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Financial Planning & Analyst2020-01-22T12:51:16-05:00<p class="p1"><span class="s1"><strong>UK Financial Analyst, ThoughtWorks </strong></span></p> <p class="p2"><span class="s1"><strong>Company Overview </strong></span></p> <p class="p2"><span class="s1">ThoughtWorks is a Private Equity backed global technology and consultancy that builds customer software applications to help digitally transform businesses. We think disruptively to deliver technology to address our clients’ toughest challenges, all while seeking to revolutionise the IT industry and create positive social change. We work with a range of clients from media to banking to NGOs. With offices in 14 countries and 40 cities (at last count!), we’re passionate global citizens, aiming to have a huge impact on the world. </span><span class="s2"> </span></p> <p class="p2"><span class="s1">This position is a result of rapid growth at the organization and is an amazing opportunity to join an expanding team in UK. ThoughtWorks is seeking a Finance Analyst for our UK region to drive immediate impact with the monthly financial performance, commercial review and stewardship, forecasting and budgeting process. A successful applicant will be CIMA qualified with previous FP&amp;A experience and will be expected to proactively identify risks and opportunities from a commercial point of view and work cross-functionally with members of the country and global teams to implement solutions to add value to the business.</span></p> <p class="p2"><span class="s1">This position will be based in London and report to the UK Director of Finance &amp; Accounting. The Finance Analyst will also work closely with the Global Shared Services Team(s) in India and China. </span></p> <p class="p2"><span class="s1"><strong>Here’s What You’ll Do </strong></span></p> <ul class="ul1"> <li class="li2"><span class="s1">Ensure that all the UK departmental financial analysis reports are completed on a monthly basis by managing and guiding a junior team member with OPEX analysis.</span></li> <li class="li2"><span class="s1">Responsible for explaining any movement on gross margin (travel, revenue, salary, utilisation and ABR) to key business stakeholders</span></li> <li class="li2"><span class="s1">Partner with Client Leadership Teams and Business Development teams to ensure revenue forecast accuracy.</span></li> <li class="li2"><span class="s1">Review and own the pricing for commercial contracts up to £1M or contract extensions with current clients. </span></li> <li class="li2"><span class="s1">Identify areas of improvement to increase Gross Margin by working closely with the delivery stakeholders (Business Development, Client Leadership Teams, Staffing, People team and Head of Delivery).</span></li> <li class="li2"><span class="s1">Understand impact of vacation and salaries on gross margin and client gross margin. </span></li> <li class="li2"><span class="s1">Have a good understanding and analysis of utilisation per grade and activity to share key insights with business stakeholders.</span></li> <li class="li2"><span class="s1">Responsible for the standard costing review to ensure the agreed rates with clients allow the company to achieve the target gross margin.</span></li> <li class="li2"><span class="s1">Create and have close relationship with the Client Leadership Team on each account to obtain a good understanding of account performance (Scorecard and Client Gross margin).</span></li> <li class="li2"><span class="s1">Work closely with the UK Head of Business Finance to have an input on the monthly forecast.</span></li> <li class="li2"><span class="s1">Be a key person in the annual planning process.</span></li> <li class="li2"><span class="s1">Working closely with the Controller to ensure all the Accruals, Prepayments, Depreciation are explained and understood on a monthly basis to help drive commercial discussions and decisions.</span></li> <li class="li2"><span class="s1">Provide commercial information to the Controller in preparation of the monthly cash flow forecasts.</span></li> <li class="li2"><span class="s1">Work closely with the UK Controller to understand monthly financial results compared to forecasts &amp; plan and document them to allow meaningful discussions with the operation stakeholders.</span></li> </ul> <p class="p4"><span class="s1"><strong>Here’s What You’ll Need </strong></span></p> <ul class="ul1"> <li class="li2"><span class="s1">Strong FP&amp;A experience – CIMA qualified</span></li> <li class="li2"><span class="s1">Excellent communications skills with friendly and upbeat attitude </span></li> <li class="li2"><span class="s1">Bachelor’s degree</span></li> <li class="li2"><span class="s1">Good knowledge and understanding of forecasting and budgeting on a consulting environment</span></li> <li class="li2"><span class="s1">Experience of implementing new business processes and reporting</span></li> </ul> <p>Not ready right now? 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