Finance Analyst in Bourne End

at Spin Master Careers

Date Posted: 7/19/2019

Job Snapshot

  • Employee Type:
  • Location:
    Bourne End
  • Job Type:
  • Experience:
    Not Specified
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Job Description

General :

Reporting to the Finance Manager, the Finance Analyst is to assist in ensuring that reporting is accurate and timely, along with managing the statutory and accounting processes for Spin Master International in the EU market.

The candidate will be a key contributor to the monthly and annual management reporting, forecast & planning processes, working with the businesses unit leaders to enable an understanding of local financial performance and developing consistent, concise forecasts and plans, and monthly variance reporting at a cost centre level.

Specific Responsibilities :

  • Month end journal preparation for general ledger (excluding accounts receivable, accounts payable and inter-company entries) for multiple European countries;
  • Prepare the monthly management accounts and prepare and review analysis files to ensure the accuracy and integrity of the financial and management reporting;
  • Review month end P&L market reporting and sales reports to be supplied to the sales team and management team;
  • Hold regular cost centre reviews with the business unit leaders, and work with them to maintain departmental operational costs within budget, especially marketing and sales accruals;
  • Assist on the budget/forecast submission and by preparation of the overhead budgets, working with the business unit leaders for the countries assigned in the portfolio 
  • Review the month end reports (G&A overhead focus) and comment on performance against objectives;
  • Preparation of the weekly/monthly cash flow forecasts for multiple countries in EU, including variance analyses to previous submissions;
  • Prepare account reconciliations for the different entities on a monthly basis, and review with the Finance Manager;
  • Preparation of Statutory Accounts and compliance with local GAP;
  • Identify and work with the finance manager and other finance team members to improve processes to deliver a more efficient and effective financial reporting and analysis; e.g. Expenses process;
  • Business partnering, supporting local EU management teams in understanding their financial data and performance, including the preparation of ad hoc reports for various directors;
  • Liaise with external tax advisers and auditors in regards to the annual statutory requirements;

Key Metrics

  • Accounting, Forecasting  & Control KPIs cover:
    • Accuracy
    • Timeliness;
    • Process Improvement
    • Compliance
  • Department operational costs within budget;

Job Requirements

Required Skill Set:

  • Ability to work independently, being highly self-motivated
  • Strong organizational skills
  • Advanced Microsoft Excel skills are required;
  • Ability to work in a fast paced environment;
  • An understanding of technical accounting such as IFRS,  GAAP and  consolidations in a multi-currency environment as well as experience of financial reporting;
  • Experience working with SAP and Business Intelligence to a high level 
  • Goal oriented to achieve targets through self-motivation, persistence & determination

 Required Qualifications & Experience:

  • Part-qualified / Qualified accountant with minimum 3-5 years of relevant experience preferably in the FMCG industry.
  • Fluency in English is a must
  • German or Dutch is an advantage