Finance Analyst

£45,000 - £55,000 + (Study Support if required) + Bonus + Benefits

London

THE COMPANY

Well established specialist lender with a fintech edge who provides bespoke alternative funding options to businesses and offer a wide range of lending alternatives including cash flow finance, invoice finance, property finance and asset funding. They are an award-winning company and are still expanding. They now have a newly created role available due to expansion of the business and also growth of the finance department which comprises 6 people in the UK and 5 people overseas. They are looking for a talented and hard-working accountant to be part of the wider finance team and join a growth business. You will get a wide exposure to the finance function including financial and management accounting, reporting, budgeting as well as working specifically with outside stakeholders on the funding of the business. You will also assist with all aspects of the finance activities of the business and be mentored by the Fund & Portfolio Finance Manager

EXPERIENCE AND SKILLS REQUIRED

In order to be considered for this role, you must meet the following criteria:

  • Strong technical and accountancy knowledge. Financial services industry experience not required.

  • Educated to a minimum A Level standard preferably Part - Qualified ACA/ACCA/CIMA or a recently qualified Accountant.

  • PC literate and an strong user of Microsoft Office (excel, word, PowerPoint);

  • Previous experience of using Sage accounts (preferable but not essential);

  • Strong interpersonal, written and oral communication skills.

  • Be self-motivated, dedicated, driven, confident and a team player.

  • Ability to work under pressure to tight deadlines.

THE ROLE

The role will see the successful individual play a key role within the finance team and report directly into the Fund and Portfolio Manager. They will be able to work within a fast-paced workplace and able to both work autonomously and as part of a team. You will be exposed to all areas of the finance function to assist in maintaining an efficient and accurate finance function within the business. However, 30-40% of the work will have exposure to the funds and funders of the business where analytical and good reporting skills will be required as well as interpretation of management information. Responsibilities include:

  • Assisting the Fund and Portfolio Finance Manager with monthly and quarterly reporting to external stakeholders.

  • Hands-on assistance in the production of month-end reports and financials.

  • Assisting with cash flow and working capital requirements in the business.

  • Assist with audits, annual budgeting and statutory accounts.

  • Work with the Financial Controller on required month-end reporting processes.

  • Liaise with auditors, banks and other stakeholders.

  • Preparation of weekly reconciliations to assist with the monthly and quarterly reporting.

  • Analysing monthly variances between expected and actual loan performances.

  • Assisting with the financial analysis and management information for both internal and external stakeholders.

  • Assisting with the treasury function, general banking activities including monthly reconciliations.

  • Assist with purchase ledger, sales ledger and general ledger.

  • Assist with FCA and ESMA regulatory filings.