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Finance & Commercial Analyst

Evo Rail are looking for a Finance & Commercial Analyst to join the team!

Role and Responsibilities

Reporting to the Finance and Commercial Director, the financial analyst role at Evo Rail provides an exceptional route to business finance in a small, fast-growing business at the cutting-edge of technology on the rail network.

Due to the size of evo rail, the individual will quickly become a key part of the business, embedded in supporting decision-making across all levels of the business. Complimenting the small, agile nature of the business, evo rail is part of First Rail Holdings allowing the individual to work alongside a larger team, leveraging the skills and expertise this brings in driving evo rail forward whilst supplementing the successful candidates professional career development.

A humble but keen nature, an openness to challenge the status quo and build-up best practice and business insight will be key attributes. The candidate will be task focused, ensuring their work always has the customer and the businesses objectives at the forefront of their mind. The successful candidate will join a dynamic team mixing a supportive but high performing environment focused on delivering success.

Areas of focus in the role:

Procurement & Supplier management:

  • Further develop and enhancement of project modelling, for effective procurement and supplier management:
    • Integrated project financial management incorporating budgeting and forecasting
    • Customer and supplier milestone forecasting and supplier performance management including PO management
    • Integrated monthly profitability, balance sheet and cash flow monthly reporting
  • Support the evaluation of supplier quotes and proposals
  • Ability to engage and lead discussions with suppliers articulating evo rails financial position

Financial & Management Reporting:

  • Management and development of the Group financial reporting model to support internal monthly forecasting and adherence to quarterly Group reporting requirements and annual budgeting.
  • Integrate outputs from the project models into the Group financial model.
  • Transition reporting in the GL from a simple chart of accounts approach to reporting by project and function, enhancing accountability in the business.
  • Provide accurate summaries of financial performance relative to monthly activities for review with the Commercial and Finance Director.
  • Ensure the planning and reporting timetables and management reporting templates reflect the required business planning and reporting outputs and enables effective monitoring of delivery against timetables
  • Collect and analyse financial information to support decision making; identify and monitor underlying drivers of cost variances between actual expenditure vs. forecast, raising issues with managers/business when appropriate
  • Ad-hoc financial reporting to enhance business-wide decision making.
  • Completion of a range of Financial Accounting activities

Education/ Experience Required:

  • Educated to degree standard or equivalent
  • Qualified accountant (i.e. CIMA/ ACA /ACCA) or equivalent
  • Experience with FP&A/accounting/reporting
  • Project Accounting Engineering experience is desirable.

Skills Required:

  • Finance background, but able to apply technical accounting concepts (good knowledge of basic accounting concepts including familiarity IFRS)
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills
  • Financial modelling and data analysis experience
  • Ability to assume full responsibility and accountability for assigned areas of responsibility
  • The ability to multi-task, willingness to learn new skills and develop an understanding of other support operations of the business
  • Strong analytical skills
  • Strong interpersonal skills
  • Client/Supplier oriented focus
  • Ability to build and maintain strong internal/external client relationships
  • The ability to work effectively in a small but high growth environment
  • Advanced working knowledge of Microsoft Office products including Microsoft Word and Excel
  • Experience with financial and accounting systems and integrated data analytic tools


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Waterhouse Square, London - Evo
3rd Floor, 3 Waterhouse Square, 138-142 Holborn, London, United Kingdom, EC1N 2SW
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  • Company:
    Evolutionary Rail Ltd
  • Website Skillset:
    All Other Roles
  • Contract Type:
    Permanent - Full Time
  • Contracted Hours:
  • Location:
    Waterhouse Square, London - Evo
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