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Finance Analyst

Frimley, United Kingdom Job ID 12103
SC Johnson has opportunities for Finance Analyst (Frimley, UK)

Our internal job title at SC Johnson is Snr Analyst - Accounting – UK

As part of the EMEA Shared Service Centre, you’ll be accountable for providing Finance Business Partnering and influence cost savings for Functional expenses and other P&L lines mainly for Europe regional headquarter. As well as this you will actively support the Associate Manager in both routine tasks and process improvements. This role has high exposure thru interaction with upper level stakeholders such as HR/Sales/Marketing/GMs/ADMIN and Finance in local markets, in the region and HQs.

If you would like to work in a multicultural, FMCG organisation and are passionate about accounting, we’d like to hear from you.

Based in Frimley, Surrey, we can offer you a 4.5 day working week, competitive salary and profit share. We care about the well-being of our people and other benefits include free onsite gym with free classes, a 9-hole golf course, tennis courts, subsidised canteen and much more. Your convenience is important to us and if you're travelling on public transport we have a free shuttle bus service running from Farnborough Station – with direct services to London Waterloo – and our local station in Frimley, as well as free parking on-site.


  • Accountable for consolidation of European Direct functional expenses.
  • Business partner with upper level stakeholders such as HR/Sales/Marketing/GMs/ADMIN and Finance in local markets, in the region and HQs.
  • Drive & influence cost savings for country group under one’s scope.
  • Ensure accounting, reporting and planning process performs to Service Level Agreements within the SSC
  • Accountable for functional expenses of the following business areas: Sales, Marketing, Finance, HR and Admin
  • Responsible for the Annual Budget, Q1, Re-estimate and S&OP
  • Financial reporting of functional expenses via providing meaningful variance analysis and addressing Risks & Opportunities
  • Performing month end activities on a timely manner with emphasis of transactional accuracy
  • Ownership of the accrual and prepayment accounts relating to functional expenses and other P&L lines below Functionals
  • Management of IC recharges
  • Respond to many and varied ad-hoc queries
  • Liaison with internal & external auditors
  • Ensuring the appropriate controls is operational in order to maintain the quality and integrity of financial information, ensuring consistency of process across Europe.
  • Identification and implementation of process improvements thru Opex lean mindset, integration of finance activities into the SSC, integration of new staff into the SSC, sharing of knowledge with SSC staff.


  • Graduate calibre ideally in business/finance or equivalent and finalist or studying either AAT, ACCA, ACA or CIMA
  • Strong experience of budget setting and variance analysis.
  • Financial & Business acumen
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Ability to manage many competing priorities within deadlines
  • Self-motivated
  • Proficiency in SAP, BPC and Business Warehouse or similar ERP system, as well as advanced Excel skills.
  • Awareness of internal controls and SOX
  • Attention to detail and accuracy, able to self-evaluate work and create culture of continuous improvement as well as an ability to use initiative and be proactive in anticipating problems when they occur
  • Able to work independently as well as comfortable working with colleagues of various levels and disciplines within a cross-functional organisation


  • Finalist or Studying for a recognized Accounting qualification
  • Strong previous experience of working within an accounting department for a multi-national organisation

You need to be legally eligible to work in country of application.

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