The Defence and Security Business consists of a number of contracts, with both government and non-government organisations, providing a range of services and support to businesses in the Defence industry. The role of the Financial Business Analyst is to support the account management in the delivery of the financial aspects of their responsibilities, ensuring the accuracy of P&L and forecasting, asset and inventory reporting for their cost centre(s) and compliance with financial guidelines and deadlines. This is a finance role with a commercial focus.
Develop an understanding of the business, contractual requirements and HP accounting policies and ensure compliance
Produce and run financial reports for the business
Manage the month end activities for the business and organisation, including production of required journals, variance reports, reporting packs to strict deadlines
Investigation of financial entries for accuracy and completeness
Ensure balance sheet values are accurate and appropriately supported.
Work with the business to produce accurate, realistic and considered Outlooks and enter Outlooks into financial systems
Maintenance of detailed and often highly complex financial models/information to support the Outlooks and provide additional analysis as required
Provide variance explanations between actual and Outlooks to identify any issues, implications and propose/assess solutions
Provide ad hoc analysis/investigation and financial support for the business and organisation
Liaise with other Finance teams, support the contract on new business opportunities to ensure they are assessed in compliance with HP US GAAP policies and accurately reflected in Outlooks
Finance partner to Account Manager and Project Managers, providing advice on all financial issues
Work with Controllership to ensure results and outlooks are reflective of HP US GAAP policies on revenue and profit recognition.
Support the customer invoicing process.
Monitor third party costs
Ensure compliance with Accounting Policies and Procedures, business processes and Sarbanes Oxley where appropriate.
Formal Accounting qualification preferred (CIMA, ACA etc.). Newly qualified/passed finalist will also be considered.
Microsoft Office tools - Advanced Excel
System accounting tools - SAP & Business Objects
Good communications and inter-personal skills
Demonstrable financial and business acumen
The successful applicant must be willing and eligible to undergo SC security clearance.
Appreciation of accounting principles within a US GAAP enterprise