£27,000 - £35,000

Financial Analyst

Ref: 177| Posted: 4th Jun 2021

Financial Analyst required for a medium sized niche business in Rochester.  Reporting to the Finance Director, the Financial Analyst will have a dual role. The largest percentage of the work will be on business partnering activities surrounding pricing, margin, cost and profitability analysis as well as monthly reporting.  Working with large data sets, the role will extract, manipulate and present the data to the leadership team of this fast-paced business.

Detailed duties of the Financial Analyst include;

  • Cost centre analysis and variance analysis, highlighting risk/opportunity/new ideas to key stakeholders
  • KPI reporting with monthly presentation
  • Interpreting and presenting financial information to non-finance staff, providing a clear picture of the companies financial health
  • Extract, manipulate and drill down into data to analyse budgets vs spent, costs and profitability
  • Margin analysis, looking to maximise opportunity and ensuring expected level of profitability are achieved
  • Adhoc analysis and costing of new business opportunities, maximising existing
  • Assist with accounting activities including reviewing monthly balance sheet reconciliations, spotting and analysing anomalies, making recommendations
  • Assisting with Profit and Loss, Balance Sheet and Cashflow reporting
  • Assistance with VAT, statutory reporting


The successful Financial Analyst;

  • Studying towards CIMA/ACCA (full study support offered)
  • A strong grounding in financial control who has encompassed analytical elements or undertaken financial projects
  • Exceptional analysis experience, able to dive into the detail of large data sets from different sources, spot emerging trends of risk or opportunity
  • Advanced Excel – as a minimum pivot tables, lookups, indexmatch, graphs and ideally PowerBI
  • The confidence to work with stakeholders of all levels, the gravitas to challenge assumptions and offer sound information based on your analysis
  • Demonstrable experience of working in a fast paced, changing environment in rapidly expanding business.  Able to juggle multiple, competing priorities


This is an excellent opportunity to be a Financial Analyst who is the right hand person to the Finance Director, to use your commercial financial acumen to guide business decisions whilst also developing traditional accounting activities.  This role offers the best of both worlds.

Fantastic benefits including full study support, 25 days holiday, free parking and part of an international group.