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Financial Analyst – Leiston, Suffolk

Platinum Personnel Solutions are looking for a Financial Analyst on behalf of our prestigious client based in Leiston Suffolk.


Our client is involved in the importation, marketing and sales of housewares, cleaning, beauty and products in both the UK and major export markets. They are a significant player in the industry.

Our client are part of a Group based in The Netherlands that specialise in sourcing, developing and distribution of non-food concepts for supermarkets, discounters, wholesalers, DIY stores and key retailers across Europe.

They have a substantial Warehouse in Leiston, Suffolk which is where they base their logistics and operations. They employee around 80 staff directly and have an excellent reputation in the local communities and with key industry partners.

Location: Based in Leiston

Job Types: Full-time (permanent)

Salary: circa £25,000 - £30,000 pa depending on experience and skills

Hours: 35 per week, 9am – 5pm Monday to Friday, plus a one hour daily unpaid lunch break – after initial induction, possibility to consider hybrid working options

Our client offers:

· Enhanced annual leave of 33 days per year (pro rata) including statutory holidays

· Study support for trainees/part-qualified accountants

· A generous pension scheme with a 5% employer contribution

· An exceptional staff discount on all Dayes Ltd products of up to 50%

· BUPA Employee Assistant Programme (EAP)

· Free parking on site


Are you looking for a challenge to apply your financial skills and experience whilst working as part of a small finance team in a friendly environment? Are you someone who is comfortable with change and thrives in a fast-paced environment? This is a unique position where you can make a difference and offers the opportunity to expand your horizons dealing with overseas suppliers and applying strategic knowhow to support business decisions that add value.

As a Financial Analyst you will primarily focus on providing support to the financial planning and analysis function. You will be playing an important role in supporting and influencing the senior leadership team to help them understand their financial position and use your expertise to support the operations of the finance team.

You will report to the Financial Controller supporting work undertaken for the General Manager and Group CFO.

As our clients Financial Analyst your responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

  • Assisting in the preparation of management accounts (posting prepayments, fixed assets, accruals, petty cash, etc)

  • Preparing weekly/monthly cashflow, sales, margin reports and preparation of payment runs

  • Supporting the administration of the sales ledger, purchase ledger and credit control

  • Submitting and reconciling quarterly VAT returns (both GB and ROI), monthly Intrastat returns

  • Processing information for regular PowerBi updates (customer/products details, logistics costs calculation etc)

  • Collecting and entering data for various financial spreadsheets/reports (subdivision, marketing spends, etc)

  • Maintaining lease schedule (properties, corporate cars, forklifts, other equipment)

  • Maintaining insurance schedules and liaise with insurers

  • Auditing financial information

  • Participating in yearly audits

  • Liaising with HMRC, ROI Revenue and other government authorities in regards to any issues

  • Providing financial administrative support to all departments

  • Suggesting changes or improvements to increase accuracy, efficiency, and cost reductions