Finance Analyst - PQ/Finalist

Job Title: Finance Analyst - PQ/Finalist
Contract Type: Temporary
Location: London, England
Salary: £180 - £200 per day
Duration: 6 Months
REF: AF151019_1571158253
Contact Name: Alex Feeney
Contact Email:
Job Published: over 1 year ago

Job Description

The Consultancy Group is currently recruiting for a finance analyst to join an international media business based in Central London. This role will work with the Planning & Reporting Team to ensure timeliness, accuracy and reliability of monthly actual, quarterly forecast & annual budget financial information for Group region.

Responsibilities, including but not limited to:

  • Assisting with the collection of financial information from the businesses within the group
  • Prepare monthly revenue and cost accruals for final reporting
  • Prepare monthly balance sheet reconciliations
  • Support the consolidation of monthly and quarterly actuals and forecast and annual budget financial reporting in parallel with corporate requirements
  • Developing templates for the review of P&L, Cashflow and Balance Sheet reporting for monthly actuals, quarterly forecast & annual budget
  • Collating information for monthly and quarterly supplementary submissions (eg DSO reporting, Foreign Exchange analysis, programming Masterfile)
  • Ensuring consistency and integrity between P&L, Balance Sheet and Cashflows, and that information is presented as efficiently and clearly as possible
  • Making a proactive contribution to progressively improve reporting speed and quality to all stakeholders
  • Assisting with establishing and maintaining planning and reporting processes in respect of new lines of business
  • Co-ordinating and monitoring responses from Europe & Africa finance teams for regular and ad-hoc reporting requirements
  • Supporting Senior Manager and Manager, Planning & Reporting with supplementary analysis and ad hoc requests from regional management
  • Supporting the monthly recharges of European Regional costs to all territories within the region
  • Monitoring the status of actual recharges against budget and ensuring the correct allocation
  • Leading quarter-end and off-quarter intercompany reconciliations including processing of operational transactions and co-ordination of AP & AR
  • Working with Europe & Africa local finance teams to ensure consistent and accurate reporting in compliance with Group policies, local and US GAAP
  • Promoting a robust control environment across the region
  • Supporting local finance teams with Peoplesoft to ensure effective utilisation of the system by all teams
  • Assistance with ad-hoc financial analysis as required for other projects in the Planning and Reporting team.

Person Profile:

  • Part-qualified/Near qualified accountant with solid commercial experience within finance
  • Highly desirable to have exposure of working at an international organisation and within media
  • Excellent team player, who consistently displays a positive attitude
  • IT literate with strong Excel skills and accounting systems knowledge
  • Good interpersonal skills to communicate both within the Financial Reporting team and with a range of people across various countries
  • Strong organizational and time management skills, with experience of managing multiple deadlines
  • Attention to detail and a commitment to accuracy
  • Proactive, with quick understanding of the business model
  • Proven track record and fast learner
  • Use of Hyperion reporting systems desirable