Financial Analyst

 

We are seeking to hire a graduate Finance Analyst to be based in our Head Office in London on a fixed term basis. 
The Finance Analyst will be a Member of the Digital Direct to Consumer (D2C) regional team and provide finance support for the business.

The Role

Reporting to the Senior Finance Manager, key responsibilities will include:

 

  • Digital Direct to Consumer Finance support
    • Providing information and analysis to support decision-making for the Company regional teams and territories, including regular reports and bespoke ad hoc analysis
    • Business partner for the regional team, involved in all areas of financial management for content preparation, technology and overhead.
    • Partnering with team to increase knowledge of the financial processes (suppliers, sourcing, T&E)
    • Preparation of budgets and forecasts to roll up into Digital D2C P&L
    • Supporting the transfer pricing policy and liaising with Lines of Business providing content for the service
  • Quarter and Year-end Close process lead
    • Key contact for shared service teams, local territory Finance teams, central Finance team leading communication of timelines, deliverables and objectives.
    • Work with controllership teams to deliver quarterly accruals, consolidation of D2C P&L and forecast variance explanations.
    • Maintain capital expenditure modelling
  • SAP / Cognos systems lead: implementation of systems, uploads financial data in systems
  • Determine of accounting treatment and reporting alignment between Lines Of Business and territories and provide clear guidance on coding
  • Participation in building detailed models to improve processes.


About You

Suitable candidates will ideally possess the following skills and experience:

 

  • University educated with excellent academic record (or equivalent proven work experience)
  • ACA or CIMA qualified, but not necessary
  • Strong demonstrable accounting and analytical skills
  • Proven experience of SAP
  • Interest in Media / Broadcast industry
  • Excellent proven excel skills including modeling
  • International candidates are welcomed to apply, we do consider to offer sponsorship to all qualified international candidates


 

Location: London

Salary:£30,000.00/year

Financial Planning Specialist

 

We are looking for a talented Financial Planning Specialist to join our rapidly growing team. The Financial Planning department provides regulated advice to clients and prospects on areas of business such as pension transfers, bond surrenders, investment taxation and structure suitability. The advice can be in the form of written recommendations or through verbal communication directly or indirectly with the clients and prospects.

Job Summary:

Assist in all aspects of Financial Planning Team’s operations, including but not limited to, following up with 3 rd party providers, helping prepare transfer paperwork, entering pension and investment bond data into proprietary software, conducting analysis of prospective clients’ existing holdings, and formatting and producing recommendation materials. The position entails handling of confidential and proprietary material.

 

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Follow up with pension and investment bond providers to ensure we have all information necessary to complete a recommendation
  • Input plan information into internal database
  • Formatting pension recommendations
  • Gather performance and fee information on prospective clients’ existing holdings within their pension and/or investment bonds
  • Request and complete external pension and investment bond transfer/surrender paperwork in line with proposed transfer methods
  • Communicate with external SIPP administrators for ongoing and ad hoc operational requests
  • Gather performance and fee information on prospective clients’ existing holdings within their pension and/or investment bonds
  • Other research to facilitate the recommendation such as Morningstar portfolio mappings, tax wrapper analysis for bond surrenders, illustrations and critical yield analysis
 

Qualifications:

  • University Graduate or equivalent combination of education/experience
  • Experience with financial planning principles or pension specific exams preferable
  • Extremely attentive to detail
  • Good oral and written communication skills
  • Highly self-motivated
  • Flexible, can multi-task and cope with changes in workload day-to-day and intra-day
  • Ability to meet several intra-day deadlines
  • Self-starter
  • Ability to work in a dynamic team environment

 

Salary: £31,000.00 /year

Graduate Trainee

 

As part of the Chief Executive's office you'll be supporting our Chief Executive, leadership team and Board members to stay up to date on and analyse key policy issues. You'll form an important part of the strategy and policy function at Peabody, helping to shape the way we respond to changes in our external operating environment. There will be the opportunity to learn new skills in areas such as business planning, strategy, project management and research; as well as build your knowledge of the housing and charity sectors.

