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Finance Analyst (FTC)

Req ID:
R-17258
Category:
Finance
Location:
London; Leeds; Bristol
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The Role

We have a 6-month secondment/fixed term contract opportunity for someone to join our Finance Business Partnering team as Senior Finance Analyst.

In this role, you'll support the relevant Business Partners in simplifying and standardising reports and forecasting models. You'll play an important role in driving efficiencies and improvements to the quality of reporting and forecasting across the team.

What You’ll Be Doing

  • Drive standardisation across all areas in Business Partnering.
  • Build robust and scalable financial models to support reporting and budgeting processes, ensuring they comply with best practices and minimum risk standards.
  • Simplify or redesign existing processes to enhance the quality and speed of output.
  • Collaborate with business partners and the wider Finance team to gain deep knowledge of current processes and identify opportunities for improvement.
  • Provide clear analysis and understanding of implemented changes, ensuring transparency and effectiveness.
  • Support the development of a business case for retooling, facilitate workshops to document the current landscape, and produce high-level requirements.
  • Assist with various activities across the wider Business Partnering team as needed.
  • Work with the Head of Transformation for Finance Business Partnering to drive improvements in the efficiency and effectiveness of reporting and forecasting.

What We’re Looking For

We're looking for a Part Qualified or Qualified Accountant, with a strong understanding of finance environments.

The role is heavily focussed on modelling, so proficiency in MS Excel is crucial. You will need to have a proven track record in analysis, modelling, and reporting, with experience in driving change and efficiencies.

You'll have strong collaboration skills with the ability to adapt communication style based on the situation and context, as well as being able to independently influence teams and obtain stakeholder buy-in.

Ways of Working


Our hybrid model way of working offers a 'best of both worlds' approach combining the best parts of home and office-working, offering flexibility for everyone. When you'll be in the office depends on your role, but most colleagues are in 2 days a week, and we'll consider the flexible working options that work best for you.
Read our flexible working approach here

Benefits

We recognise we wouldn't be where we are today without our colleagues, that's why we offer excellent benefits designed to suit your lifestyle:

  • 9% employer contributed pension, which you can take as cash if you want
  • 50% off home, motor and pet insurance plus free travel insurance and Green Flag breakdown cover
  • Annual bonus of up to 10%
  • EV car scheme allows all colleagues to lease a brand new electric or plug-in hybrid car in a tax efficient way.
  • 25-28 days annual leave
  • Buy as you earn share scheme
  • Employee discounts and cashback
  • Plus many more

Being yourself

Direct Line Group is an equal opportunity employer, and we think diversity of background and thinking is a big strength in our people. We're delighted to feature as one of the UK's Top 50 Inclusive Employers and are committed to making our business an inclusive place to work, where everyone can be themselves and succeed in their careers.

We know you're more than a CV, and the things that make you, you, are what bring potential to our business. We recognise and embrace people that work in different ways so if you need any adjustments to our recruitment process, please speak to the recruitment team who will be happy to support you.

Collectively we help every business within our group aim higher. Standing shoulder-to-shoulder to stand out in the market, we want to be an insurance company of the future. And with so many areas to choose from, your ambitions are welcome here. See your opportunity to start a career that’s varied, distinct and exciting. Visit directlinegroupcareers.com

Together we’re one of a kind.

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