Michael Page Finance are partnering exclusively with Orica in Wigan.
This is a brilliant role for a Finance Analyst covering a European division.
About Our Client
A listed Australian business, Orica is one of the world's largest providers of commercial explosives and blasting systems primarily to the mining, oil and gas, and construction markets. In 2016 the organisation was officially recognised as the largest global supplier in their field, employing over 11,500 employees.
Founded in 1874 as a supplier of explosives to the Victorian gold fields in Australia, Orica has grown to become one of the leading publicly-owned companies listed on the Australian Stock Exchange. Orica strives to be the partner of choice to their global customer base through creating, developing and delivering solutions to enable their clients to be more productive and effectively manage critical risks. To do this, Orica's ethos is to bring together the best people and the most innovative technology.
Orica is dedicated to the belief that career development is critical to maximising employee satisfaction and ultimately to retaining top talent to the business. There is a clear precedent set throughout the organisation for growing and enhancing careers both in the UK and internationally.
The main remit of this Finance Analyst role at Orica will be to take responsibility for correlating the management and financial reporting compiled by colleagues in European sites - including Spain, Portugal and Belgium. This position will also play a key role in liaising closely with regional European finance teams to assist in preparing reports and other ad-hoc projects. In addition to utilising management and financial accounting skills, this Finance Analyst will play a pivotal role in helping to maximise efficiency throughout the business, and identify potential opportunities and risks.
Reporting directly to the Financial Controller for Southern Europe, this Finance Analyst will play an important part in identifying initiatives and potential areas for improvement to enhance the efficiency of current processes.
This role will appeal to a technically strong accountant who wants to add value and think commercially within a fast moving, continually evolving organisation. You will prepare and review capital expenditure and financial models, as well as support the Financial Controller for Southern Europe with budgeting, reporting and forecasting.
This position is ideal for a candidate who is able to employ excellent analytical skills to interrogate the performance of the business across Europe, performing detailed analysis to thoroughly understand the meaning behind the results, and take initiative to work on ad-hoc projects. This Finance Analyst will be a vitally important business partner with Orica colleagues inside and outside of Finance across a range of countries, able to add value and communicate clearly to both peers and senior stakeholders.
As Finance Analyst you will understand Orica's key drivers, risks and opportunities, and provide your business partners with accurate information to drive excellence across the business.
The Successful Applicant
The chosen candidate for this Finance Analyst position will be a fully qualified ACA, ACCA or CIMA qualified accountant who is naturally an enthusiastic individual with a keenness to learn and progress.
Orica are an exciting, market leading business who look to attract intuitive, dedicated professionals to join their fast paced working environment. An organisation with a truly global reach, this Finance Analyst position is ideal for a qualified accountant who will be enthused by the opportunities on offer to spend time working abroad, or even to progress their career internationally.
If you are an ACA/ACCA qualified accountant looking to make your first move into industry from practice, or you are CIMA qualified accountant with demonstrable analytical and reporting skills in a fast paced environment, we are looking to discuss opportunities at Orica with you!
What's on Offer
Orica can offer the successful candidate a competitive salary, as well as a market leading opportunity to work with a growing, evolving, well respected brand who can offer global career advancements.