The successful candidate will have good attention to detail, be confident and resourceful and willing to learn and grow. You'll be using your excellent interpersonal skills to work with teams across Peabody and communicate with senior colleagues.

This is an opportunity to bring your academic and other experience to a graduate trainee role where you can make a real difference to the lives of people in London. In return you will be gaining valuable public policy and research skills at the heart of one of the country's oldest housing associations. This is a 2 year fixed-term contract.

 

Knowledge/Experience/ Skills required

Essential:

·       Excellent written and oral communication skills

·       Customer-focussed with proven interpersonal skills

·       Proven ability to work independently, take the initiative, and make decisions

·       Proven research skills and the ability to work on different pieces of work simultaneously

·       Proven ability to work under pressure/to short deadlines

·       Experience of Microsoft Word, Excel, Powerpoint and Outlook

·       An interest in the housing sector or related area

 

Salary: £31,000.00 /year

Graduate Sales and Events Coordinator - London 

Luxury weddings, conference and events venue in North London are currently recruiting for an energetic and lively graduate to join our sales and events team.

The primary objectives of the role are to create a positive reputation for the venue, create sales, and maintain positive relationships with prospective, clients, current clients and suppliers. You are responsible for meeting a monthly and annual sales target by responding to all in-coming enquiries to the events team, writing proposals, meeting clients, converting viewings into bookings and co-ordinating all details relating to the event. You are responsible for meeting a monthly sales target.

You will be trained on event management. Function sheets will need to be prepared for each event held at the venue with full details of all suppliers, timings, guest numbers, catering, table plans and client requirements for the day. On occasion, in particular if the client has taken an in-house catering package, you may be required to actively manage the events.

Some pro-active sales activity will need to be conducted, including cold calling and activity via website and social media.

THE CANDIDATE

The ideal candidate should be a hardworking individual with at least a 2:1 degree, and a passion for working in weddings and events, in particular ethnic weddings, such as Asian, Turkish, Jewish and African weddings. You should be versatile and able to adapt to a multitude of tasks and challenges. You should be motivated and outgoing, as well as demonstrate friendly client and team interaction skills.

Any language skills, particularly in any of the following languages would be highly beneficial: Hindi, Urdu, Bengali, Chinese, Gujurati, Panjabi, Turkish, Hebrew

MAIN DUTIES:

In-coming enquiries

  • To respond quickly and efficiently to all in-coming sales enquiries, by telephone and email, preparing brochures and emails as required
  • To follow up all enquiries, preparing proposals where necessary, and facilitating showrounds with potential clients to show them our facilities
  • Contracting bookings and liaising with accounts to raising invoices / payment schedules
  • Co-ordinating details for the client, including food and beverage, AV equipment, entertainment, themes and sundry items from a list of Meridian Grand’s approved supplier list.
  • Promotion of our facilities to new and existing clients through a pro-active approach to sales
  • Promotion of our venue through live feed on website and social media, including Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Pinterest and Snapchat, as well as any other new medium
  • Responding to and co-ordinating all internal meeting requests
  • Assisting in implementing the sales strategy as set by the Sales manager in association with the in house caterers; including strategies for encouraging repeat business and up-selling with sundry services
 

Event Coordination

  • To produce fully comprehensive function sheets
  • On occasion to manage events by briefing security and staff at the beginning of the event, looking after needs of the client and ensuring each member responsible for executing the relevant part of the running order does so in a timely and professional manner.
 

Administration

  • To ensure all inquiries get logged onto events software
  • To ensure all proposals get filed correctly
  • To liaise at all times with all team members and work as a team to reach targets set by the Sales Manager
  • To encourage repeat business by networking with current clients and their family members
  • To provide input and ideas into marketing initiatives and subsequently promote these initiatives and monitor responses

Job Type: Full-time

Salary: £31,500.00 /year

Accounting Assistant

 

An ambitious digital startup is looking for someone who is self-motivated, detail oriented, number savvy and looking to join a growing team.
The role requires a lot of interactions with all our business departments and is a great opportunity to optimise processes in scale and have an added value in each step of the processes.

