Grant Thornton UK LLP

Business Analyst/Finance Business Analyst, Open to flexible working

Homeworking, London
24 Sep 2020
24 Oct 2020
Contract Type

We believe we’re best positioned to make a meaningful impact on the economy. Every day, we provide a diverse range of organisations with the kind of business and financial advice it takes to do this. Our ideas and insight empower our clients to make big decisions about the future and unlock sustainable growth. With a relentless focus on quality and integrity, we help businesses, communities and our people to flourish.

Job Description:

Let’s talk about the job

If you enjoy working on a wide-reaching range of projects that will help businesses and communities flourish, you’ll fit right in. Here are some things you can expect from this Business Analyst/Finance Business Analyst role.

The Deals business is focused on supplying advisory services to the mid-market. This market is expected to grow over the next three years with GT’s share also increasing. The Deals business encompasses Corporate Finance Advisory, Transactions Advisory, Business Consulting, Valuations and Restructuring services.

Making quality second nature.  This means doing what’s right even when no one’s looking. The work that you will do has a major impact on our clients and our firm. We pride ourselves on the high-level standards we have for the work that we do. 

Own your own work -

Core business processes

  • Embed good discipline around core business processes such as timesheets, expenses, portfolio management, business data management, invoicing, bad debts, etc.
  • Review of the monthly Earnings Recognition and identify project/work orders set-up incorrectly which you will then resolve on a timely basis. Highlight non-performing debt and WIP to senior management and assist in its resolution

Interacting with the business

  • Drive financial literacy at an operational level for our people by directing them to the various dashboards and reporting options within Business World.
  • Assist their familiarity of the reporting options by appropriate training and support
  • Assisting the business with ad-hoc queries such as invoicing

Supporting core finance processes, including

  • Monthly and annual accounts:
    • Preparation of monthly accounts documentation
    • Presenting monthly accounts figures to business leaders
  • Annual budgeting, business planning & rolling forecasting
  • Relevance of price lists and the annual recalculation of standard costs
  • Finance and business reporting
  • Business unit KPI design & implementation

Be a part of a team

The Business Partnering team numbers about 22 and is geographical spread throughout the UK. Six members of the team are based in the Finsbury Square office.

Take responsibility.

You will be primarily responsible for the financial monitoring of Business Consulting within the Deals business including preparation of management accounts, annual budgets and business plans and providing financial analytical support to enable those teams to be managed effectively.

You will report to an experienced Business Partner on the divisions you are responsible for and you will also be expected to provide cross-Deals support as required as well as being the “face” of Deals Finance Business Partners in the London Office.

Build your brand.

  • Assist their familiarity of the reporting options by appropriate training and support

The minimum criteria

  • Newly qualified or part qualified accountant (ACA,ACCA, CIMA)
  • Experience in professional services environment
  • Strong accounting skill sets including experience of accounts preparation
  • Good understanding of income recognition principles
  • Strong IT skills including familiarity with Office 365 and in particular with Excel
  • Good communication skills including the ability to write clearly and simply
  • Comfortable with being part of a geographical dispersed team

Skills to set you apart

Here are a few more skills we are looking for. Don’t worry if you don’t tick every box. It’s important for us to support you in your role and help you to develop along the way.

  • Experience of Business World or predecessor products from Unit 4 such as Agresso
  • Previous experience as Finance Business Partner in similar role
  • Reporting skills including the use of PowerPoint

Do you care about the same things we do?

We have six values we work by. When we meet, we’ll want you to show us how they’re important to you, too.

Collaboration: We work together, share ideas and always make time to help each other out.

Leadership: Everyone has the chance to lead their own projects.

Excellence: Quality is central to our purpose. We love what we do, and it shows. We sweat the details. We see things through, no matter how tricky.

Agility: The world moves quickly. To keep up, we stay flexible – changing approaches, changing projects, working offline, online, together and alone to get things done.

Respect: A given, of course: we value each other and our clients. We listen, we understand, we care.

Responsibility: The decisions we make and advice we give affects people’s lives and livelihoods. We take that seriously and always do well by doing what’s right.

Share ideas and profits

Unlike most firms, we’re also a shared enterprise. So when the firm does well, everyone does well by taking home a share of the profits. Of course, to get those profits, we need to share ideas and share responsibility for our work, too.

Bring your whole self

Now you’ve seen our values, it shouldn’t be a surprise that we’re creating a respectful, open, diverse place to work. Building an inclusive culture, where we value difference and respect our colleagues, is not just the right thing to do, it helps our people to perform at the best of their ability and realise their potential.

“We are committed to making sure that the opportunities within our firm are equally accessible for everyone – regardless of background or gender.” Dave Dunckley, CEO

There’s more to life than work

Families, children, sports, night classes…the things you do and the people you’re with outside work matter. They can inspire, motivate and energise you. Inside the office and out. So if you’d like to work flexibly, let us know. We’re happy to look at flexible working options for all our roles, and we’ll always do our best to keep your work and life in balance.

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