GMG Management Reporting Analyst

Chelmsford, Essex
Job Description

Purpose of the role

The role will support the FP&A function and the wider finance team, in embedding a culture of performance management across the Group, by driving visibility and accountability through improved financial reporting and analysis.

The financial management information must be continually developed to aid decision-making across the business, up to and including at Board level. The role will provide monthly reports on financial performance against budgets and forecast, capture & report relevant underlying KPI’s, and provide quarterly reporting to the investors. 

The position will work closely with the CFO, Group Head of FP&A, Group Financial Controller, FP&A Analyst,  Commercial Finance Team, as well as interacting with budget holders across the organisation.

Job Description

The Management Reporting Analyst will support the production and distribution of existing the report suite, develop new financial & non-financial reports, and the development of reporting systems & processes.

The key responsibilities include:

  • Deliver a consistent and accurate monthly management reporting pack, including a high level commentary to the Board.

  • Produce and distribute monthly vessel & cost centre overhead reports to budget holders.

  • Produce and deliver periodic reporting and commentary to the Shareholder (HC2).

  • Reconcile monthly management reporting to the general ledger (IFS) for SOX purposes.

  • Work closely with finance colleagues to develop a process for monthly capex reporting.

  • Develop a process for headcount reporting across the organisation.

  • Develop intranet “SharePoint” to drive a culture of self-service for budget holders.

  • Use the Group centralised financial systems, to integrate the operating functions’ management information, creating and embedding meaningful KPI's & performance management measures to inform all stakeholders, including shareholders.

  • Analyse overall Group performance against the business plan, annual budget, and periodic forecasts, and where appropriate identifying and evaluating risks and opportunities.  

Drive continuous improvement across Group financial systems, controls and processes

  • Work with the all stakeholders to continuously improve Group reporting through use of KPI’s, internal and external financial and non-financial information, systems and technology utilization.

  • Maintain a constant review of internal Group reporting capability and ways of working to continuously improve efficiency through use of technology, information flows timeliness and accuracy.

  • Drive high quality analysis and commentary on management information ahead of Board meetings and other management meetings.

  • Work closely with the Head of FP&A, the finance function & external suppliers to review and develop management reporting systems and capability.

Qualifications, Skills and Experience

The Successful Applicant

Reporting directly into the Group Head of FP&A, this is a key position and part of a newly established FP&A function. As the finance processes are currently in a period of transition, this offers an excellent opportunity to make an immediate contribution to shape the financial and management reporting.

The role requires someone to build and create spreadsheet reports & presentations, manipulating data from financial systems, as well as be comfortable working with senior finance and non-finance people.

The profile of the ideal candidate for this role is as follows:

  • A degree graduate that’s currently making progress towards a professional accountancy qualification, and either Part Qualified or a Finalist CIMA (will consider ACA/ACCA).

  • Strong attention to detail, diligent in ensuring reports are accurate and tie to accounting system.

  • Able to stay focused during tight month end deadlines & reporting cycles.

  • Excellent Microsoft Office skills, especially in Excel, including creating & manipulating pivot tables.

  • Strong exposure to IT systems and applications. Comfortable interrogating and extracting information from databases.

  • Exposure to financial accounting systems and has previous exposure to creating excel based finance reports.

  • Able to support Financial Controlling and interact with external auditors.

  •  A flexible approach to achieving deadlines.

  • Ambitious, resilient and has the energy and drive to succeed in finance.

  • Comfortable to work in a fast paced, dynamic environment and a results-orientated culture, under-going a period of transition.

About The Company

The Global Marine Group is an innovative market leader in offshore engineering and consists of three business units; CWind delivering power cable and asset management services topside and subsea to the offshore renewables and utilities market, Global Marine providing fibre optic cable solutions to the telecommunications and oil & gas markets and Global Offshore delivering trenching and power cable lay services to the oil & gas industry.

The company has two successful joint ventures in China, SB Submarine Systems and Huawei Marine, demonstrating the true global reach of the company.  The combined experience and knowledge has led to significant embedded intellectual property and an enviable track record.

GMG has an outstanding health & safety record, completing 1.65 million hours worked in 2016, without injury and stands by a core value of safety first.

The company is in a unique position owning one of the world’s largest offshore support vessel fleets. The company has installed over 300,000 kilometers of subsea cable, which is around 21% of the total installed worldwide.

The Group aspires to achieve its vision ‘Engineering a clean and connected future’.