Corporate Financial Analyst

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52 weeks
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My Client a global pharmaceutical company based near Epsom are looking for a Corporate Financial Accountant.

Role Purpose
Corporate Finance Analyst (CFA) is responsible for the preparation, development and analysis of management accounting information that enables business decisions, CFA would be responsible for the yearly and quarterly financial planning and projection of Operating Expense like Distribution, Payroll and Account Receivables. They would also provide proactive support on other ad hoc projects as required to the UK's Corporate Finance team and Finance Business Partners.
This role will require strong analytical ability, coupled with sufficient knowledge of finance analysis/modelling tools and methodologies. Analysts will be expected to respond to requests from Supervisors, Managers and key stakeholders in an efficient and timely manner.

Provide ad hoc support to the Business Finance Controller & SFBP Vaccines, Financial Controller and other colleagues as required, which may include analysing and interpreting financial information, accounting for acquisitions and divestitures, transitional services accounting, restructuring etc.
Manage the budget, forecasts and actual allocation of Distribution cost for UK WBB Business
Manage the Payroll model for UK WBB, this involves bringing in actuals and assisting Finance Business Partners with payroll forecasting.
Work with the GFS-E Profitability team and Transfer Pricing to review company profitability and product gross margins. Update corporate cost of goods as appropriate. Produce company profitability forecasts as required.
Support Operational Transfer pricing as required.
Oversee the manual accruals, recharges and reclass process each period close including the additional steps required at year end for the UK GAAP audit and provide cover as required.
Complete DSO (Days sales outstanding) analysis for UK management and develop quarterly forecasts. Review and report actual performance against forecasts and make recommendations to improve the DSO forecasting process and reduce DSOs.
Submit supplementary Operating Plan and forecast forms (DSOs, VAT and GDP etc.) in global systems.
Perform audit sampling procedures for the US, SOX, Internal and Statutory audits.
Provide financial advice and guidance to UK Finance Business Partners and Senior Management and Regional Teams in order to support business decision-making.
Training and support of non-finance colleagues so up to date on our global policies and procedures (accruals, prepayments, restructuring, other income. Etc.
Proactive advocate for corporate accounting & compliance responsibilities.

Skills, Knowledge, Qualifications & Experience

Qualifications & Experience
Part/fully accountant (or equivalent) with experience in a commercial environment, preferably in the Pharmaceutical industry.
Excellent analytical skills, attention to detail and time management skills
Competency with spreadsheets & financial modelling (comfort with data manipulation and financial systems)
Advanced Microsoft Office capabilities, particularly Access, Excel (VBA & Macros), PowerPoint
Working knowledge of standard financial accounting software (SAP).
Strong knowledge of various financial systems and financial reporting components is preferred
Excellent written and verbal communication skills