We’re First Central Insurance & Technology Group (First Central for short), an award-winning innovative insurance and technology organisation, delivering market-leading motor insurance, underwriting, distribution, finance, technology and legal services.
Are you looking for a new job with a fast-growing, dynamic company? Well look no further! We need a Finance Analyst - Programme and Technology to join our Finance team. Working on a hybrid basis, you'll spend the majority of your time working from home with occasional visits to the office at Salford Quays, Manchester and Haywards Heath, West Sussex.
Combining analytical and modelling capability, together with supporting the Finance Business Partner (FBP) through initiative modelling and tracking, month end reviews, budgeting and planning and general finance support, you'll
deliver accurate financial information to aid decision making to maximise shareholder value and return.
To be successful in this role, you’ll need to:
have business modelling and analytical experience
be Degree educated or Part Qualified Accountant (ACA, CIMA, ACCA) or similar through experience
have experience working with TM1 and Workday (desirable)
Pillar and Category Analysis
This role holder will be aligned to the Technology and Change pillars and will be required to create effective working relationships with management across the pillar
Add value through support and challenge providing financial analysis support as necessary
Ability to prioritise and manage own workloads, be organised, have a flexible working style, and can work to tight deadlines
Month end review working closely with Financial Accounts
Assist with ad-hoc requests and queries covering entity reporting
Strategic and Commercial Acumen
Support and Develop an understanding and knowledge of key business performance (KPI’s) drivers and be able to draw conclusions from the suite of KPI’s available
Model and track KPIs / CBAs related to business cases, understanding drivers for variation
Produce detailed financial models as appropriate for the pillar cost and benefit analysis
Support in creation of models for business target outcomes development and tracking
Summary reporting of Group Wide initiatives (ROI, Payback) on a Cash / Profit and Loss basis
Business Initiatives and Tracking
Support the FBP in ensuring Finance’s role in the Change Delivery Framework is clear in a growing and evolving business
Develop analysis and models for tracking target outcome cost benefit analysis and assist in developing presentations to committee and forums for discussion
Ensure the benefits of target outcomes are accurately tracked and presented monthly and challenge each Pillar where appropriate
Support FBP in driving business improvements which contribute to the success of the business. Act as a catalyst in financial review of target outcomes critical to delivering the strategy, providing rationale for delays, reprioritisation, escalation.
Performance Monitoring and Challenge
Initial investigation to establish any trends or variance of actual to budget and forecast performance
Support the FBP to track and challenge cost spend across the pillar
Support the FBP in producing monthly Risk and Opportunities across each pillar for CFO review
Planning and Forecasting
Support the FBP with the creation of the annual Budget and quarterly reforecast for the pillar, gathering relevant data and assumption development across the plan period
Help ensure the change outcomes are correctly reflected in the budgets and forecasts
Help ensure the group internal Pillar development for the initiatives is correctly reflected in the budgets and forecasts
Experience, Knowledge, Skills & Qualifications
Desirable: Insurance industry experience
Business modelling and analytical experience
Experience working with TM1 and Workday an advantage
Assist with ad-hoc requests and queries covering FCSUK entity reporting
Good communication skills, both verbal and written
Good time management and organisation skills
Preferably Degree educated
Part qualified Accountant (ACA, CIMA, ACCA) or similar through experience
Good communication and presentation skills including verbal and written
Excellent numeracy, Excel and Modelling skills
Strong influencing skills
Driven, pro-active, self-starter, and enthusiastic
Ability to work with ambiguity or to make broad assumptions to make a recommendation
Team player and ability to forge relationships at all levels within the organisation
Strong analytical skills with an eye on details
If you’d like to work for an award-winning employer in a fast-paced environment, apply now!
What can we do for you?
We believe we can offer you a great working environment as we’re so passionate about our people. Here are just some of the benefits and perks that we offer…
- Fantastic training and development opportunities
- Employee benefit packages to suit your lifestyle
- Flexible working
- YOUday – we give you an extra day off to celebrate a special day
- The opportunity to take a paid day off each year to do charity work
- A health cash plan
- Help with travel expenses
- The opportunity to buy additional holiday
- Company pension scheme
- Group life assurance
- Enhanced maternity and paternity pay
- Professional subscription fees paid
Employee wellbeing is high on the agenda here too. We provide discounted membership at a local health club and access to an Employee Assistance Programme, which promotes physical and emotional wellbeing at work and at home. In addition, we provide wellbeing events throughout the year to support physical and mental health.
For further information on what we can offer and to learn more about this role, feel free to contact our dedicated Talent team.