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Group Finance Analyst- Central Activities

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An analyst role within the Group Financial Planning & Analysis (FP&A) team with direct exposure to the Global Financial Controller and the Group FP&A Finance Director. This role provides financial business partnering to the Central Activities business managers through monthly close reporting, forecasting and delivering the budget for over $100m of Central costs and close to 400 employees.


This role works closely with an offshore finance analyst as well as the wider Group FP&A team.



Essential Duties and Responsibilities


  • Own and manage the Central Cost budget process working with functional leaders to consolidate their annual budgets for review by the Global Financial Controller.

  • Coordinate with regional finance teams on the global cost recharges, as calculated during the budget process.

  • Year-end and monthly close responsibility for Central’s cost performance ensuring timely and accurate close, whilst providing visibility to the Global Financial Controller on any risks or opportunities during the close.

  • Finance partner support to functional managers working closely to help manage their cost budgets, including global project support and monthly tracking

  • Monthly cost and headcount forecasting for the division.

  • Facilitate and drive process improvement across all responsibilities



  • Global Finance Controller

  • Group FP&A Director

  • Functional business leaders including Head of Global Internal Audit, Director of Corporate Finance and Managing Director Global Operations

  • Group and Regional FP&A teams





  • CA / ACCA or CIMA qualified



  • Ability to communicate numerical information in an easy to understand manner to senior non-financial stakeholders

  • Knowledge and understanding of technical accounting issues and excellent numeracy and analytical problem-solving capabilities

  • Strong Excel skills

  • Implementing business improvements and efficient processes

  • Decision making and prioritising workload

  • Hyperion and Oracle systems




  • Month end close, budgeting and forecasting

  • Strong relationship builder, with experience of operating in a complex global matrix organisational structure

  • Building strong relationships with diverse stakeholders both finance and non-finance

  • Strong organisation and prioritisation skills in a complex environment

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