Catalyst Recruitment - People + Progress

Financial Data Analyst

£26,000 to £29,000 / Newcastle upon Tyne / Feb 8, 2021

Financial Data Analyst

Great opportunity to join leading global professional service practice experiencing growth across the UK and in its Newcastle Analytics team hub thanks to major business wins with large and blue chip clients operating in diverse market sectors.

Working in advance of Assurance assignments and in support of Planning and Review activity, main Financial Data Analyst responsibilities include:

• Scope the analytics assignment with the client service team

• Liaise with clients to obtain required data and extract from client systems

• Develop an understanding of how to use popular accounting systems (e.g. SAP, ORACLE, SAGE)

• Populate the company’s proprietary analytical tools and understand the audit assurance obtained from them

• Design and perform tailored analysis to help the client service teams better understand the client's business and ledgers

• Review colleagues work

• Liaise with audit service teams to understand the results of their investigations, root causes of anomalies/trends within the data and impact on the financial audit

As Financial Data Analyst, you will need:

• Strong relevant Accountancy experience, probably gained with a medium/large organisation

• A solid understanding of key ledgers (AP/AR/GL) with some exposure to more advanced accounting skills and knowledge - Assistant Accountant, Accounts Assistant or highly experienced in Accounts Receivable/Accounts Payable.

• Part/fully qualified (ACCA, ICAEW, CIMA, AAT) or equivalent

• Sound working knowledge of MS Excel, MS Access. MS SQL Server/Visual Basic ideally with ERP and Accounting systems also desireable but not essential.

• An understanding of Audit processes

• Strong communication

• Customer focus, drive, confidence and initiative

• The ability to deal with high pressure situations and meet deadlines


• Excellent salary and benefits package including "90% contract", enabling Summer, Easter and Christmas school holiday cover

Please note: High levels of interest mean we will only contact you if your application is shortlisted and this will happen within five working days. You must also be eligible to work in the UK.

Financial Data Analyst, Newcastle

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