Vacancies Finance Analyst - Commercial Finance

Please Note: The application deadline for this job has now passed.

Job Introduction

** Remote/home working allowed with occasional visits to the Folkestone office as required**

Our people are everything to us. The way they deliver exceptional experiences every day for our customers, for their colleagues. The way they own what they do. Their 'Why's it like that?' curiosity. How they always think of others and work together to get things done. For us, for you, make do will never do. Good enough? Not even close. Come and do the best work of your life alongside lovely colleagues. Come to Saga. 

And right now, we are looking for a Finance Analyst to join the Insurance Commercial Finance team. Working closely with the Saga Insurance business, you will provide support and guidance to assist with decision making, including detailed analysis of trends and business case modelling. You will also be responsible for ensuring our forecasting and reporting systems and processes are well maintained to ensure successful delivery of the forecasting cycles. 

You will also drive system development, implementation and change to deliver process improvement with enhanced MI, and provide support to the Finance Business Partner on all matters as required. 

And in return, you can look forward to all the responsibility and involvement of an integral role, providing you with a rewarding and fast-paced career with an excellent benefits package. 

So, if this is of interest to you then we would be keen to hear from you! 

Role Responsibility

Role Responsibilities are, but not limited to: 

  • Provide appropriate challenges and support to the product and marketing teams to deliver forecasts and projections which are challenging yet achievable. 

  • Continuous design and improvement of existing financial planning processes to satisfy business requirements and support commercial decision making. 

  • Monthly forecasting and modelling for the current financial year, full-yearly budget, longer term planning and providing variance analysis and commentary for presenting to our directors. 

  • Continue to drive commercial report improvements to drive efficiency and enhanced presentation of data to support the business. 

  • Trading performance analysis and trend projections, presenting to the Business on a weekly basis and provision of the weekly trading management information pack. 

The Ideal Candidate

  • Highly numerate, with strong financial and business acumen. 

  • ACA, ACCA or CIMA – this role is ideally suited to individuals who have completed or are near to completing their finance qualification. 

  • Analytically strong with a willingness to question and challenge and interrogate, facilitating the ability to identify anomalies or inconsistencies and pursue these through to a resolution. 

  • Ability to multi-task and must be exceptionally well organised; attention to detail; high level of accuracy; ability to meet established deadlines; ability to work under pressure; ability to work proactively.  

  • Ability to write and understand SQL code preferred but not essential as training can be provided. 

  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills with a range of colleagues at varying levels. 

  • Able to quickly establish credibility, winning the respect and co-operation of colleagues. 

  • Demonstrable experience of preparing forecasts and budgets, as well as long-term planning

Our values are:

  • Precision Pace - Always owning and making things happen
  • Empathy – Always aware of others
  • Curiosity – Always asking why
  • Collaboration – Always one team, the Saga team!

Package Description

The standard benefits when you join Saga include: 

  • Remote working available where possible

  • The choice to buy a further 5 days annual leave per year 

  • Free private medical insurance after 1 years' service 

  • Workplace Pension 

  • AXA Be Supported 

  • A range of reductions and offers from leading retailers, travel groups and entertainment companies

About the Company

Having spent our first 30 years focused on travel, Saga launched Saga Magazine and developed home and motor insurance and financial services in the 1980s. Private medical and pet insurance followed in the 1990s, along with the launch of our own cruise ship operation. The strength of the Saga brand provides the Group with the ability to develop in-house or partner with suppliers to offer our customers and members highly differentiated, competitively priced products which meet their evolving needs.

Saga exists to help our customers and members lead the life they want to lead. To succeed in this, we know that the most important thing to do is to listen to our customers and members. At the heart of our business model is our drive to know more about our customers’ wants and needs so we are best placed to serve them.

Applying this approach over the past 70 years has enabled us to become the UK's specialist provider of products and services to people aged over 50 in the UK. The Saga brand has become one of the most recognised and trusted brands amongst UK consumers in this demographic and is recognised for its high quality products and exceptional standards of service. These include cruises and holidays, insurance, personal finance and the Saga Magazine.

When you join Saga you will see that we are committed to treating all employees fairly and to offering equal opportunities in all aspects of employment and advancement.

We value diversity not just because it is the right thing to do, but because diverse teams perform better. Creating a culture in which everyone feels welcome and offering equal opportunities in all aspects of employment and advancement is incredibly important to us. Fair consideration is given to applications from all applicants, including those with disabilities and those over who are over 50 as we are champions of age inclusivity.

We are an official Disability Confident Committed employer and ensure that our recruitment process is inclusive and accessible and we will make reasonable adjustments as required.

We are a member of the 30% Club and partner with Women Ahead which offers us a fantastic opportunity to take part in a leading, global, cross-company, leadership mentoring scheme to champion female talent.

We are a signatory of the Armed Services Covenant and have received a Silver Award from the Employer Recognition Scheme. 



To all recruitment agencies: Saga does not accept agency CVs unless specifically engaged on the role by the HR Recruitment Team. Please do not forward CVs to our recruiters, employees or any other company location. Saga is not responsible for any fees related to unsolicited CVs.



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