Finance Analyst- Northampton Interquest Solutions are currently working on behalf of their client, a renowned electronics company based in Northampton, looking for a Finance Analyst to join the team. Job Purpose To be a key member of the General Ledger team ensuring that all reconciliations and accounting procedures are performed to Group standards, ensuring that maximum customer satisfaction is achieved and service levels are met or exceeded for all customer requirements. Key Responsibilities To support the Accounting Assistants Oversee month end close processes for the General Ledger and posting of month end journals, ensuring accuracy of financial statements To manage all aspects of the general Reconciliation processes, including all bank accounts, in particular ensuring that all reconciling items are identified and appropriate journal corrections are made in a timely basis Ensure that all reconciliations are performed and recorded consistently according to SSC guidelines and completed on time to ensure that month end deadlines are met. All reconciliations are reviewed and completed in accordance with Group procedures Any system errors are reported to the Competency Centre and are resolved in a timely manner. Assist TL in managing departmental performance in line with Key Performance Indicators (KPI's) and Service Level Agreements (SLA's) Act as a key contact for the bank to resolve any banking queries or transaction issues Assist the MTB Manager in producing budgets, forecasts & monthly accounts for the Customer Organisation Lead, motivate and organise personnel to adhere to the company's core values and deliver a high level of staff engagement. To assist the TL in ensuring adequate financial controls are in place including compliance with SOX and ensuring that internal and external audit requirements are met. Work with other Shared Service entities to ensure alignment of process and procedure, sharing best practice across the company's Shared Services and driving continuous improvement. Key Performance Measures Key performance measures will include month end closed on time, all reconciliations adequately performed and recorded within SLA. SOX, internal and external audit requirements must be met. Reconciling items must be identified and correcting journal entries made within appropriate timescales. Key Challenges Ensure aware of the companies 'end to end' processes and are able to understand their impact of their role on both customers and colleagues. Ability to maintain a high degree of focus on results, through regular/continuous review and accurate and timely reporting Understanding of the company's products and services to be able to interpret the results in terms of the business expectations Ability to deal with 'difficult customers', resolve conflict and confrontation High degree of commercial experience, understand impact of decisions taken Knowledge, Education, Skills and Experience Must be able to read/write/speak English fluently Must be able to read/write/speak the local language where the shared service centre is located Must have working knowledge of Oracle financials Extensive experience of completing complex reconciliations is a prerequisite Intermediate/advanced excel skills are required Education College degree in finance or business administration or advanced education with a minimum of 5 years experiences in similar position. Professional accounting qualification (Part qualified/finalist or qualified by experience) preferred Skills and knowledge Must have a strong customer focus (for internal stakeholders and external customers) Must be able to prioritise and make decisions in the given framework for actions; Must be an effective and confident communicator (written and verbal) Must be able to motivate and generate enthusiasm throughout the team; Understand to analyse and manage capacities Application of Knowledge Ensure that the team adopts standard company processes & procedures Ensure staff are adequately trained on the system and where appropriate have relevant skills to carry out their work effectively. Ensure adherence to Group Accounting and Procedural policies where appropriate. Ensure staff management processes & procedures are followed and documented including PDPs, one on ones etc Regular communication with staff through, for example team meetings, to ensure employees are fully briefed on objectives, developments and to provide an environment for feedback and continuous improvement Key Relationships & Interaction Working relationships: Managers, Team Leaders (Peers) and other team members in relation administrative tasks Customer organisation Managers and Administrators/Experts Direct communication with customer organisation leadership and managers as necessary Provide feedback and support during monthly operational and fiscal updates External Relationships & Interactions: Direct communication with certain customers to help solve problems relating to billing and/or collections All third parties suppliers of services as necessary Relevant Institutions as necessary Third party auditors or consultants as necessary Bankers If you have the skills and experience we are looking for, please apply today Interquest Group PLC is acting as an Employment Agency in relation to this vacancy.