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Analyst - Procurement Control

Ref: JN -062019-66863
GBP35000.00 - GBP40000.00 per annum
UK, London
Accounting, Accounts Assistant
10th June 2019
Job Type

Key Areas of Responsibility:

  • Reading a contract and understanding its commercial implications
  • Challenging supplier quality assurance reviews including the financial strength of suppliers
  • Reviewing and challenging all aspects of the Procurement process and workflow cycle
  • Analysis of expenditure patterns and expense analysis, including capital expenditure
  • Assisting the business in monitoring supplier performance against service level agreements
  • Ensuring Finance owned policies and procedures are being adhered to and remain fit for purpose
  • Provide support in the setting and monitoring of adherence to the Group's Procurement policies
  • Advise and support Group staff in procurement and supplier relationships helping to drive better procurement practice
  • Ensure purchases are properly approved within the Group's authorisation limits and that purchases are raised using the Group's Procurement systems
  • Supporting the balance sheet attestation process
  • Assisting the development, enhancement and documentation of financial controls in the wider business
  • Other ad hoc activities as considered appropriate


  • Working towards either a recognised accounting qualification (ACA, ACCA, CIMA) or Chartered Institute of Procurement & Supply


  • Familiarity with financial statements including analysis of financial strength
  • Familiar with supplier chain and procurement process including supplier contracts, RFPs and Service Level Agreements
  • Challenging key stakeholders when appropriate
  • Relevant market knowledge and best practice disciplines
  • Familiarity with Microsoft Excel
  • Experience of working on multiple tasks and responding quickly to management requests
  • Experience of performing under pressure and adjusting plans to meet changing needs and requirements
  • Ability to stay knowledgeable on technical accounting and business issues

Knowledge and Skills

  • Willingness to learn and develop skills in all areas - technical, industry and function
  • Ability to stay knowledgeable about, research and broadly understand technical governance and control issues
  • Effective communicator, both written and verbal, within the department and wider business
  • Active participant in Finance community
  • Strong stakeholder management skills at all levels
  • Proactive approach with the ability to challenge the status quo and to contribute towards delivery of the business strategic plan
  • Facilitate and coordinate multiple deadlines and respond quickly to management requests
  • Ability to perform under pressure and adjust plans to meet changing needs and requirements
  • Ability to balance available time between control, efficiency and value-add activities
  • Ability to analyse and interrogate data.
  • Operate a methodical and organised approach to work
  • Good attention to detail
  • Be resilient and calm under pressure
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