Business Analyst

Job Title: Business Analyst
Contract Type: Permanent
Location: City of London, London
Salary: £35000 - £40000 per annum + Benefits
Start Date: ASAP
REF: TV1302BA_1550059415
Contact Name: Taylor Vigano
Contact Email:
Job Published: over 1 year ago

Job Description

Role: Business Analyst

Reporting to: Finance Manager UK

Department: Finance

Salary: £35,000 - £40,000

Type: Full time, Permanent

Key Responsibilities

Budgeting & Forecasting

  • Work with the UK Finance Manager and UK sales team to prepare the bottom up, title based, annual budget and quarterly forecasts for the UK business
  • Assist with quarterly cost centre budgeting for Corporate & shared cost centres
  • Help to prepare the UK budget and forecast packs for presentation to the board
  • Assist in the preparation of the global budget pack for the PRH board


  • Completion of month end processes for the UK and Corporate including reconciliations; preparation of provisions and accruals; and review of overheads
  • Critically analyse the UK P&L and understand variances ensuring accuracy throughout
  • Support in the consolidation of the global monthly management accounts including the P&L and balance sheet
  • Prepare the UK month end pack and KPIs, supporting the UK Finance Manager with commentary for presentation to the UK leadership team
  • Prepare UK KPIs and commentary for inclusion in the monthly Exec Pack
  • Oversee daily sales reporting


  • Assist with the preparation of quarterly customer profitability reporting analysing the performance of key customers in the UK
  • Act as a trusted business partner to the UK Sales, Marketing and PR teams providing commercial analysis as required
  • Support with reporting and analysis for Bertelsmann and Pearson as required
  • Ad hoc analysis and projects as required for the UK Finance Manager and Head of Planning & Reporting

Key Skills & Requirements

  • Part - qualified accountant
  • Ability to analyse, evaluate and clearly report financial data
  • Strong commercial awareness - the ability to see the broad perspective
  • Attention to detail
  • Good verbal and written communication skills
  • Strong Excel skills
  • Knowledge of Business Objects / SAP/ Hyperion /Anaplan would be advantageous