Location
Walsall
Department
Operations
Advertising Salary
Up to £50,000 DOE + Bonus + Hybrid Working
Vacancy Type
Permanent

About The Role

Job Description

RAC are seeking a qualified Finance Analyst who can support our friendly Operations Roadside Team.  The successfully appointed Financial Analyst will be located within our RAC Bescot Office in Walsall, however due to the current climate this position will be homebased until early 2022.  Moving forwards the RAC are then moving to a hybrid working model which will allow you the flexibility to your time between the office and home.

This is an excellent opportunity for someone holds either CIMA, ACCA or ACA qualifications and looking to embark on a new challenge within a fast-paced environment for a market leading brand with excellent trusted heritage based upon its reliability, ethical conduct, and good governance systems. 

As a Finance Analyst you will join a small team of 6 reporting to the Senior Finance Business Partner within the core of our Finance Function offering a first-class service, sharing your expertise to complete end to end tasks across all core finance duties. You will play a critical role within the business to help manage risks, plan for long-term continuity, and foster sustainable growth critical to the RAC’s success.  If you enjoy translating complex problems into models working across a broad range of tools (Excel, Adaptive Insight, Alteryx etc.) to support decision making and effective execution then this is the new position you have been looking for!

 

Role Purpose 

Finance Analyst at the RAC is a complex role where you will need to be able to provide a financial insight with the ability to look backwards and forecast reports across all operations including Roadside team, Patrol, Contractors, Recovery and Revenue.

Your core duties will be to support with financial modelling the business will be calling upon your trusted expertise in the following areas:

  • Commercial understanding of the Roadside Operations, to aid decision making
  • Strategic direction - Understand the Group Strategy and Five-Year Plan,
  • Budget forecast - Support the business area in developing annual budgets and regular forecasting
  • Cashflow and Transactional accounts - Effective and efficient accounting, producing timely and accurate numbers
  • Control, Risk Management - Ensure financial controls operate effectively
  • Support reporting of financial performance
  • Support the provision of effective financial insight, analysis and challenge to the Ops & Branded Call Centres
  • Using visualisation and analytical software (such as the Adaptive Insight and Alteryx) to drive insights from data to inform business decisions
  • Enforce standards and controls of Board, Group Finance and regulatory bodies
  • Deliver success through building and maintaining effective relationships and partnering disciplines

 

Qualifications

At the RAC we require a responsive Finance Analyst who can quickly understand and apply new techniques and knowledge.  We will be looking for a new colleague who has great attention to detail and can demonstrate the aptitude and attitudes to get the required result in a timely fashion with own initiative and enthusiasm

This position will provide you with the opportunity to share ideas and conduct presentations both virtual and face to face of our detailed findings.  We will be looking for the successful new colleague to be confident in their own ability (Strong analytical and interpretative skills).  You will require excellent levels of communication (verbal and written) and the ability to adapt your approach for different stakeholders within the organisation when appropriate showcasing an ability to describe complex technical issues in a clear and non-technical way.

Strong modelling skills, you must have ability across all Microsoft office packages primarily Excel understanding of V-Lookups and conditional formatting as you will be working with large amounts of data.

It would be advantageous to come from a financial background previously with an understanding of systems such as Adaptive Insight or Alteryx.  Please note due to the nature of the role successful applicants must be qualified in either CIMA, ACCA or ACA and hold minimum of 2 years previous industry practice to be considered.

In return, we offer:

  • An attractive salary and on target annual company bonus (If you start before 31st December 2021, you will be eligible for a £600 joining bonus)
  • contributory pension scheme
  • life insurance
  • 25 days annual leave with the option to purchase an additional five days
  • free on-site parking across all 3 sites
  • plus, free RAC breakdown cover along with a range of other flexible employee benefits for you to choose from

 

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