We’re First Central Insurance & Technology Group (First Central for short), an award-winning innovative insurance and technology organisation, delivering market-leading motor insurance, underwriting, distribution, finance, technology and legal services.
Can you combine analytical and modelling capability? If yes, read on … We’re looking for someone to join our Finance team as a Finance Change Analyst in Haywards Heath, West Sussex. You’ll support the Finance Business Partner (FBP) through initiative modelling and tracking, month-end reviews, budgeting and planning, and general finance support.
Aligning to the Technology and Change pillars, you’ll create effective working relationships with management across the pillars delivering accurate financial information to aid decision making. Developing an understanding and knowledge of key business performance (KPIs) drivers, you’ll draw conclusions and model and track these to business cases, understanding drivers for variation.
You’ll develop analysis and models for initiative cost benefit analysis and assist in developing presentations to committee and forums for discussion, ensuring these are tracked and challenged where appropriate.
To be successful in this role, you’ll need to:
Be part/fully qualified Accountant (ACA, CIMA, ACCA) or similar through experience
Have good communication and presentation skills, including verbal and written
Have proven business modelling and analytical experience
Pillar and Category Analysis
Add value through support and challenge providing financial analysis support as necessary
Ability to prioritise and manage own workloads, be organised, have a flexible working style and can work to tight deadlines
Strategic and Commercial Acumen
Produce detailed financial models as appropriate for the pillar cost and benefit analysis
Summary reporting of Group Wide initiatives (ROI, Payback) on a Cash/Profit and Loss basis
Business Initiatives and Tracking
Ensure the benefits of initiatives are accurately tracked and presented monthly and challenge where appropriate
Support FBP in driving business improvements which contribute to the success of the business, acting as a catalyst in financial review of initiatives critical to delivering the strategy, providing rationale for delays, reprioritisation and escalation
Performance Monitoring and Challenge
Planning and Forecasting
Support the FBP with the creation of the annual Budget and quarterly reforecast for the pillar, gathering relevant data and assumption development across the plan period
Help ensure the change initiatives are correctly reflected in the budgets and forecasts
Skills, knowledge & experience
Part qualified Accountant (ACA, CIMA, ACCA) or similar through experience
Business modelling and analytical experience
Desirable to have insurance industry experience
Experience working with TM1 and Workday an advantage
Good communication and presentation skills, including verbal and written
Proven modelling skills
Driven, pro-active, self-starter and enthusiastic
Ability to work with ambiguity or to make broad assumptions to make a recommendation
Team player and ability to forge relationships at all levels within the organisation
Strong analytical skills with an eye on details
What can we do for you?
We believe we can offer you a great working environment as we’re so passionate about our people. Here are just some of the benefits and perks that we offer…
Fantastic training and development opportunities
Employee benefit packages to suit your lifestyle
YOUday – we give you an extra day off to celebrate a special day
The opportunity to take a paid day off each year to do charity work
A health cash plan
Help with travel expenses
The opportunity to buy additional holiday
Company pension scheme
Group life assurance
Enhanced maternity and paternity pay
Professional subscription fees paid
Employee wellbeing is high on the agenda here too. We provide a weekly free fruit delivery, discounted membership at a local health club and access to an Employee Assistance Programme, which promotes physical and emotional wellbeing at work and at home. In addition, we provide wellbeing events throughout the year to support physical and mental health.
For further information on what we can offer and to learn more about this role, feel free to contact our dedicated Recruitment team.
If you’d like to work for an award-winning employer in a fast-paced environment, apply now!
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We’re happy to discuss flexible working during the recruitment process .