Finance Analyst
Reach PLC
England, London
6d ago

Job Introduction

We are excited to announce that we are now looking for a fully qualified (CIMA / ACCA) Finance Analyst to join our National finance team.

Reporting to the Finance Manager and Finance Director, you will play a key role in providing financial analysis and modeling, delivering a best in class planning and analysis service to our business leaders, equipping them with insight in order to support strategic decision making.

We are looking for a candidate who will support our senior stakeholders in the understanding of key business performance measures, what influences them, and the actions that can be undertaken within the business to deliver upon commitments within business plans / budgets.

This is an exciting, but challenging, home-based role.

Key Responsibilities

This role will involve, but not limited to the following :

  • You will support the team in building best practice historical analysis and forecasting models, contributing to a culture of data-driven decision making
  • You will provide monthly reporting including executive summaries and detailed reviews of editorial costs to key stakeholders
  • You will be closely monitoring and reporting business case delivery
  • You will develop a deep understanding of cost base in order to provide insight on
  • cost movements

  • Analyse costs, pricing, variable contributions, sales results and the company’s actual performance compared to the business plans.
  • You will be liaising with budget holders on revenue (where appropriate) and cost in order to facilitate the delivery of submitted budgets
  • You will have an involvement in annual budget processes and bi-annual re-forecast process
  • You will be responsible for the compliance of our internal and external policies and processes, including assisting with audits
  • Conduct reviews and evaluations for cost-reduction opportunities
  • The Ideal Candidate

  • Fully Qualified Accountant (CIMA / ACCA) with a minimum of 1 year PQE.
  • Previous experience in a commercial finance support role
  • Strong system skills particularly Excel and modeling skills
  • Strong communication and interpersonal skills
  • Ability to work to demanding deadlines
  • Self-starter capable of working autonomously and setting own priorities
  • Strong planning and organisational skills, with the ability to hit demanding deadlines
  • So, who are we?

    We are Reach! You might not have heard of us but we’ve probably met without you even realising it. We’re home to the UK and Ireland’s most iconic digital platforms, magazines and newspapers.

    From the Irish Daily Mirror, Irish Star Daily Express and OK! magazine, to our regional titles such as the BelfastLive, DublinLive, Liverpool Echo and Manchester Evening News (plus lots more).

    Oh, and we should probably also mention that with a monthly readership of 47 million people, Reach is the largest commercial publisher in the UK.

    At Reach, not only will you feel better understood, you will also feel you understand other people better too.

    Package Description

  • We are offering a competitive salary and benefits including;
  • 25 days holiday per annum
  • Contributory pension scheme
  • Holiday purchase scheme
  • Free wellbeing apps and coaching support
  • and lots of high street discounts!
  • Reach plc believe diversity brings benefits for our customers, our business and our people. This is why we are committed to being an inclusive employer and encourage applications from all suitable applicants irrespective of background, circumstances, age, disability, gender identity, ethnicity, religion or belief and sexual orientation.

    Our business is fully committed to health and wellbeing in the workplace with an employee assistance programme and trained mental health first aiders across the business.

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