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Operations Finance Analysts

Posted 14/04/2021
£25,000 - £27,000 per annum
Full time

My client is looking for an aspiring Finance Analyst with experience in a FMCG environment. This is open to candidates who are looking for an opportunity to develop their finance career but is a great opportunity for the right person.

This is a great opportunity to move into a great Retail/FMCG company who are responsible for brands who have become household names.

Key Areas of Responsibility:

* Provide management accounting, data management & analytical support to Operations Finance Team.
* Manage data & analysis input for Manufacturing Variance reporting:
* Collate and process data
* Evaluation of data & results to ensure full accuracy & validity.
* Ensure reconciliation of variance results to financial accounts.
* Resolve queries & correct errors, engaging with business stakeholders as needed.
* Maintain & assist in developing finance models to ensure robustness & integrity .
* Assist in production of reporting, analysis & KPIs for Operations Finance.
* Report to agreed weekly & monthly deadlines.
* Support with other Operations reporting and data analysis, financial & non-financial.
* Assist with month end management accounts in regard to overheads for Operations cost centres & associated reporting and analysis.
* Assist with balance sheet reconciliations for Operational accounts.
* Understand and assist Operations Finance & Local Master Data teams with control of standard costs for materials and finished goods in M3 system; ensuring accuracy, availability and timeliness alongside relevant analysis & reporting as needed.
* Support with Local Master Data processes relevant to Finance eg. change control and finance costings.
* Assist Financial Accounting Team with processing of cash & banking.
* Support annual budget process particularly with regard to co-ordination & input of standard costs to M3 system.
* Support wider Trading & Operations Finance Team as and when required with ad-hoc projects & analysis/reporting.
* Provide absence cover for key finance tasks within team as required, specifically cover for all aspects of weekly operational variance reporting.

Key requirements


* Financial / Management Accounting experience ideally with a background in cost accounting
* Qualification level AAT / QBE equivalent
* Thorough & attention to detail
* Ability to spot errors, investigate & resolve in a self-sufficient manner
* IT & technical literacy, specifically Excel with ability to organise large data sets
* Able to organise own workload & prioritise tasks effectively
* Good communication skills & able to speak with people at all levels.


* Studying towards CIMA
* Previous experience of M3 or ERP system
* Experience in a similar manufacturing environment

Oliver James Associates

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