Senior Finance Analyst

Location: Woking, GB

Job Type: Permanent  

Contract Duration: n/a

About the Role:

The key purpose of the role is to assist the Financial Planning & Analysis Manager in producing meaningful, timely and accurate management information data. As Senior Finance Analyst, you will be integral to the budgeting and forecasting processes and hold overall responsibility for monitoring and reporting on various costs of the business in order to influence decision making at Executive board and Group level. You will also be will be responsible for continuing the development of the reporting suite front end in the Business Intelligence system all with the objective of improving the business partnering of the FP&A Team.

The position reports to the Financial Planning & Analysis Manager and offers contact with all areas of the business, providing the opportunity to present recommendations to the Executive team based on quality management information to influence the future direction and strategy of the business.

Principal Responsibilities:

  • Significant input into the preparation of budgets and forecasts for P&L, Balance Sheet and Cash
  • Improve integrity of budget and forecast process through implementation of robust reporting tools and new software
  • Ensuring Execs and Senior Managers have access to relevant, accurate and good data and reports from the BI system.
  • Continuing developing internal systems and processes to improve data capture
  • Responsibility for understanding variances in non F1 related cost lines including Indycar, F1 Heritage and Overheads and providing Business Partnering to key stakeholders in these areas
  • Manage the preparation of investment appraisals and capex requests within the business

Knowledge, Skills and Experience:

  • Qualified accountant (ACCA/CIMA)
  • Advanced Excel skills & IT skills
  • MS query, SQL an advantage
  • Good analytical skills and attention to detail
  • Ability to prioritise and organise
  • Good interpersonal and communication skills
  • Eager to learn and enthusiastic
  • Ability to work effectively to deadlines

Personal Attributes:

  • Resilient and confident individual
  • Presentable and personable – the candidate must be immediately credible with stakeholders
  • Ability to multi-task and manage time effectively
  • Ability to work within diverse organisations and in challenging conditions

Key Competencies:

Analytical Thinking

  • The ability to think clearly, logically and objectively
  • To analyse work-related problems in an effective way
  • To come to conclusions which are balanced, systematic and rational

Building Relationships

  • Recognising key relationships and making conscious effort to build rapport
  • Establishing positive relations quickly with stakeholders irrelevant of status
  • Demonstrating tact and diplomacy in all professional relationships

Commercial Judgement

  • The ability to review information in a commercial and financially-driven way
  • The inclination to maximise revenues and profits whilst achieving on-track performance
  • To minimise costs and constantly improve business efficiency

Results Focus and Initiative

  • The drive, determination and commitment to get things done
  • To move things forward, achieve, get results and do things better

Planning and Organising

  • Ability to set achievable goals and deadlines
  • Capacity to multi-task over several on-going projects, and able to define priorities
  • Ability to assess work done against future goal and monitor progress
  • Able to adopt systematic and pro-active approach that will ensure task completion
  • Confidence to recognise and deal with arising problems