Finance Analyst



IT, Accounting & Finance
Posted on Thursday, January 25, 2024
The Finance Analyst will be part of the finance function, with a wide-ranging remit to improve the management information of the business, prepare the forecasts / budgets, merchant profitability models and understand the consumer loans performance. The role requires great stakeholder management as it will be the conduit between the data and the various business areas.

A day in the life:

  • Extract data from the Data Warehouse and other sources using SQL and PowerBi to produce insightful and actionable management information
  • Develop dashboards that will enable the C-suite to monitor the performance of the business and aid their decision making
  • Rationalise the current suite of dashboards into a logical, well presented source of great information
  • Understand the historical performance of the consumer loan book, in conjunction with the Credit Analyst, to be able to predict future outcomes
  • Build a merchant profitability model to measure ROA of merchants
  • Work with the sales and finance teams, as well as third parties, to maximise sales and margins
  • Produce the annual budget and periodic forecasts
  • Enhance the financial model to demonstrate the impact of prospective changes
  • Work with departmental managers to improve their financial literacy and controls

About you:

  • Demonstratable experience in an analytical role
  • CIMA or equivalent qualification
  • Experience of managing effective working relationships with multiple internal stakeholders
  • Excellent Excel skills
  • Strong SQL skills
  • Attention to detail
  • An enquiring mind
  • Excellent planning and organisational skills
  • Strong communication skills

Bonus points for:

  • Financial Services industry or Fintech experience
Please note, that this role is based in our Newcastle-Under-Lyme office and will require twice weekly travel.