Finance Analyst

Hays Specialist Recruitment Limited
£35,000 per annum
14 Apr 2018
21 Apr 2018
Contract Type
Full Time

The company

PGL is part of the Holidaybreak Group and is the UK's leading outdoor education provider, delivering inspirational learning through adventure. We specialise in educational activity courses, school trips, French Language courses, children's activity holidays, summer camps and ski trips, with centres in the UK, France, Spain and Australia.

Since 1957, we've grown enormously because we are passionate about what we do. We listen to our customers and continually invest and innovate to provide the very best combination of adventure activities, courses, equipment, accommodation, food and service.

But the real PGL difference is in our people. We love what we do and it shows. We know how to bring out the best in young people to make those memories of success that will last a lifetime.

The role

Reporting directly into the Group Finance Director you will be responsible for providing a robust and visible link between Finance and the operational areas of the Education Division, taking a commercial approach and being challenging, to further the Division's objectives. You will work primarily for PGL but will also be involved with other areas within the Holidaybreak Group.

You will need to be knowledgeable about the wider commercial factors relating to the Education Division businesses, identifying relevant issues and undertaking analysis of internal operations, to support directors and business managers to establish where new business opportunities can be exploited and efficiencies can be realised.

Responsible for analysing financial data by collecting, monitoring and creating financial models for decision support and Improve financial reporting by analysing results; monitoring variances; identifying trends; and recommending actions to management. Guiding the cost analysis process by establishing and enforcing policies and procedures; providing trends and forecasts; explaining processes and techniques; and recommending actions.

As Finance Analyst, you will recommend actions by analysing and interpreting data and making comparative analyses and will study proposed changes in methods. You will help to increase productivity by developing automated reporting/forecasting tools as well as critically appraising project proposals and business cases and provide relevant financial support and information.

You will be

You will ideally be a Qualified Accountant (or equivalent relevant experience) with experience of working within a commercial role. Have a strong financial analysis background with experience of creating forecasts and models.

You will be proficient with Microsoft Excel and have excellent communication and presentation skills being comfortable interacting with Executive-level management. PGL is an ever changing, fast paced business and as such looking for a self-starter with ability to streamline functions and passion to learn and grow.

What you will get in return

Being the market leader means PGL need a market leading Head Office Team. That is exactly what they have achieved at Alton Court, the site for their Head Office operation, in picturesque Ross-on-Wye.

PGL have a fantastic culture based around development, progression and ambition, whilst putting their customers first. You would be joining what is a very successful business helping to support their UK and International growth plans. We are offering a competitive salary and package in line with the calibre of candidate they are looking to join their business.

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