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Contract- Finance Analyst

Date: 14-Aug-2019

Location: Bracknell, GB

Company: Honda Motor Europe Ltd

Job Title:Contract- Finance Analyst 
Department:UK - Business Administration 
Job Location: Bracknell 


The Honda Motor Europe (HME) Commercial Finance team are responsible for financial analysis and planning, providing commercial business support to the HME business and functional business heads.

The Finance Analyst reports into the Financial Controller for Automobile and will be responsible for providing financial analysis and support for the Automobile Business and driving process improvement and efficiencies. 


  1. Cost Centre Support - Main Responsibilities:
  • Provide cost centre support to business teams
  • Full wnership for delivering accurate monthly results, analysing variances against budget, reporting of variances to senior management by cost centre and spend type.
  • Supprt cost centre managers with the creation of operational budgets and the reforecast processes for quarterly budgets and longer term forecasting and planning.  Prviding timely submissions to Honda Motors.
  • Supprting improved training and process ownership within the business community.
  • Creating streamlined prcesses and efficiencies.


  1. Assisting Commercial Accountants -  Main Responsibilities:
  • Support the production of monthly results across the business divisions.
    • Ensuring all system entries are cmpleted accurately and within the given deadlines.
    • Wrking with the Shared Service centre to drive data quality and process improvement.
    • Ensure variances t budget are understood and provide commentary where required
    • Prvide challenge to  business divisin where required
  • Support the budget and forecast process across the business divisions
    • Ensure budget submissins are accurate and timely
    • Ensure budget cnditions are communicated clearly and understood by the business
    • Prvide challenge to the business division where required


  1. Ad Hoc Analysis and Investigations – Main Responsibilities
  • Undertake ad hoc analysis and investigations when required
    • T resolve finance related queries
    • T support process improvement and change within Commercial Finance
    • T support ongoing and new projects


Qualifications, skills and experience required: 

  • Part Qualified (CIMA / ACCA or equivalent)
  • Advanced Excel knowledge is a must.
  • A proactive and pre-emptive approach to matters; a naturally curious and questioning manner; the ability and desire to dig in and work hard to achieve time-critical tasks, where required.
  • SAP and Hyperion knowledge is desirable.
  • IFRS accounting knowledge preferred
  • Experience of dealing with FX calculations on a Pan-E level preferred.
  • Previous experience of working in a European environment is desirable.
  • A technically able accountant, with a good understanding of business in general, with commercial awareness and experience.
  • Well developed level of communication, networking and presentation skills
  • Ability to work in a constantly changing environment
  • Access knowledge is desirable, but not essential.

Honda Motor Europe is dedicated to the principle of creating equal opportunities within the workplace for all associates, agency workers, contractors, job applicants and visitors. Central to this is Honda's commitment to being a fair, discrimination free company that accepts the uniqueness and differences of people around the world and adheres to the principle that all people are created equal. This commitment comes directly from the Honda Philosophy and belief that we all work together for a common purpose. Honda recruits, hires, trains and promotes into all levels the most qualified individuals without regard to race, colour, origin, religion, gender, sexual orientation, age, disability or any other protected characteristic.

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