Finance Analyst

Position information:

Location: Lochside Crescent, Edinburgh

Duration:

Start date: TBC

Salary (range): £24465 - £27011 per annum

Benefits:

Job description:

This role offers a salary up to £27,011 plus an up to 10% bonus, pension plan, colleague discounts and flexible benefits; plus 31 days annual leave and six bank holidays.

Hours - 37 hours per week, Monday to Friday.

Who we are

Business Stream is one of the largest water retailers in the UK and a trusted service provider to over 300,000 business customers. With over 16 years' experience of operating in a competitive water market - longer than any other retailer - we're the chosen service provider for businesses and organisations ranging from small corner shops to large industrial estates.

About the role

As a Finance Analyst you will work within the Financial Control Department on a variety of key finance activities and projects. You will be responsible for ensuring compliance within both internal and external regulations to achieve the business goals and objectives.

You will be responsible for the following tasks;

  • Prepare month end journals, including accruals and prepayments
  • Provide month end commentary during review with finance managers.
  • Prepare monthly management information packs to be used as the basis of a monthly review meeting with each budget holder
  • Conduct management pack meetings with relevant stakeholders.
  • Monthly analysis of reporting of overtime, expenses and travel
  • Carry out review of Purchase Orders against budget and identify areas of under and over spend
  • Support in the yearly business planning process by working with relevant stakeholders
  • Support the interim and year end statutory financial statements
  • Preparation of schedules for the interim and year-end statutory audits
  • Review weekly payruns for accuracy and bank details.
  • Undertake proactive investigation, to develop a better understanding of the business and to provide operational performance
  • Support of any required ad-hoc reconciliations and additional tasks to support the business.

About you

You will have previous experience in a financial role, with working in a management accounting role being desirable.

A proven track record of working with minimal supervision and the ability to prioritise your workload is essential.

It goes without saying that you will have great written and verbal communication skills, as well as the ability to communicate at all levels including with non-finance stakeholders.

You will be proficient in Microsoft Excel and have worked with pivot tables and/or Vlookups.

You will be able to spot opportunities for process improvement and be receptive to implementing fresh ideas in order to stay current with your knowledge.

The benefits

Starting base salary of £24,465 which will increase to £27,011 once your training and probation period are completed. (This is usually around 12 months.)

You will also be eligible for an up to 10% Annual Bonus.

Here's a few of the benefits we offer at Business Stream:

  • 31 days annual leave plus six bank holidays
  • Subsidised on site restaurant and Costa Coffee shop
  • Free 24/7 onsite gym
  • Pension Scheme

Location: Edinburgh Park, EH12 9SE. Great transport links, with buses, trams and train services all close by.

Working Pattern: Monday to Friday, 9am to 5pm (Hybrid)

About us

Headquartered in Edinburgh and employing around 350 people, we provide a range of services including metering and billing, water efficiency support and, water and waste water management solutions.

As a company, we're forward-thinking, innovative, and passionate about making a positive difference to our customers, our people, local communities, and the environment. Find out more about how we're Naturally different.

We're also passionate about providing a great place to work where our colleagues feel trusted, valued, supported, and empowered, irrespective of their background or role. We're committed to providing an inclusive workplace that welcomes and promotes diversity and provides equal opportunities for all.

Life at Business Stream is fast-paced and exciting, where no two days are the same. We're looking to welcome exceptional people into our fantastic team so if you're ready to join us, we'd love to hear from you.

How do I apply?

If you think this job is for you, we would love to hear from you. Please hit the submit button and send us a copy of your up to date CV.

The closing date for all applications is Friday 19 July 2024.

Desired skills:

Contact information:

Contact name: Recruitment Team

Email: recruitment@business-stream.co.uk

Phone number:

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