CLIENT FINANCE ANALYST
The role will be focused on producing and developing management information around divisional and client performance and the utilisation of such information to help drive actions to further improve profitability margins through more efficient working and cost recovery.
Commercial Finance Manager
Preparation and coordination of existing, and development of new, monthly reports for submission as a monthly MI deck to be used in executive meetings.
Preparation and analysis of work-in-progress reports to assist management of WIP & billing for certain divisions ensuring recovery of committed costs.
Support the Commercial Finance Manager with business partnering activity where relevant including provision of analysis for use in client proposals and/or costing decisions.
In conjunction with the Commercial Finance Manager, explore development of new information systems in line with the changing needs of the business. This will include direct and proactive liaison with information users across the business regarding their information requests and needs, and identify and make recommendations for implementing process improvements and efficiencies, as well as improve user access and usability.
In conjunction with the Commercial Finance Manager, continually work towards the provision of ongoing training and inductions to account teams to introduce systems and workflows (or increase awareness) and eventual ownership of relevant:
System capabilities (SAP)
Client contractual obligations
Financial goals including revenue and margin targets
In addition to the above, the job holder may be required to perform other duties, as assigned by management.
KEY SKILLS & ATTRIBUTES
Finance / Accounting degree OR AAT qualification is desirable but not essential.
Confident self-starter with the ability to interact and engage with business colleagues at all levels and adopt a collaborative approach to problem solving.
Career driven with a desire to pro-actively seek out opportunities for self-development (e.g. ACCA, CIMA etc.) and a genuine interest in understanding business operations.
Must demonstrate a positive, solutions-orientated “can-do” attitude.
IT literate with particular reference to strong Excel skills including VLOOKUPs; pivot tables; IF statements, manipulation of data & formatting. Strong experience of PowerPoint also advantageous.
High level of accuracy and meticulous attention to detail.
First class communication skills, both written and verbally delivered to ensure that all audiences fully understand and can interpret the information presented including an ability to structure reports so that they are:
Concise and summarised whilst highlighting issues and maximising impact to enable users to draw conclusions and make informed business decisions and cause action where needed.
Appropriate for the relevant audience.
Highly organised with good time management skills and an ability to prioritise tasks whilst considering the risk / impact of delays.
Flexible to be able to adapt and respond to meet changing agency needs and requirements.
Experience with Financial Accounting software is advantageous but not essential (McCann operate on SAP and DDS).