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Financial Analyst Fixed Term (002275) in London at Inmarsat

Date Posted: 10/8/2018

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Job Description

Primary role purpose:

Acting as Financial Analyst for a number of business units to ensure costs are captured and reported accurately, monthly variance analysis as well as being the primary point of contact for any finance related query.


Job Requirements

Key responsibilities of the position

  • Produce the monthly P&L variance analysis for a number of business units, against budget and actual prior month, ensuring accuracy of recorded costs and raising correcting journal entries where required
  • Ensure timely recoding of monthly accruals, prepayments cost reallocations and other manual journal entries in order to ensure the accuracy of the income statement at month end close
  • Regular contact and meetings with business unit finance managers discussing queries and post month end debriefs
  • Regular review and investigation into all open purchase orders to determine the validity and closure, in conjunction with the procurement department
  • Finance partnering with the procurement department, business unit finance managers and end business users (purchase requisitioners) to discuss & highlight issues, facilitate improvements to the purchase to pay cycle and training on how to use the system / follow the process effectively
  • Responsibility for certain balance sheet GL Reconciliations each month
  • Provide ad hoc service and assistance, reports, commentary or analysis when required to the business and business unit finance teams
  • Other ad hoc work as required



  • Best Value - ensuring that costs are recorded accurately
  • Customer Excellence & Inspired Communications - maintains collaborative relationships across all areas both within Finance and across other divisions responding promptly to queries; excellent communications skills
  • Enterprise Spirit & Solution Focus - must be prepared to work with the manager to develop a strong team ensuring outputs are improved, high standards are maintained and delivered in line with timetables
  • Collaboration - proactively help the team when needed, the manager and other peers. Act as back-up within the team when required


Essential knowledge and skills:

  • Strong accounting knowledge
  • Experience with Variance analysis Actuals vs Budget
  • Analytical skills and capability to identify accounting errors
  • Knowledge of accounting principles and business concepts
  • Thorough understanding of Procure to Pay cycle and transactional steps around this process
  • Good knowledge of an ERP system (highly preferable SAP) / advanced excel skills
  • Numeracy and analytical skills / Attention to details
  • Time management and ability to meet deadlines
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Be prepared to work longer hours for the 5-6 days around month end
  • Part qualified / Studying towards a Professional Qualification (Intermediate to Final stage ACCA/ CIMA)


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