Business Analyst

Job Title: Business Analyst
Contract Type: Contract
Location: London, England
Salary: £52000.00 - £55000.00 per annum
Start Date: ASAP
Reference: BBBH67878
Contact Name: Dora Bagshaw
Contact Email:
Job Published: May 14, 2018 17:54

Job Description

An excellent Business Analyst opportunity has just become available, working for a World Leading Media Business, based in Central London!

Working with the Head of Finance, Finance Manager and and FP&A team this role will also business partner with Marketing and Sales Teams. The Business Analyst will be responsible for a variety of tasks and processes, including reporting on budgets and forecasts and all other associated deliverables.

This is a 12 month fixed term contract, looking to start as soon as possible:

Business Analyst Key Responsibilities:

  • Preparing monthly forecasts
  • Production of annual budget, quarterly reforecasts and monthly reports
  • Analyse actual and projected performance versus plans and forecasts
  • Assist commercial teams in development / enhancement of tools to monitor critical variables driving underlying performance
  • Participate in departmental meetings and provide independent challenge to commercial assumptions through robust supporting analysis
  • Provide analysis relating to potential new business opportunities and ad hoc projects
  • Analysis of advertising and marketing spend by media
  • Market/Competitor analysis; review results compared to competitors
  • Reporting on developments and trends
  • Attend monthly meeting with commercial team and track risks and opportunities for the year
  • Review month end posting and journals prepared by the Assistant Management Accountant
  • Present month end numbers and variances
  • Forecast monthly cashflow
  • Support commercial teams through explaining financial processes, policies and techniques
  • Manage and Develop one direct report.
  • Ad hoc tasks and analyses as required

Key Competencies

  • Excellent attention to detail
  • An ability to review processes with clarity and create efficiencies
  • Drive and enthusiasm
  • Articulate with advanced verbal and written communication skills and the ability to present information in a clear and concise way to both a financial and non-financial audience
  • A proactive and responsible attitude to workload, with a propensity to own the key duties of the role and strive for continuous improvement
  • Commercial awareness and appreciation of the core aims of the business and where it sits in terms of markets, products, customers and suppliers
  • Practical knowledge of relevant computer systems
  • Previous experience of system implementation / process improvement / project management experience is preferred
  • Previous experience of providing analysis and support within a business is also preferred

Other Requirements

  • ACA / ACCA / ACMA qualified (or overseas equivalent), with 2 + years experience working in a similar role

Handle actively welcomes applicants from under-represented backgrounds

PLEASE NOTE: Due to the high volume of applications we receive we are unable to respond to everyone. If you have not heard from us within 5 working days of sending your CV then you have not been shortlisted for the position you have applied for.