Finance Analyst (Entry Level)
Wellcome supports science to solve the urgent health challenges facing everyone.
We support discovery research into life, health and wellbeing, and we're taking on three worldwide health challenges: mental health, global heating and infectious diseases.
Wellcome's finance team is looking to recruit a Finance Analyst to take part of the Accounting in Training programme: Within the programme students rotate within finance every 6 months.
This is a great opportunity for you to get the accounting training and have exposure to the different tasks and stages of financial accounting and commercial finance cycle.
This is a great opportunity for you to have exposure to the different tasks and stages of financial accounting and commercial finance cycle, whilst working towards your accounting qualification. This new recruit will receive our full support to achieve a nationally recognised accounting qualification on this 4-year apprenticeship programme.
Business and Financial Analysis and Reporting
Involvement in the preparation of monthly management information
Provide grant and cost analysis as required
Review and analyse financial information of high value grants made to high risk institutions
Planning, Budgeting and Forecasting Processes
Assist with the annual budget and quarterly forecast process, ensure that all expenditure is robustly reviewed and challenged
Assist the organisation to develop effective operational plans
Influence financial performance and controls:
Support the organisation to implement suitable and effective internal processes and controls to enable robust governance and risk management
Promote the benefits of financial controls and reporting requirements to non-financial audiences.
Support the development of robust project plans, with suitable budgets, milestones and deliverable, and provide input into business cases
Due Diligence and Governance
Support with financial due diligence on institutions applying for Wellcome funding
Assist with analysis of grant holder budget applications and models
Related Entities Accounting
Support with the full financial service - including accounting, analysis and reporting, budgeting and forecasting, for relevant entities within the remit of the role
Support with the preparation of monthly, quarterly and annual statutory and tax reconciliations and reports
Experience & Skills / Education & Qualifications
Experience in supporting a finance team in administrative tasks
Some experience of working in a finance department, ideally around the preparation of month-end financial reports.
Keen interest in Finance and its role in an organisation.
Ability to write comprehensive communications and reports
Ability to communicate clearly complex finance matters to a non-finance audience
Excellent numerical skills and attention to detail
Experience in customer service
Computer literate - including Advanced Excel skills, MS Outlook, MS Word and MS PowerPoint skills.
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If you are interested in the role, make sure you complete the questions in the application form and upload your CV.
Salary: circa £28,000
Contract Type: FTC (4-year apprenticeship programme)
Advert closing date: Sunday, 24th Jan.21
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