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Finance Analyst

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    £18 - £19 per hour

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    about 1 month ago

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    3 months

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We have an exciting opportunity for a Finance Analyst to join our busy offices based in St Albans on a temporary basis for 3 months with the possibility of an extension. We are looking for someone to start ASAP, working 37 hours per week, at £18.00 p/h

As the Finance Analyst, your main duties will include:

  • Responsible for accounting, budgeting and reporting arrangements for assigned areas of the Council's Revenue Spend and Capital Schemes
  • Producing monthly management reports and variance analysis
  • Reviewing the Full Year Forecast with Budget Mangers and revising as needed
  • Supporting Service Managers and Heads of Service to provide action-oriented commentary in Chief Executive's monthly Board report
  • Highlighting risk of overspend and income shortfalls to avoid financial problems going undetected
  • Providing financial information, analysis and recommendations to areas in order to enable management to make financially sound business decisions
  • Support the Finance Manager (Systems and Controls) and the Team Leader Controls in the preparation of the Statutory Accounts by preparing Year End working papers for assigned and other areas, and assisting with audit questions
  • Producing financial analysis for inclusion in management reports to different user groups - Budget Managers; Corporate Management Team; Cabinet; and Overview and Scrutiny Committees in accordance with agreed timescales
  • Support the development and implementation of systems, procedures and information processes in order to improve the level of financial support provided to the council
  • Carry out systematic bench-marking of council services and operations against other service providers, other councils and key performance indicators in order to inform managers and drive up council performance. Using this knowledge to provide proactive advice and guidance to managers on how best to handle their financial activities.

To be successful for this Finance Analyst post you will need to have/have experience of:

  • Educated to degree or evidence of degree level ability of education through work experience and relevant experience of working in a financial services environment
  • CIMA Certificate in Business Accounting, AAT Level 4 or equivalent professional qualification
  • Very strong knowledge of Microsoft Excel and good knowledge of Word and other MS Office products
  • functions of local government
  • Major issues and challenges facing specific work area
  • Contract management
  • Project working
  • Risk management
  • Financial databases and systems

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