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Finance Analyst job description

Free job description Finance Analyst

Job Summary-Finance Analyst job description

This role will support the work of the department through the development and maintenance of tools and processes, bringing together data from a number of sources utilising advanced IT techniques.  

Main responsibilities-Finance Analyst job description

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities-Finance Analyst job description


•The post holder is responsible for the production of Annual Reference cost / Programme budget returns and must ensure that returns are completed and submitted according to the timetable,


•The post holder will be required to liaise with managers and other finance and non-finance staff in order to understand the complexities of the ’s activities.  The post holder will be required to convey financial concepts clearly and persuasively to non-finance managers.


•The post holder will review complex information and use initiative to make judgements about the allocation of income/costs and the allocation of activity information.


•The post holder will undertake comparisons and benchmarking of SLR and reference costs with previous data and other comparables, to understand variances and anomalies and proactively take action to improve the quality of this information or discuss potential changes to service recording/ counting/ provision.


•The post holder will explore how Business Intelligence Data Warehousing solution could be utilised to support the department.


•The post holder will ensure written procedures are in place for all reporting for which the post holder has responsibility and will be responsible for ensuring all procedure notes are regularly reviewed and up-dated.


•The post holder is to assist in the provision of finance training to budget holders and internal finance staff on costing issues.


•The post holder is able to work independently on a daily basis to meet financial timetables/priorities/deadlines


•Any other duties as commensurate with the grade of the post.




Degree or equivalent professional qualification in a logical/analytical discipline (e.g. Business Finance, IT, Mathematics) or equivalent knowledge


GCSE/ ‘O’ level Mathematics Grade A-C or equivalent qualification



Extensive experience in the use of MS Office suite of products including expert level Excel


Data Analysis














•Proven ability to learn new concepts and techniques


•Proven  mathematical reasoning skills, logical and analytical


•High level of numeracy


•Able to communicate effectively at all levels, both verbally and in writing. Ability to explain complex issues to non-specialist staff


•Ability to interpret and understand complex guidance with respect to payment by results, reference costs and programme budgeting)





Takes initiative


Excellent team worker


Self motivated


Able to manage a varied workload and to prioritise effectively.  Ability to work to deadlines


Attentive to detail




Ability to plan and organise own workload in order to achieve tight deadlines, some of which may span a period of work over several months




•The post holder will review,  develope and implement arrangements for producing regular, robust and meaningful information in accordance with best practice as it relates to:


Service line reporting (SLR)


Reference costs


Other financial reporting including budget setting.


•The post holder will utilise advanced Excel, database and SQL skills (with appropriate training where necessary) to extract and manipulate data from a number of different sources.  The post holder will create complex spreadsheets and database objects and will utilise the organisation’s costing system to provide Service Line Reporting and Reference Cost information and to develop solutions to support corporate financial information requirements.