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Financial Analyst

  • Location: North Yorkshire, Harrogate
  • Salary: £30000 - £35000 per annum + great company benefits
  • Job type: Permanent
  • Ref: 16890289
  • Recruiter: Leeds Office
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An opportunity has arisen to become part of a successful business that makes a significant difference to peoples lives. The role of Financial Analyst is an exciting chance for someone with Management Accountant experience to take that next step, or an existing Financial Analyst to find a business with excellent progression and development paths to choose.

Key responsibilities

  • To support the Finance Business Partner in the development and rollout of business partnering across the group.
  • Assist with consolidated group reporting with meaningful commentary with a strong operational focus
  • Develop strong relationships with Care Home managers
  • Support the management of commercial risks from a finance and wider business perspective
  • Assist in the building of business cases to support operational investment decision making

Business partnering

  • Highly effective business partnering and stakeholder management with key profit centre owners to drive accountability, profitability and cost ownership
  • Support improved profitability in Care Homes through meaningful management information and insight
  • Attend Operational management meetings to present financial results, as required
  • Assess and challenge the performance of the profit centre managers
  • Proactively identify, track and manage business risks & opportunities from a finance perspective

Management reporting

  • Maintain coherent rolling forecast and consolidated actuals reporting models which are dynamic and best in class
  • Lead the thorough interrogation of actual results versus planned performance
  • Lead and have a hands on approach to analysis and accounting where required

Facts and figures relating to the job

Working closely with c.40 homes

Budgets & Rolling forecasts

  • Build robust business planning, actuals, budgeting and rolling forecast processes in collaboration with the Finance Business Partner, and Non-Financial managers
  • Deliver timely and accurate dynamic rolling forecasts while setting targets for operations managers

Non-Financial people training

  • Train and support Non-Financial people to understand financial analysis in support of the business partnering approach

Key challenges

  • Mentoring Care Home managers to manage their financial results
  • Travel to attended Care Homes to attend meetings and understand the dynamic of the operational delivery

Key measures

  • Balanced Scorecard metrics, including EBITDA and Working capital

Person specification

  • Newly or Part Qualified accountant (CIMA/ACCA/ACA) (preferred)
  • Minimum 2 years management accounting experience
  • Excellent Stakeholder management skills
  • Previous experience in the Care Homes sector (desirable)
  • Strong Excel modelling skills (advanced skills)
  • Strong attention to detail, with good analytical and investigative skills

Pro-active and ability to work effectively on their own initiative

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