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Commercial Finance Analyst (Graduate / Entry Level)

Finance & Accounting
LEX00L6L Requisition #

Purpose of the Role:

  • Capital expenditure tracking, analysis & reporting to LNUK Senior Leadership Team
  • Business partnering role for Tax Exam Training business
  • Providing reports to Finance and Business stakeholders enabling informed commercial decision
  • Delivery of quarterly forecasts and annual budgets
  • Variance analysis on exam training revenue and costs – identifying trends and investigating discrepancies
  • Analysis on monthly FTE numbers
  • Working with the Sales Commissions lead on resolving ad-hoc sales requests
  • Liaise with Group Finance in the US to ensure local issues are understood at a global level
  • Manage ad hoc business requests by providing sound financial business analysis when required


Key skills and experience

  • Educated to degree standard, achieving a 2:1 or above in a Finance/Business-related degree
  • Solid ability to confidently articulate financial performance and challenge the status quo
  • Must be comfortable working with ambiguity in a cross-functional, fast-moving and rapidly changing environment
  • Must have strong analytical skills and be an advanced user of Microsoft Excel
  • Desirable to have working knowledge of PeopleSoft, Oracle Enterprise Performance Management System (Hyperion Planning and Reporting), Essbase & SQL
  • Ability to communicate financial data in a clear & concise manner to non-finance employees
  • Ability to summarise & present financial data to Senior Management
  • Committed to obtaining accountancy qualification

Key competencies

  • Decision making identifying and understanding issues, problems, and opportunities; comparing data from different sources to draw conclusions
  • Creating a service reputation crafting and implementing service practices that meet customers and LN needs; using appropriate interpersonal styles and techniques to resolve difficult customer situations
  • Innovation - generating innovative solutions in work situations; trying different and novel ways to deal with work problems and opportunities
  • Continuous improvement – originating action to improve existing conditions and processes; identifying improvement opportunities, generating ideas, and implementing solutions
  • Contributing to team success actively participating as a member of a team to move the team toward the completion of goals
  • Technical/professional knowledge and skills – having achieved a satisfactory level of technical and professional skill or knowledge in position-related areas, keep up with current developments and trends in areas of expertise
  • Financial acumen – utilising financial data to diagnose business strengths and weaknesses and identify the implications for potential strategies; keeping a financial perspective in the forefront when recommending courses of action
  • Communication – clearly and succinctly conveying information and ideas to individuals and groups in a variety of situations; communicating in a focused and compelling way that drives others’ thoughts and actions; engaging the audience to help them understand and retain the message

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