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James Poyner

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Degree: Master's Degree
Career Level: Fully Competent
Occupation: Business and Finance
Career Title: Compensation, Benefits, and Job Analysis Specialists, Management Analysts, Market Research Analysts and Marketing Specialists
Target Title: Reporting Analyst, Performance Analyst
Skills: Financial Analyst; Data Analyst; Reporting Analyst; PowerBI; Power BI; Performance Analyst; Reporting; Intelligence Analyst; Purchasing Analyst; BI Reporting; MI; MI Reporting;
James Poyner is Reporting Analyst, Performance Analyst(Business and Finance) from Manchester, United Kingdom.


Korn Ferry Manchester, England United Kingdom
Industry: Recruitment/Finance
03/2020 - 06/2020
Reporting Analyst
Despite a tough recruitment process and heavy praise on my achievements during my time in the role, I was let go due to the financial implications of Covid-19. (Reference can confirm).
Responsibilities: • Built, audited and maintained dashboards and reports, using data from a variety of recruitment process productivity tracking systems. • Proactively audited and researched data variances and elevated issues where appropriate. • Produced and presented data and metrics at client Quarterly Insight Meetings. • Communicated the meaning of analysis with stakeholders in a wide range of executional roles, both written and verbally. • Maintained scheduled, periodic recruitment process productivity reporting. • Identified important trends, measured performance against goals, and alerted teams to concerning issues. • Audited documents and materials for leadership meetings, reviewing results and modelling different strategic and tactical options for future recruiting. • Proven consulting skills working with a variety of in-house and external clients and engagement Project Managers • Advanced level PowerBI, MS Excel and MS Access ability as well as experience with a variety of different data warehouses and systems. • Strong analytical and problem solving skills. Achievements: • Creation of client dashboards to give daily visibility of hiring process and cost of hires, allowing self-service and ability to drill down into data as required. • Production and presentation of metric performance, data findings and forecasting for client Quarterly Insight Meetings.
Total Marketing Support Manchester, England United Kingdom
Industry: Marketing/Finance
06/2020 - current
Financial Analyst
Fixed Term Contract to transform long, manual, ineffective reporting into automated Power BI dashboards.
Responsibilities: • Supported Senior Finance Business Partner by providing timely, accurate and insightful financial/commercial information and analysis. • Compiled accurate monthly and quarterly forecasts to reflect the activities of the company to agreed formats and timetables • Compiled weekly forecasting of the commercial performance of business activities and maintained an action log to drive ongoing improvements. • Supported understanding of monthly financial performance and explained any variances to budget/forecast • Analysed all financial information produced and communicated it to the relevant stakeholders in a concise and relevant manner. • Engaged with stakeholders throughout the business in order to provide clarity on reporting variances and trends. • Automated very manual finance reports from a variety of sources to be produced at the click of a button. • Transformation of excel reports to PowerBI reporting, allowing users to self-serve. Achievements: • Created PowerBI dashboard that compared the system database to their accounting report data, providing key visibility that had been missing since the companies inception. • Learnt the company, their data and their systems instantly to provide valuable improvements within the short fixed-term contract length. • Automated every report to make them simple, quicker and less error prone.
Kier Manchester, England United Kingdom
Industry: Construction/Finance
02/2019 - 03/2020
Performance Analyst
Reporting across all aspects of the Finance Operations department to deliver detailed analysis on the performance of the company. Reporting to the board and key business partners and stakeholders throughout the business.
