Finance Analyst in Wooburn Green

at Spin Master Careers

Date Posted: 3/13/2018

Job Snapshot

Job Description

1.0 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 Toys UK Limited and the UK 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.

 2.0 Specific Responsibilities :

Month end journal preparation for general ledger (excluding accounts receivable, accounts payable and intercompany entries) for the UK;

  • 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 UK
  • Review the month end reports (G&A overhead focus) and comment on performance against objectives;
  • Preparation of the weekly/monthly cash flow forecasts for the UK, including variance analyses to previous submissions;
  • Prepare account reconciliations for the UK entity on a monthly basis, and review with the Finance Manager;
  • Preparation of the VAT return for the UK
  • 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 UK management teams in understanding their financial data and performance, including the preparation of ad hoc reports for various directors;
  • Liaise with external tax advisors and auditors in regards to the UK annual statutory requirements;

2.1 Key Metrics


  • Accounting, Forecasting       & Control KPIs cover:
    • Accuracy
    • Timeliness;
    • Process Improvement
    • Compliance


  • Department operational costs within budget;


3.0 Reporting Lines

     3.1 The Finance Analyst role reports to the Finance Manager

     3.2 List direct reports to this position: N/A


Job Requirements

Qualifications and Requirements:

  • A Bachelor’s degree in Accounting / Finance or other related area
  • A minimum of 2-5 years related experience in a mid to large sized company
  • Thorough understanding of Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP), IFRS and Knowledge of Statutory accounting principles – an advantage.
  • Experience with Consumer Goods/ Retail Industry preferred
  • Must have extremely strong MS Excel skills + SAP advanced user
  • Strong organizational skills and attention to detail
  • Ability to work independently, being highly self-motivated
  • Ability to multi-task and work in a challenging fast paced environment
  • Excellent written and verbal communication and presentation skills
  • Maturity, professionalism, and high level of discretion are required
  • Strong work ethic with a positive, can-do attitude
  • Independent worker and analytical thinker with ability to conduct research, data analysis and resolve complex problems
  • Fluent English is must


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