Professional Services Recruitment

Financial Forecasting Analyst - Edinburgh

£45,000 - £50,000 - Financial Services - Accountancy & Finance
Ref: 1801 Date Posted: Wednesday 28 Apr 2021
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Wilkinson & Associates is partnering with a global FinTech group in Edinburgh to help source a Financial Forecasting Analyst. The Financial Forecasting team is responsible for establishing, managing, and maintaining financial forecasts across the rapidly growing business.

The position requires a qualified accountant with strong communication skills. Ideally, you will have strong technical ability and experience in working in a fast-paced environment. You should be organised and self-motivated, committed to a high standard of work.

This is an exceptional opportunity for an analytical minded individual with a desire to succeed in an evolving business environment.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Maintaining various Excel forecast models and managing data inputs from relevant financial systems and reports
  • Analysing monthly ledger data to identify variances to forecast and to highlight any potential risks or opportunities
  • Preparing ad-hoc reports or analysis to assist with management decision making
  • Providing business partnering support to the wider business, including to relevant budget holders and senior management
  • Serving as a point of contact for general budget/forecast enquiries from the wider business

Required Skills & Attributes:

  • Qualified accountant
  • Excellent working knowledge of Microsoft Excel with fluency in advanced formulas and functions, experience of Excel modelling would be beneficial
  • Strong analytical skills with the ability to interpret data and provide meaningful insights
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Experience working in a fast-paced environment with the ability to adapt quickly to evolving business requirements
  • Ability to manage own workload effectively to meet deadlines
  • Commercial outlook, willing to use initiative and think laterally to get things done