Job Description:

  • Work closely with the Accounting & Finance Team to ensure smooth operation of all accounting and finance matters
  • Input accounting data into the accounting software system with speed and accuracy
    Support the Accounting & Finance Team by inputting ledgers into sales and purchases from source documents
  • Matching invoices to statements and purchase orders to invoices
  • Assist in the production of financial statements and applications, preparation of spreadsheets, reports and correspondence as required
  • Plan, organise and manage own workload to ensure your contribution to the company’s monthly financial reporting process is achieved in a timely and accurate manner
  • Ensure swift payment of invoices Assist in resolving any accounting & finance related queries Provide support as needed to other departments

Requirements for the role:

  • Accurate with excellent attention to detail
  • Strong computer skills, fully conversant with all relevant software applications (MS Office, Word, Excel, etc.)
  • QuickBooks experience desirable but not essential
  • Excellent verbal communication skills and a professional telephone manner
  • Able to use own initiative and demonstrate a common sense approach to office duties
  • Self-motivated and able to work independently and as part of a team
  • The ability to remain calm under pressure and remain professional at all times
  • Able to multi-task and demonstrate strong time-management skills
  • A willingness to take on new tasks
  • Previous accounts experience desirable

Starting salary £800 per month whilst in training, to be increased upon probation completion

Job Type: Full-time

Salary: 33,000.00 /year

Financial Controller (Graduate required)

Financial Accounting and Management Information (FC) will be responsible for the management and delivery of all processes and procedures relating to the financial and management accounting functions. 

The Role reports to the Finance Director and has line management responsibility for the financial accounting team. The FC works closely with other finance colleagues and Senior management and partners within the region and Firm-wide. 

The Role 

The role delivers the operation of the financial accounting function which includes the provision of management information; budget preparation and consolidation and the preparation of statutory accounts. 

The detailed responsibilities include: 

  • Management of the financial accounting team, including prioritization of objectives and development of the team and individual members
  • Delivery of high quality management information to support decision making. This will include production of monthly consolidated financial statements, quarterly and annual reporting and KPI’s and adhoc information as required
  • Management of processes and procedures to ensure the quality and integrity of data and information
  • Development and implementation of financial procedures
  • Cashflow planning
  • Bank loan covenant head room reporting
  • Reporting on the impact of FX movement on the financial results
  • Management of processes and procedures to ensure the correct treatment of partner remuneration in statutory accounting entities
  • Management of the annual statutory accounts for all entities and liaison with auditors
  • Ensuring sound financial controls are in operation in the local offices
  • Analysis of expenditure variances, including staff costs
  • Maintenance and development of inter-office settlement and reconciliation processes
  • Management of processes and procedures relating to VAT and other sales tax issues within the LLP
  • Management of the reforecasting processes
  • Input to Firm-wide projects and developments, particularly P2020 projects and the implementation of the global practice management system
  • Development and implementation of process improvements within London and across the LLP

 

Skills and Experience Required 

  • Qualified Accountant with strong post-qualification experience gained in a financial control context
  • Experience of working in a complex, international environment is essential.
  • Experience of gained in a professional services environment or legal practice environment is desirable
  • Experienced user of Microsoft Excel including advanced functions
  • Proven ability to develop innovative but practical solutions to issues and challenges
  • Demonstrates a proactive approach with a real desire to develop new approaches to problems
  • Strong communication skills, able to present information in a compelling way to a variety of audiences
  • Deep team leadership experience including leading through times of change, able to motivate and inspire teams to develop and grow
  • Clear influencing and persuasion skills, able to influence senior stakeholders 

 

Salary : £31,000.00/year

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