Finance Analyst NOT AVAILABLE

  • Location : Marlow , United Kingdom

  • Salary : £26000.00 to £32000.00 per annum

  • Posted : 17-03-2023

  • Position: Full time

Job Description

We currently have an exciting opportunity for an enthusiastic Finance Analyst to join our Finance team in our Head Office based in Marlow.

Reporting into the Business Controller who looks after South Territory and Carriers for customer sales and margin reporting, the role will assist with looking after Carriers invoices and complex reconciliations to internal systems, calculation and monitoring of some customer rebates and commissions, preparation of some month end accruals and reports and Balance Sheets Reconciliations. The role will also play an active part in supporting the sales team with finance queries and requests.

This role is an excellent entry point into an ambitious and passionate organisation with a wonderful opportunity to develop and acquire new skills

A commitment to continual professional development will be required and whilst you will be self-motivated and able to work independently in the main, we will mentor, support, and guide you where it is required.

The Finance Analyst will play a key role in the provision of accurate, timely, and reliable day to day and month-end management accounting information as required, through the effective management of relationships and communications with internal stakeholders across the business.

In addition, you will be able to understand the fundamental steps within a system or process, identify areas of potential improvement, formulating and articulating proposals for realistic, workable improvements or solutions. Where required, you will also be expected to deputise for the Business Controller.

Core Responsibilities 

  • Processing of Purchase Orders for our main carrier (Royal Mail), reconciliation of invoices to monthly accounts and to weekly internal systems recording processed mailings.
  • Weekly reconciliation of other carriers invoices to costs allocated to them.
  • Assisting the Business Controller with creation and implementation of new checks, controls, and reconciliation.
  • Checking correct allocation of carrier costs to correct accounts and post correcting journals as required.
  • Monitoring of some customer rebates and commissions.
  • Liaising with customer service and sales teams for raising/ receiving of commissions and rebates, purchase orders, and/or credit notes.
  • Preparing and posting month-end journals.
  • Calculating and posting journals to accrue revenue for specific sales corrections, intercompany management fees on identified sales, and customers as required.
  • Preparing balance sheets reconciliations for commissions.
  • Assisting the Finance Network/Overhead team as required.

We welcome applications for this Finance Analyst role from candidates with skills in any of the following areas: revenue, invoicing, Microsoft Dynamics Navision, reconciliation, purchase orders, trend analysis, reporting, accounting, transactional finance, data analysis, and as a Finance Analyst.


  • Enhanced annual leave entitlement starting at 31 days (including public holidays), increasing up to 36 days with long service.
  • Access to our prestige benefits and rewards portal. 
  • Long service rewards: both financial and leave based.
  • Health cash plan.
  • Life Assurance Scheme.
  • Career development opportunities.
  • Access to a well-established Employee Assistance Programme.

Additional Information

The working hours are fundamentally Monday to Friday, 9 am to 5:30 pm with hybrid working opportunities. Flexibility is required at times to meet the need of the business.

Essential Skills

  • Excellent organisational skills with the ability to prioritise own workload and work to strict deadlines.
  • Excellent and confident communicator.
  • Able to produce consistently accurate work with a high level of attention to detail even when working under pressure. A “right first time” mentality.
  • Extensive knowledge of MS Word, Outlook, and Excel including VLOOKUP’s, pivot tables, and other formulae.
  • Analytical skills – able to investigate and analyse data, identify trends, anomalies, and help determine their cause, with the confidence to question or challenge date or processes.
  • Typically, we would estimate that it would take between 1-2 years’ accounting experience or prior experience working within a Transactional Finance or accounts management function to acquire the skills required for this Finance Analyst role.

Desired Skills

Prior experience using Navision and Jet Reporting would be advantageous.

About Company

Whistl are a delivery management company providing efficient, high-quality and competitively priced services across Business Mail, Parcels, Fulfilment and Doordrop Media both in the UK and internationally. Distributing more than 4 billion items annually, we are market leaders in Downstream Access Mail (DSA) services handling over 50% of bulk business mail in the UK.

Whistl is a Disability Confident employer and is committed to equal opportunities for all in all of our employment policies and practices.

Due to the nature of our business, this role may be subject to a basic DBS check.

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