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The role


Financial Analyst


Based at the Company’s European Corporate Services Centre in Bredbury, UK, the Financial Analyst will work for several business units in the EMEA region.

In this hands-on role you will report a team lead and Financial, practice controllers.


Role Overview:


This is very much a business partnering role as the Financial Analysts are assigned to a Business Unit.

The Financial Analyst is a point of contact for project managers in operations. On average the FA’s have around 400 project tasks to oversee.

The FA and PM should work very closely together as one cannot do their job properly without the other and therefore excellent interpersonal skills are essential in this role

The FA will report into a team lead, the team lead in turn reports into a financial controller.

Key Tasks and Responsibilities

Daily – review project documentation – signed contracts, Purchase orders etc

  • Set contracts up based on documentation – assign revenue and billing formulas

  • General maintenance of projects – increased the funding.

  • Validating costs hitting projects – time, vendor costs, employee expenses

  • Ensuring revenue on the contracts is correct

  • Journals to correct any items that are wrong

  • Income statement and cost centre cost reviews

  • Ensure Financial Administrator is getting billings out the door in a timely manner

Month end

  • Project reviews with operations

  • Validate Revenue and Costs

  • Cost accruals both direct and indirect

  • Reconcile general ledger revenue and project ledger revenue

  • Calculate rebates and accrue accordingly.

  • Balance sheet reconciliations

  • Project reconciliations – ensure can reconcile EUB / BIE (Difference between revenue claimed and amount billed)

  • Month end reporting – variance analysis actuals v forecast.


  • Month end report to Business Unit leads providing income statements, contract summary reports etc

  • Reporting to USA – daily during month end close – predicted actuals v forecast and variance analysis

  • Forecasting

  • Quarterly KPMG audits


  • Budget preparation

  • Year end audit work


About You

  • Fully qualified Accountant preferred, however a minimum of part qualified (ACCA or equivalent, CIMA) ideally from a service of training background, multinational accounting team.

  • Skilled in Oracle cloud system expertise would be an advantage, at a minimum the individual must have worked with fully integrated ERP systems, such as SAP

  • Strong Excel and reporting skills

  • Strong Analytical skills

  • Good understanding of revenue recognition for different project types

  •  Excellent communicator, both verbally and written, adopting the most appropriate medium for the situation

  • Strong character – must be able to hold their own ground when dealing with operations

  • Expertise with team work, plus training and developing,

  • Must be able to work under pressure and be industrious, plus used to strict deadlines (candidates must be flexible to work to role demands and have a job done attitude to the role)

  • Some adhoc travel for business requiring travel in the UK will be required

  • Be committed and looking for a long-term role and career, plus keen to complete training which takes 9 months minimum

About GP Strategies UK


GP UK, a subsidiary of GP Strategies Corporation (NYSE:GPX) operating in the UK and EMEA, is a global performance improvement solutions provider of training, digital learning solutions, management consulting, and engineering services. GP Strategies’ solutions improve the effectiveness of organisations by delivering innovative training, consulting, and business improvement services.




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