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Financial Analyst

GB

Job Title: Financial Analyst

Job Function: Commercial Finance

Job Type: Permanent

Emp Type: Full time

Location: Sheffield

Would you like a role centred around taking clients on a strategic journey?

Are you interested in headline a new commercial strategy for a global tech giant?

About Insight:

We believe that by giving you the freedom to think big and empower you to reach your full potential, together we will achieve the best outcomes. Along with excellent benefits and a compelling reward package, we offer the opportunity to work in a supportive environment with a high level of autonomy and creativity - there’s a reason our average employee tenure is over 6 years.

In addition to competitive remuneration, we also offer other benefits including the ability to purchase additional annual leave, buy IT products at cost price, anniversary awards, and paid volunteer days to allow you to give back in your local community.

We strive to display our three core values of Hunger, Heart and Harmony every day. They represent and drive who we are here at Insight and by doing so we are doing amazing things. Insight started in a garage in 1988 and it is through harnessing our three core values that two brothers, Eric and Tim Crown, steered Insight to the Fortune 500 company it is today and help us achieve 'best place to work' status across EMEA.

We are now a Global IT Services and Solutions business, passionate about helping customers and the real people who sit behind them.

Job Description:

We are looking for two financial analysts, based from our Sheffield office, who can take a small number of clients and strategically improve those accounts in line with Insight’s journey to becoming a global systems integrator.

The financial analyst will primarily be responsible for taking a commercial deep dive into customer accounts, working with key internal and external stakeholders and provide commercial reporting and analysis to forecast future revenue gain, determine budgeting and monitor financial movements.

You will be the gatekeepers to our client operations, presenting findings to the senior leadership team and telling them how we should look at our clients from a financial perspective.

Being successful in this role would give you the opportunity to become the leaders of the team in the future and really see the impact of their work on the realization of Insight’s global strategy

Role Responsibilities:

  • Analyse both current and past client account financial information and data to forecast future performance including forecasting future revenues, gross profit and costs, as well as modelling and budgeting.
  • Lead a range of client account financial processes and or activities including  process calendarization by consulting with commercial and operational management and focus on the delivery of best in-class quality output in line with agreed deadlines.
  • Develop reports, forecasts and  models to support multi-year planning and forecasting by analysing financial data and contracts and communicate insights which inform and support wider business decisions.
  • Prepare and produce reports and or recommendations on financial performance at client level for regular business/leadership reviews to improve financial growth.
  • Reconcile account transactions by cross-referencing incoming and outgoing data and present information/data in the most effective format, also collaborate with relevant stakeholders across the client teams to ensure accurate reporting.
  • Responsible for the financial setup of the account in line with contractual requirements including revenue recognition verification, cost alignment and billing requirement.
  • Responsible for the account’s finances including;
    • developing mechanisms to minimise and track financial risk;
    • managing the account balance sheet depended on deal  solution  in  line  with  SOX requirements;
    • managing cash management practices including maintaining DSO measures and cash position.
  • Support billing volume reconciliation with contractual schedules and support invoice presentation and queries with clients.
  • Support contractual pricing activities including CPI pricing recalculation and verification of billing changes.
  • Support the verification and development of CCN Pricing schedules and validate profitability assumptions for new client offerings.
  • Track relevant sales, and actual performance, metrics and KPIs to evaluate financial performance by comparing/analysing both current and past results with plans and forecasts, also perform variance analysis, identify trends and or make recommendations for improvement where necessary.
  • Track operational metrics/leading indicators for individual clients and or groups i.e. sales performance, presales ROI and sales opportunities, pipeline forecasts, backlog analysis, win rates, P&L analysis, and revenue, cost and or budget variances.
  • Provide advice and or guidance to the client team around their budgets and the financial aspects of their operational decisions, also provide value-added management reporting on return-on-investment (“ROI”) trends.
  • Build relationships with Customer Supplier managers and Commercial Managers regarding commercial issue and support them with any queries and or billing issues and escalate client matters to the Commercial Finance Manager and or other key stakeholders accordingly.

 

Key Skills:

  • Suitably qualified and or holds relevant experience in an accounting and or finance function applicable to the role
  • Experience in managed services contracts
  • Ability to use a broad range of financial, process and operational knowledge to support stakeholders and inform recommendations
  • Ability to pay close attention to finer the details, also demonstrates discipline to ensure regular reviews and or processes run accordingly
  • Ability to maintain a strong financial analysis foundation by creating forecasts and models using financial modelling techniques
  • Ability to service both business and stakeholders needs through creative and inciteful analysis, also demonstrates effective communication skills and business and commercial acumen
  • Ability to use change management methodologies to drive behavioural change and overcome resistance to change
  • A self-developer, acts as a role model, also invests time in their own professional development and encourages others
  • A confident, enthusiastic and proactive communicator
  • Strong networking and people skills, the ability to build partnerships and consensus within teams and amongst key stakeholders
  • Ability to present information to and inspire confidence in and or influence senior stakeholders and management
  • Ability to partner closely with stakeholders cross functionally to form an agile, forward-thinking team with the appropriate business analysis capabilities required to collaboratively assess and communicate business issues

 

About Insight: 

We believe that by giving you the freedom to think big and empower you to reach your full potential, together we will achieve the best outcomes.  Along with excellent benefits and a compelling reward package, we offer the opportunity to work in a supportive environment with a high level of autonomy and creativity - there’s a reason our average employee tenure is over 6 years.   

We strive to display our three core values of Hunger, Heart and Harmony every day. They represent and drive who we are here at Insight and by doing so we are doing amazing things. Insight started in a garage in 1988 and it is through harnessing our three core values that two brothers, Eric and Tim Crown, steered Insight to the Fortune 500 company it is today. We are now a Global IT Services and Solutions business, passionate about helping customers and the real people who sit behind them. 

 

Application Details: 

Insight is an equal opportunity employer, and we are committed to achieving diversity and equality within our organisation. We seek out people from diverse backgrounds and encourage you to apply. 

We will endeavour to contact you within five business days, should we feel your profile is a good match for this role. If you do not hear from us within this timeframe, please presume that on this occasion, your application was not successful. 

 

A full job description will be provided upon application.  

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