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Finance Analyst

Company: Aurora Energy Research Limited
Location: Austin
Posted on: May 14, 2022

Job Description:

This is a fantastic opportunity for a Finance professional to take on a generalist Finance position providing exposure and experience of the entire Finance ecosystem with the potential opportunity to grow the remit into a bigger & more strategic APAC role.As a key member of the Austin Operations team, the Finance Analyst has full responsibility and ownership for managing all finance related activities and acts as a business partner to the US leadership team. The position has a solid line report into to our Group Finance Manager based in Oxford, UK; and a dotted line report into the Austin Office Manager.*Key responsibilities*As a key member of the Austin Operations team, the Finance Analyst has full responsibility and ownership for managing all finance related activities and acts as a business partner to the US leadership team.Finance Analyst will work closely with the management team to drive a culture of business partnering across the wider business and will be responsible for conducting a range of activities including month end, budgeting, forecasting, analysis and reporting. The role will monitor actual outcomes and variances against budget and/or forecasts.The role will involve building strong business partnerships not only with colleagues working within your team, but also with colleagues working in other teams in Finance.*Key responsibilities are: ** Close month end management accounts for your assigned group in line with required governance frameworks and timelines; ensuring financial accuracy and completeness, and variance analysis where required* Processing and maintaining accounts receivable and accounts payable ledgers* Ensuring transactions are recorded in line with local accounting laws and regulations* Liaising with our external accountant to ensure that month end, year end and tax submission procedures run smoothly, and all group deadlines are met* Assist with year-end audit* Working closely with the commercial team and business leads to understand the status of projects to ensure that revenue is recognized appropriately* Maintaining the subscriptions database for the office to ensure that revenue is recognized appropriately, and customers are invoiced on timely basis* Provide analysis on topics relating to finance matters for the Managing Director and Office Manager as required* Processing purchase invoices and staff expenses (until new ERP system is in place)* Involvement in the implementation of new ERP system* Develop and implement your ideas to optimize financial processes* Support to the Group Finance team with all necessary deliverables/ projects* Provision of analysis and commentaries, both financial and non-financial as required* Other business-related ad-hoc projects*Required attributes** CA / ACCA / CIMA qualified accountant (or equivalent)* Ability to prioritize and effectively manage expectations across multiple internal stakeholders* Good analytical skills and ability to provide constructive challenge* Experience of reporting and analysis from financial systems* Strong attention to detail and accuracy with an ability to appreciate the bigger picture* Management accountancy experience in subscription background is plus, but not necessity* Pragmatic and analytical approach to problem solving* An ability to communicate complex information to individuals of both financial and non-financial background* Able to work to tight timescales with minimal supervision* Flexible approach to task management with the ability to adapt easily and quickly* Proven ability to manage multiple projects simultaneously and deliver high quality results* Excellent communication and interpersonal skills* Organized and ability to prioritize workload* Excellent MS Excel skills* Experienced in foreign currency and working within a global company* Experienced with all general ledger functions and the month-end/year-end close process* Team-oriented and interested in working in an international environmentEven if you don't meet all the requirements and are interested, please still apply and let us know your motivations.*What we offer** The opportunity to contribute to the continued development of a successful and thriving operations team in a fast-paced and exciting industry* A fun, informal and international work culture* Regular coaching and mentoring sessions* An office in the most vibrant part of East Austin with coffee, fruit and snacks available in the office* Internal further education offers and development perspectives with great creative freedom for your ideas and your commitmentArt der Stelle: VollzeitWork Location: One location

Keywords: Aurora Energy Research Limited, Austin , Finance Analyst, Accounting, Auditing , Austin, Texas

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