Senior Finance Analyst- Group FP&A

Location London
Discipline: Finance & Strategy
Job type: Permanent
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Job ref: J4785
Published: 7 days ago
New opportunity as a Senior Finance Analyst to join the Group Financial Planning and Analysis (FP&A) team within an international specialist insurer. This role will be instrumental in providing financial insights, analysis, and support to senior stakeholders within the organization. The ideal candidate will have a strong background in financial analysis, budgeting, forecasting, and reporting, with a focus on driving strategic decision-making as well as exhibit exceptional communication abilities to collaborate with cross-functional teams. Key Responsibilities & Accountabilities • Financial Analysis: Conduct comprehensive financial analysis to support strategic decision making and drive business performance. Analyse financial data, trends, and metrics to identify opportunities and risks. • Budgeting and Forecasting: Facilitate the annual budgeting and monthly & quarterly forecasting processes for the group. Collaborate with business units to develop accurate financial forecasts and budgets aligned with strategic objectives. • Management Reporting: Prepare and present monthly, quarterly, and annual financial reports for senior management and key stakeholders. Provide meaningful insights and commentary on financial performance, highlighting key drivers and variances. • Business Partnering: Collaborate cross-functionally with various departments to understand business drivers, initiatives, and challenges. Provide financial guidance and support to assist in decision-making processes. • Financial Modelling: Develop and maintain financial models to support forecasting, scenario analysis, and decision-making. Continuously improve models to enhance accuracy and efficiency. • Ad-Hoc Analysis: Perform ad-hoc financial analysis and reporting as required by senior management and other stakeholders. Respond to inquiries and provide insights to support strategic initiatives and projects. • Process Improvement: Identify opportunities to streamline and improve existing financial processes, systems, and reporting tools. Drive efficiencies and enhance the overall effectiveness of the FP&A function. Too be successful in the role, you will need to be/have: • Fully Qualified ACA, ACCA, CPA, Chartered Accountant • Strong proficiency in financial modelling, budgeting, forecasting, and variance analysis • Excellent analytical skills with the ability to interpret complex financial data and trends & experience with large datasets • Advanced proficiency in Microsoft Excel • Strong communication and presentation skills with the ability to convey complex financial information to non-finance stakeholders