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Senior Financial Analyst

  • Job reference: 924168
  • Location: Berkshire
  • Salary: Negotiable
  • Job type: Contract
  • Sector: Finance, Life Sciences
  • Date posted: 04/03/2019

Orion Group are recruiting a Senior Financial Analyst on behalf of our Multinational Medical Device Client based in the Berkshire area on an initial 6 Month contract.

1. Job Purpose

· To provide finance support and business partnering for Finance Corporation activities in Europe.

2. Dimensions

· One of 7 Analysts in the Finance UK Team.

· Total Department based in UK approximately 22 heads.

· Management of Part Time Analyst (Based in Germany)

· Work with finance partners within the Finance Corporation based in the UK, Germany and United States of America.

· Work closely with German Tax COE, GFS, PWC (Audit/Vat) and key stakeholders for adhoc projects.

3. Main Responsibilities

· Management of Part Time Analyst (based in Germany)

· Monthly close responsibilities include profit & loss preparation, balance sheet reconciliations, journal entries, capital expenditure analysis and reporting for German legal entity.

· Responsible for timely financial forecasts and submissions.

· To support the German Country Tax Centre with the preparation of LR Exhibits, Vat reporting and Germany / Italy Statutory accounts.

· Involvement in/driving standardisation, process improvement & sharing best practice.

· To assist with the annual PWC external audit and internal audit (currently every three to five years).

· Proactively contribute to maintaining and improving a strong internal control environment e.g. understanding SOPs and updating as necessary, identifying risks and proposing potential solutions.

· Promote & support financial awareness and education for business partners.

· Proactively take responsibility for personal development.

· Contribute to or lead projects both in finance and across functions.

· Compliance with Records Retention rules and HCC/HCBI/IAPP requirements.

· Ad hoc tasks & analysis as required.

4. Organisation Chart

(Showing job titles and reporting lines of the job holder, job holder's immediate manager, peers and subordinates)

· Reports to Finance Manager.

· One direct report.

5. Knowledge / Experience / Skills required

· Qualified with professional Accountancy body (e.g. CIMA, ACCA) with min 4 years post qualified experience.

· 5 years relevant experience working with a finance department.

· Fluent in German language preferred but not essential.

· Strong interpersonal & communication skills, with an ability to influence people at all levels.

· Attention to detail.

· Highly motivated and proactive.

· Experience of SAP/ Ariba

· Advanced spreadsheet skills.

· Ability to contribute and work effectively as part of a team, taking the lead where necessary.

· Methodical approach with a commitment to accuracy & timeliness of analysis.

· Strong continuous improvement mind set.

6. Assignment and Planning of Work

· There will be extra demands around the month end and quarterly close and reporting deadlines.

· An ability to adjust to changing timetables and short lead times is frequently required.

· Considerable planning, management and involvement is required for each year end close.

· Sarbanes-Oxley requirements / audit timings will dictate work patterns.

· As an integral member of UK finance team there is a requirement to be involved in projects and the implementation of new initiatives.

7. Other Working Relationships

· Treasury

· Tax COE

· GFS (Prague)

· Finance Community at all levels across all regions

· Project Members / Stakeholders

Our role in supporting diversity and inclusion
As an international workforce business, we are committed to sourcing personnel that reflects the diversity and values of our client base but also that of Orion Group. We welcome the wide range of experiences and viewpoints that potential workers bring to our business and our clients, including those based on nationality, gender, culture, educational and professional backgrounds, race, ethnicity, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, disability, and age differences, job classification and religion. In our inclusive workplace, regardless of your employment status as staff or contract, everyone is assured the right of equitable, fair and respectful treatment.