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Finance Officer

Job Title: Finance Officer
Contract Type: Contract
Location: England
Industry:
Salary: £12 - £14 per hour + INSIDE IR35
Start Date: ASAP
Reference: BBBH25448_1610453986
Contact Name: James Norval
Contact Email: james.norval@talentinternational.com
Job Published: January 12, 2021 12:19

Job Description

Finance Officer

Role location: currently home working

Rates: £12 - £14 per hour, 37 hours a week, Inside IR35

Duration: ends 20 April 2021

Deadline: Friday 15th January 2021 Noon

SERVICE REQUIREMENT

Reporting to the Senior Finance Officer and sitting within the wider Financial Planning & Analysis (FP&A) business unit, you'll be responsible for your own business area allocation and will deliver high quality financial MI, analysis and monthly accounting processes. Through doing this you will support, advise and coach your customers, allowing and enabling them to make informed business decisions.

Harnessing leading edge analytical and automation tools (Alteryx, Tableau and Oracle Fusion) you'll collate, cleanse and analyse the data, applying context to inform and advise your customers in the business. You will be a part of an engaged and motivated team with a focus on active problem solving, peer review and continuous professional development.

This is an exciting opportunity to have a genuine impact on both financial and organisational performance.

Job description

Reporting to the Senior Finance Officer and sitting within the wider Financial Planning & Analysis (FP&A) business unit, you'll be responsible for your own business area allocation and will deliver high quality financial MI, analysis and monthly accounting processes. Through doing this you will support, advise and coach your customers, allowing and enabling them to make informed business decisions.

Harnessing leading edge analytical and automation tools (Alteryx, Tableau and Oracle Fusion) you'll collate, cleanse and analyse the data, applying context to inform and advise your customers in the business. You will be a part of an engaged and motivated team with a focus on active problem solving, peer review and continuous professional development.

Responsibilities

* Building and maintaining effective working relationships with budget holder contacts, up to Deputy Director (SCS 1) level.
* Providing budget holders with advice and training on budgeting, forecasting, government accounting rules and resource accounting principles (e.g. accruals and pre-payments).
* Scrutinising budget holders' decisions and assumptions, providing effective challenge when appropriate.
* Delivering timely and accurate monthly Management Accounts and ensuring the correct accounting treatments of journals and other transactions for all business areas within role scope.
* Ensuring accurate budgets and forecasts are uploaded to Oracle Fusion, meeting the monthly Finance Operations accounts timetable.
* Producing clear and robust variance analysis and providing explanations for material movements to finance colleagues (including Finance Business Partners.)
* Working flexibly across the team and shifting direction quickly to meet changing priorities and demands.

Person Specification

You're likely to have a proven track record in a finance environment and experience of the monthly management accounts processes. The experience of your customers is very important to you and at the centre of everything that you do; as a result, you embed a philosophy of continuous improvement into the work of yourself and those working with you.

You have first-class communication and interpersonal skills - driven and dynamic; you build productive relationships with internal and external colleagues alike. You have an eye for detail, ensuring that the accuracy of the accounts is of the highest quality; you also have a talent for making sense of complex accounting concepts and solving technical accounting problems. Due to the nature of the work, we're looking for someone who can be flexible with their working patterns, particularly at month end.

Essential Criteria:

* Experience within a management accounts position
* Excellent communication skills and a confident speaker
* Experience of using data to offer guidance and advice to customers for the needs to the business

Desirable Criteria:

* Familiar with the management accounts process
* Experience of working within a fast-paced finance function
* Working towards/hold a financial qualification (AAT, ACCA, ACA, CIMA, CIPFA) or qualified through experience
* Knowledge and experience in collating and analysing management information reports
* Comfortable using Oracle, Alteryx or Tableau or similar BI and analytics tools
* Experience of delivering high quality financial management reporting
* Familiar with financial systems such as Oracle.

Are you a highly organised, team player looking for a career in a finance? If you are self-starter with great people skills, we'd love to hear from you.

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