within organization from accounting and finance side, including payroll project.


- Keep integrity of financial accounts in day to day operations (P&L and BS) and timely reporting of complete and accurate financial results in accordance with HQ requirements;

- Co-ordinate monthly closing with inputs from different stakeholders (HR, Business controlling, Platforms and Business groups, Sales and Marketing team, and etc.) in line with the central timetable;

- Responsible for month end closing operations, including preparation, calculation, review and approval of journal postings, various accruals and provisions.

- Support payroll accounting operations and related accruals (bonus, compensated absence, pension schemes accounting and etc.).

- Variance analysis of S, G & A expenses on a Pan-European basis as main deliverable to the management during month end closing;

- Analyze and report on specific queries related to financial accounting and standard reporting from business groups.

- Perform/Review BS reconciliations and make sure all balances are reconciled and validated.

Controllership (Actual)

- Propose journal postings as required for the S, G & A Stream;

- Respond to statutory, tax and audit queries required by the department, Internal & External Audit, Statutory team.

- Support Corporate Planning & Control Europe with the delivery of standardized reporting and timely advises on technical accounting area;

- Support the European branches, business groups and European platform planning processes for expenses and headcount providing standardized data;

- Support the review of S, G & A balance sheet accounts and perform analytical review of it and query anomalies;

- Ensure all finance and commercial activities in the European branches and business groups are compliant with the Corporate Accounting Policies, agreed delegation of authority, Tax / Treasury policies;

- Work closely with the process innovation team to make improvements that balance efficiency and service levels to the front line business; optimize tools and systems to provide automated financial and operational information.

About you

You're of graduate calibre qualified accountant with relevant finance and accounting experience, ideally in a large, complex and multi-cultural business.

Essential knowledge and experience: - A qualified accountant (ACA, ACCA, CIMA or equivalent), with post qualified experience, having trained in a practise/big 4 (preferred) and exposure to IFRS/US GAAP (US GAAP desirable but not essential) reporting,

- Excellent communication skills and experience of working with management / business partnering with stakeholders (essential); - Analytic mindset with skills to deep dive into details and investigations;

- Advanced excel knowledge (essential);

- Knowledge of SAP (preferred).

If this is you, you can look forward to the prospect of developing your career with a very diverse and dynamic business.

Parkside Recruitment Ltd is acting as an Employment Business in relation to this vacancy. Parkside Recruitment is an Equal Opportunities Employer.

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