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Senior Financial AnalystJob offer
Description            We are Merlin Entertainments… The name behind world famous attractions including LEGOLAND, SEA LIFE, Alton Towers Resort and Thorpe Park.  Be a part of the Merlin magic by joining the Merlin Corporate team.  We hire and empower smart people who love what they do.  Now’s your chance to join us!    We require a dynamic Senior Financial Analyst to join our Operating Group Finance team working across our Resort Theme Park (RTP) Operating Group.  We are offering flexibility with the location of this role (Poole / Chessington or Alton Towers).   Reporting in to the Finance Director of Resort Theme Parks and managing a financial analyst, you will work with the RTP Managing Director and resort leadership teams to support the achievement of business goals and deliver all aspects of financial reporting.   Providing advice and guidance on financial matters and commercial decision making, key responsibilities will include running the strategic side of processes such as the Capital Plan, Business Plan, Forecast and Budget process.  You will ensure the data submitted by the sites is robust through a process of thorough review and challenge, as well as in line with strategic plans.   You will oversee resort capital control, reviewing board papers and investment appraisals, and control central operating group Capital expenditure. Using professional judgement to draw conclusions from financial data presented, you will need to make recommendations as to the appropriate course of action, looking forward with scenario modelling as well as reporting on the past.     You will need to provide and issue commentary on key financial reports – including weekly trading reports and monthly management accounts.   This role entails multi-site, multi-currency, multi-time period work with both financial and non-financial business drivers, in a multi-cultural context. We are looking for the following skills and experience…   The ideal candidate will be fully qualified with proven experience/skills of financial analysis at a senior level.  You will also possess strong systems skills in Excel and Hyperion to gather, manipulate and present large quantities of data effectively.   You will need a high level of technical knowledge as you'll be the key contact for sites on a host of global issues in a multi-currency environment. A high level of business understanding of both visitor attractions and operations is also desirable.   Excellent communication skills at a senior level is essential as is the ability to influence and present findings confidently and accurately to stakeholders.   The Benefits…     We’re growing fast and alongside a fun and friendly environment, we offer a fabulous package and amazing prospects – ideal if you’re already fantastic and can quickly become even better (our magic can help here).  Benefits include Pension, Life Assurance, discretionary company bonus, 25 days’ holiday and, of course, a Merlin Magic Pass which gives you and your friends and family free admission to all of our attractions worldwide, as well as 25% discount in our retail shops and restaurants and 40% discount on LEGO.         Want to see us in action?                    Work Locations :  Merlin Business Support  Merlin Business Support Silverglade, Leatherhead Road  Chessington KT9 2QLClosing Date (Period for Applying) - External : 17-Sep-18, 11:59:00 PM
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Project Support AssistantJob offer
Description       New Brands Project Support Assistant (12 months FTC / Secondment)   We are the New Openings Division and we are part of the magical Merlin Entertainments!   Be a part of the Merlin magic by joining us as New Brands Project Support Assistant (12 months FTC which we could also offer as a secondment) based at the Thorpe Park Technical Hub.  We hire and empower smart people who love what they do.  Now’s your chance to join us!   Main Responsibilities:     Operations Ensure paperwork and project information is filed to the appropriate standard to meet Group and legal requirements. Reception/Telephone duties – Provide cover as and when required and ensure all enquiries are relayed to the management team in an appropriate and timely manner To ensure availability and flexibility in order to meet the needs of the business. Be proficient with time management and capable of working with minimum supervision. Some diary management for Senior Managers and Directors Organising meetings, events and conferences Produce and distribute all site due diligence reports to relevant team members / departments Co-ordinate meeting schedule, ensuring all attendees are aware of relevant information. Assisting with the Management of stationery and printers within the Merlin Technical hub, ensuring stationery, paper and ink are always available and appropriate disposal of confidential information Act as first point of call to enquiries over the telephone and provide a professional and  efficient customer service This role is hugely varied and offers autonomy as well as working closely with your team members.     2.   Marketing   Maintain excellent customer relations (Internal & External) Establish good rapport with PAs, administrators and key members of the New Brands team Develop creative, accurate and visually pleasing presentations and reports as requested, ensuring deadlines and quality standards are met     3.   Financial Assist in the invoice approval process by checking off received invoices against delivery notes and purchase orders prior to approval. Accurate purchase order, invoice & timesheet processing in a timely manner Ensure POs are in place for all spending, liaising with budget holder for sign-off and that correct codes are applied for all work  4.   Development     Provide general admin cover as required (holidays/absences etc). Promote best practice ‘can do will do’ culture at all times. Proactively seek to improve own skills and knowledge of project development operation in order to continue to deliver an constantly improving service                   5.   People   Liaise with a number of key stakeholder on a regular basis Participate in the appraisal system and be prepared to take on-board positive and constructive feedback.   6.   Health & Safety       Ensure compliance with Health & Safety Policies and Procedures are adhered to at all times Employees are responsible for the safety of themselves, their colleagues and guest (where appropriate) in line with the Group Policy (HS001) and the Law. In particular, they must ensure that they follow safe working procedures for all activities they undertake and they must note use any tools or equipment for which they have not been trained.  When incidents occur, they must ensure that they are reported to their line manager and must co-operate with any investigations as appropriate7 7 .   About You  Accurate typing and attention to detail Great Microsoft Office Skills including PowerPoint and Excel Professional telephone manner Ability to communicate at all levels Highly developed organisational capabilities Project management skills and the ability to perform multiple tasks at once Confidentiality           Experience Perhaps you are a recent graduate with strong administrative skills looking for a great opportunity Or you have proven experience as a PA, general Administrator or Project Admin in a large multinational company Alongside a competitive annual salary, if based in the UK we offer 20 days annual leave plus 8 bank holidays you can look forward to enjoying a great benefits package including a Group Personal Pension Plan, Merlin Magic pass which gives you free admission to all of Merlin’s attractions worldwide, Employee Assistance Programme, Childcare Vouchers, Life Assurance, 25% discount in our retail shops and restaurants, 40% discount online off of Lego, and much more!          Work Locations :  New Openings  Merlin House, 3 Market Close  Poole  Dorset BH15 1NQClosing Date (Period for Applying) - External : 28-Sep-18, 11:59:00 PM
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