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Job Title - Shared Cost Analyst


The role is based in the Shared Costs Finance Team in Peterborough, reporting to the Finance Manager – Shared Costs.

The principle responsibility of the role is accounting for shared cost areas and the associated balance sheet accounts and the calculation of the Commercial bonus scheme.


  • Weekly and monthly reporting of HR, TLS and Commercial P&L’s against the latest forecast and budget
  • Support Finance Manager with the Quarterly Commission based bonus Calculations for the Commercial Team – Assist Finance Manager with presentation to FD & CFO
  • Monthly reporting of balance sheet accruals, prepayments and GRNI
  • Preparation of HR, TLS and Commercial budget and forecasts
  • Cost centre reporting and analysis of variances
  • Regular stakeholder meetings with cost centre owners to ensure appropriate level of control
  • Responsible for the monthly accruals schedule for Shared Costs
  • Maintain Remcom directories for Shared Costs
  • Support Finance Manager with any adhoc business requests

Technical skill requirements

  • Qualification & Experience - Actively studying for AAT/ACCA/CIMA professional examinations with at least 2 years relevant work experience
  • Analysis - strong analytical and data interpretation skills, underpinned by system skills (including Excel)
  • Reporting & Compliance - ability to identify key performance indicators, adherence to reporting timetables and adoption of processes

Personal attributes requirements

Communicating & Influencing:

  • ability to convey relevant information accurately and on a timely basis to all stakeholders
  • a good team player with the ability to communicate across the Finance team, maintaining effective working relationships
  • ability to work effectively on own as well as part of a team
  • Relationship Management - ability to build and maintain effective working relationship with all stakeholders
  • Willingness to challenge existing practice and implement change
  • Initiative-taking


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