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Financial Analyst

Financial Analyst– Lincoln £28k – £32k + bonus + benefits. Commutable from Lincoln, Newark, Grantham, South Nottingham. To be responsible for the development, control & delivery of the reporting & analysis requirements of the business unit. To perform in-depth analysis for the accounts receivable management & to drive the execution of meticulous and exact analysis of existing strategies and best practice and propose new initiatives and solutions for improving performance. To ensure the MI information needed is being captured & to proactively work to ensure the continual evolution of all working tools & data to eliminate ineffectual activities which impede cash conversion. To supervise payment activities across the ledgers and provide support where necessary. To keep updated with current regulations to ensure compliance in respect of external regulatory requirements. Competitive Salary. Company Bonus. Great Benefits. Positive company culture. Chance to work for an award winning team and business.

The Role

  • To produce reporting and statistical analysis for the Credit & Collections function
  • Application of expertise in the production & maintenance of specialist tools and techniques to include Excel dashboards, Macros and VBA.
  • To produce visual tools such as graphs and charts to illustrate technical reports and record comprehensible account of ledger position and performance trends.
  • Assist in developing new tools and systems to enhance performance management and quality assurance across a range of services.
  • To conduct detailed analysis and interpretation of financial information to produce accurate forecasting.
  • Evaluate and implement new ways of working for the function in relation to systems and service delivery.
  • Develop & define the parameters for a ‘self-serve’ MI capability.
  • To take part in or lead ad-hoc projects as required including the integration to the new ERP solution.
  • Business strategy awareness and consideration for departmental workflows, policy and process modelling
  • To interact directly with credit control personnel to understand issues affecting cash conversion and to propose creative and innovative solutions.
  • Assist finance with the monthly accounting close process for the Account Receivables function
  • To manage & coach the Banking MI production team, taking responsibility for their work prioritisation, motivation, performance and productivity
  • Accountability for the end to end Direct Debit process ensuring training, support & control
  • Ensure regulatory compliance to both internal and external governance.

The Ideal Candidate

  • Advanced level Microsoft Excel including VBA (Macro) is essential
  • Power BI & Microsoft Dynamics 365 experience would be beneficial.
  • Experience of designing & building dashboards for performance reporting.
  • Financial modelling experience
  • AAT (full or part-qualified) desirable but not essential
  • ERP solution implementation
  • Demonstrable evidence of data interpretation and analysis
  • Commercial acumen with strong analytical, logic and problem solving skills.
  • Experience of risk-based control identification and assessment methodologies
  • Motivation and ambition to progress in a challenging and changing environment.
  • A methodical approach to problem solving and the ability to resolve difficult and challenging
  • Demonstrable evidence of data interpretation and documenting business processes in a progressive environment
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