Business Analyst

Vacancy posted: Saturday, 17 September 2016

Salary: Highly Competitive + Benefits
Location: Auchterarder

Closing date: 01 October 2016

Be part of unforgettable experiences . . .

Gleneagles, an iconic 850 acre country estate set beneath the beautiful Ochil Hills in Perthshire, is currently recruiting exceptional individuals to join our team. A luxury destination for almost a century, located just one hour from Glasgow and Edinburgh, Gleneagles offers the perfect retreat for those looking for relaxation, fun and adventure.

Our staff are the beating heart of Gleneagles, delivering legendry service that goes beyond attention to detail – it springs from a love of the place itself. Our ultimate desire is for all guests to experience something so uniquely ‘Gleneagles’, it is beyond comparison.

We are currently looking to recruit a full-time Business Analyst for our Finance team. This role would ideally suit a part-qualified accountant who is looking to build upon their experience in business analysis and management accounting.


To source, maintain and analyse data to provide management information to the business to enable an understanding of historic performance and to inform forward planning and decision-making.  To maintain, and develop, accounting control routines to enable a robust internal control platform.   The role sits in a team of 3, reporting to the Finance Manager, within a wider Finance team which includes separate roles for transaction processing (cash control, purchase ledger, sales ledger).

Key areas and outputs

Financial support to agreed business areas

  • Provide forward looking financial information to assigned teams to support decision making

  • Provide financial and commercial insight to assist operating teams

  • Assist assigned teams in closure of month end accounts, including interrogation of account codes to provide analyses to the teams

  • Work with assigned teams to improve routine accou8nting, control and operating processes, for example in stock accounting

  • Preparation of analyses of data for assigned teams as required

  • To become a great partner to the assigned teams, with support and backing of Team Leader

Accounting, reporting and controls

  • Routine accounting required in advance of preparation of monthly accounts pack

  • Key reconciliation and other balance sheet controls

  • Maintain appropriate processes for accounting information (approval documentation, journals, reconciliations, etc)

  • Preparation of monthly accounts pack with supporting analysis as required

Preparation of inputs to VAT returns, corporate tax returns and for statutory accounts preparation

Budgeting and forecasting

  • Preparation of annual budget for assigned teams and assistance in compilation of aggregated budget and production of the budget pack

  • Understand the key drivers within the assigned teams including the impact of changes in business levels on performance, the integration of this into forecasts and assistance in preparation of this as required


  • Benchmarking of performance against industry profiles

  • Other ad hoc accounting tasks and routines as required to include assistance with provision of data to other statutory bodies

Required skills and experience

  •  Bachelors degree in Accounting, Finance or another relevant discipline

  • Some relevant accounting / commercial experience, possibly part professionally qualified or AAT qualified

  • The role would suite a candidate who is wishing to learn and develop , on the role itself and through additional accounting training

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About Gleneagles Hotel

Set in an 850 acre resort of beautiful countryside in the heart of Scotland, The Britsh School of Falconry occupies a unique place within the Gleneagles Resort, widely regarded as the perfect setting for one of the most luxurious destination resorts in the world. In addition to the exctiment of handling some of natures most fascinating birds of prey, the British School of Falconry is home to the worlds only Gundog Training School, as well as making available exceptional Off Roading and Amphibious driving experiences. The British School of Falconry aims to exceed the most passionate enthusiasts expectations for outdoor recreational pursuits.

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