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Senior Finance Analyst

Location: SLOUGH, BERKSHIRE Salary: 16.92 - 22.88 GBP Per Hour
Sector: Accountancy Job Type: Contract
Shift Type: FULL TIME Applications: N/A
Posted: 11 months ago Reference: 3111044

The Senior Finance Analyst has responsibility for ensuring the accurate and timely production of the monthly management accounts for division(s) and ensuring these are discussed and agreed with senior members of the Trust’s Management Team. The position also has the responsibility for supporting the Business Support Accountant with any internal or external returns.

The post holder will be guided by policies but will be expected to work without reference to the Business Support Accountant on a routine basis.


The post holder will be instrumental in maintaining the integrity of the financial information contained within the divisional accounts provided to the Trust Board.

• Investigating complex accounts, and resolving all discrepancies, liaising with internal and external parties as necessary.

• Discussion with senior staff regarding confidential and sensitive financial issues and offering financial advice as required.

To draft on a monthly basis financial related information in preparation for Management reports for a division prior to sending to the Trust Board. This information includes detailed monthly variance analysis and forecasts

Play an integral part in the Trust’s establishment control, including responsibility for financial review of all recruitment requests

To produce detailed costings for new projects, initiatives or service changes as necessary.

To complete a monthly CiP Tracker for areas and report and explain variances against plans as required.

To prepare monthly budget adjustments and reconciliations, for budget holder approval and to maintain an audit trail.

On an annual basis, be heavily involved with revenue budget setting process for an allocated divisional area.

Assist both internal and external auditors with financial audits as required. The role requires the individual to maintain the integrity of information held on the financial ledger thus ensuring accurate financial information is being reported both internally and externally.

To ensure financial information is available enabling the Trust to maintain financial viability.

Oversee internal processes carried out by Finance Analysts ensuring any audit recommendations are implemented in a timely manner

To create and format spread sheets for management and to adapt these as necessary to ensure they are fit for purpose, robust and usable.

Assist in the development and implementation of new and existing financial systems for all areas and in the provision of training for new staff (both finance and non-finance)

The post holder will be expected to support corporate financial and management reporting through the development of financial information systems. This will include ensuring that all ad hoc systems, especially those using Microsoft Excel, are adequately documented and fit for purpose.

The post holder must have excellent written and verbal communication skills and be able to present highly complex, sensitive and contentious information effectively and persuasively to staff at all levels within the organisation.

The post holder may be required to represent the Trust and at external meetings

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