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Financial Analyst - Borders

£33,000 - £50,000 - Manufacturing / Engineering / Production - Accountancy & Finance
Ref: 1990 Date Posted: Thursday 23 Jun 2022
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W&A is working with a global manufacturing business based in the Borders to help source a Financial Analyst. 

The role holder will act as a Finance Business Partner to provide financial leadership to the customer team at the manufacturing site and drive financial performance improvement.  Additionally, you will be responsible for a variety of financial activities, including sales and margin forecasting, analysis of customer profitability, key balance sheet metrics and financial risk avoidance.  

This is an excellent opportunity for a self-motivated individual to work within an organisation with a culture that supports learning and development. 

Key Responsibilities: 

  • Ownership of customer forecasting process 

  • Drive customer profitability, challenge the customer team to mitigate risks and realise opportunities 

  • Using analysis of historical results, quoted margins and projected margins, establish financial goals for the Customer team and identify improvement opportunities 

  • Perform analysis of preliminary month-end customer sales and margins, and help ensure the integrity of the P&L and accounts 

  • Perform analysis of monthly financial results, and report results to the customer team and other site leadership as specified 

  • Provide financial leadership to the customer team and help identify continuous improvement opportunities through lean initiatives 

  • Ensure product quoted margins are maintained and variances are analysed 

  • Identify gaps to quoted and expected margins and drive improvement opportunities with the customer team 

  • Identify extraordinary costs incurred and ensure a recovery mechanism is in place 

  • Understand customer contract terms relative to any commercial implications and help ensure customer and focus factory team members understand and abide by those terms 

  • Analyse Purchase Price Variance and ensure a recovery mechanism is in place 

  • Minimal travel may be required to meet the needs of the business 

Required Skills & Experience: 

  • Bachelor's degree in Accounting, Finance or related field  

  • Professional accountancy qualification (ACA/CIMA/ACCA) preferred, although candidates with demonstrable relevant experience are also encouraged to apply 

  • Decision-making, problem-solving and organisational skills 

  • Advanced verbal and written communication skills 

  • Self-motivated with the ability to work independently and in a team environment