Finance Placement

London (Greater)
27 Sep 2016
27 Oct 2016
Job Type
Banking, Insurance

Are you curious? Do you have an interest in analysing patterns and trends, communicating with a wide variety of people and delivering business objectives?

This role will act as an integral, contributing member of the Business Planning Team, with a key purpose to innovate and automate reporting in order to drive efficiency and create value added insights which assist in commercial decision making. Additionally, it seeks to enhance and ensure a robust internal control process document exists for all key areas within Business Planning.

This role will act as a support function within Business Planning & the wider business, to innovate processes, share information and inform decision making.

Core Responsbilities include:

  • Overhead controlling:
    • Track & report actuals vs. budget on a monthly basis
    • Monitor accruals
  • Support the team in month end closing (reporting to Group)
  • Participate in forecast & budget process
  • Capex, costing/transfer pricing
  • Assisting the Business Planning team in key projects (examples include:)
    • Automation and refinement of company dashboard and KPI reporting
    • Compilation of historical and future promotional calendar
    • Internal control process documentation (including system Interface, specifically Essbase)


  • Fluent in English (written & spoken); (Nice to have: French language skills)
  • Proficient with Microsoft (Word, Powerpoint & strong Excel skills)
  • Knowledge of systems is a plus (SAP & Hyperion Essbase)
  • Strong analytical skills
  • Attention to detail
  • Excellent time management skills; ability to prioritise
  • Assertive & confident
  • Strong academic achievement