Responsibilities: • Production of detailed periodic financial analysis for board level on the financial performance of the company in a monthly twenty four page report. Covering all aspects of financial performance including Record To Report, Purchase To Pay and Order to Cash. • Reporting of initial periodic flash figures to show an early snapshot of monthly results before detailed reports are issued. • Manipulating large amounts of financial and budgetary data from a variety of different data sources/structures using SQL, MS Excel, MS Access, OBIEE and Power BI. • Creation of PowerBI Dashboards for various areas of the business to track progress, trends and comparisons. • Publication of in-depth monthly analysis for 10 individual reporting units to each area’s financial director, to enable visibility on how they are performing financially each period. • Presenting monthly performance reporting slides in management meetings, explaining trends, comparisons and developing patterns. • Reporting to strict deadlines to turn around reports within set KPI’s. • Providing weekly telephony and IT stats, identifying trends, comparisons and adding narrative around the figures. • Influencing stakeholders at all levels to gain data and knowledge of processes to ensure correct and accurate metrics are being measured and reported. • Taking on ad-hoc reporting as and when required and balancing it with business as usual reporting tasks. Achievements: • Creation of Pricing Model using headcount, budget and transaction figures to enable service centre to allocate their FY20 budget accordingly. • Building a reporting suite using MS Excel and MS Access due to lack of reporting functionality within current systems. • Building reports using SQL to pull data from 5 different systems: Oracle, Coins, Causeway, CCM and SAP. • Managing senior stakeholders to ensure data is accurate, consistent and delivered to timetable.
Kier Manchester, England United Kingdom
Industry: Construction/Finance
08/2017 - 02/2019
Senior Data Analyst
In the infancy of the shared services centre, meeting with key stakeholders around the business in order to design their reports based on what they feel would add value to their decision making vs system capabilities.
• Production of accurate and timely reports for various teams within Financial Operations on a Daily, Weekly and Periodic basis. • Development of ad-hoc MI requests as per customer specification and within agreed SLA. • Manipulating large amounts of data from a variety of sources into a format that can be easily interpreted with key findings for different stakeholders from team level to board level. • Production of periodic flash figures showing comparisons, developing patterns and trends, potential impacts, predictions, etc • Analytical skills and knowledge of Excel, Access, SQL, VBA and Oracle software in order to produce data and analytical reports to the highest standard. • Production of Periodic Payment Reporting (PPR) in line with government Payment Practices Regulations. • Strong Communication skills ranging from inter-personal to public speaking. • Production of key process improvements, particularly in terms of reporting and data across the business. • Interim management and leadership of the Systems and Reporting team including recruitment of new staff and one-to-one's with team.
Sainsbury's Manchester, England United Kingdom
Industry: Retail/HR/Finance
08/2014 - 08/2017
Data Analyst
Building reports for all aspects of the Sainsbury's Shared Service Centre. Becoming the MI lead for seven different cost-saving projects involving redundancy/redeployment.
• Proven track record as an MI/Data Analytics lead for 7 different HRSS redundancy/redeployment projects involving building databases, mailers and redundancy/redeployment calculators for across the business in high pressure situations. • Experience using HR Systems such as Oracle, SalesForce, ChangeWorkNow and manipulating large amounts of complexed data from different sources. • Production of accurate and timely reports for various divisions across the organisation such as HR Services, Customer and Colleague, Finance, etc in line with agreed schedule and SLA. • Development of ad-hoc MI requests as per customer specification and within agreed SLA. • Completion of data analysis on information produced providing customers with an account of changes, comparisons, developing patterns and trends, potential impacts, predictions, etc from store level to board level. • Support other Data Analysts within the MI Reporting and extended team as a more experienced, senior analyst. • Strong analytical skills and knowledge of Excel, Access, SQL, VBA and Oracle software in order to produce data and analytical reports to the highest standard. • Strong experience of communicating with stakeholders across the organisation from store level to board level.


Manchester Metropolitan University Manchester, England, United Kingdom
09/2006 - 09/2009
Degree: Bachelor's Degree
Major:BA(Hons) Business Management
Modules included: -Management Accounting -Human Resource Management -Managerial Law -Financial Strategy -Marketing Communications and Strategy -Customer Relations Management -International Marketing -Operations Knowledge Management
Manchester Metropolitan University Manchester, England, United Kingdom
09/2010 - 09/2009
Degree: Master's Degree
Major:MSc Business Management
Modules included: -Financial Strategy and Planning -HR Management -Understanding and managing people -Relationship Marketing -Global Strategic Management -Developing Professional Practice -Managing Organisations in a Global Context

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