Heyland Recruitment
Chester: 01244 335115
Warrington: 01925 425952

Finance Analyst


Reference: DJ/0059

Type: Permanent

Minimum Salary: £22,000.00

Maximum Salary: £25,000.00

I am currently recruiting for a Finance Analyst to join an exciting and successful company based in Crewe. Joining a large, dynamic finance team you will have an excellent opportunity to further your finance career in a high profile, commercial team with an excellent track record of promoting from within.

  Reporting to the Finance Manager duties will include:  

  • Preparation of monthly margin analysis highlighting key variances vs prior periods, budget and forecast
  • Analysis of monthly fee income into fee type, correlating fee income with fee drivers to predict future trends in performance
  • Investigation of significant variances and anomalies in margin performance
  • Preparation of customer level margin – allowing identification of risks and opportunities and understanding of the drivers for key margin variances
  • Month end reporting, including variance to budget and forecast
  • Monthly attrition calculations, including analysis across the business in conjunction with data analysts
  • Preparation of data for month end accruals including analysis of transactions and volume performance for introducer bonus schemes
  • Support in forecasting volume and margin performance

Qualifications & Experience:  

  • Financial experience including management accounts preparation and month end reporting cycles
  • Professional qualification: end stages AAT or initial phase CIMA/ACCA
  • Highly committed to quality and accuracy
  • Flexible and adaptable, comfortable in a changing environment
  • Enthusiastic self-starter, driven by the intent to succeed and achieve personal and company goals
  • Resilient team player
  • Responsible and positive outlook
  • First-rate communications skills; demonstrating confidence, adaptability, dependability and initiative
  • Excellent Excel and Microsoft skills are imperative
  • Highly numerate, attention to detail and financial reconciliation – including ensuring consistency across multiple reports containing the same information
  • Comfortable working within tight deadlines, managing multiple priorities and turning information around quickly
  • Strong organisational skills and self-review discipline
  • Able to learn new skills and systems quickly
  • Questioning approach
  • Ability to summarise and contextualise financial performance -  understand what it means to the business, what is valuable information to report on and what should be left out


  • Full study package
  • Excellent company benefits
  • Progressive company
  • Good transport links