Commercial Finance Analyst

  • Location:Maidenhead
  • Job Industry:Accountancy
  • Reference:SD215_1717772811
  • Job Type:Permanent
  • Skills:Commercial Finance Analyst
  • Salary:£50000 - £60000 per annum + bonus

A fantastic opportunity for a Commercial Finance Analyst has arisen to join an FMCG / Retail company based in Maidenhead. This role offers hybrid working options and excellent progression opportunities.

Responsibilities:

  • Understand the drivers of historic, current and forecast performance for client group/business area and provide monthly financial analysis, insight and explanation of performance, highlighting emerging issues or trends and making recommendations on corrective actions
  • Interpret, explain and drive performance within the business
  • Support and influence key operational and strategic decisions by providing insight and challenge
  • Translate operational targets into executable in-year plans
  • Partner with client group to drive actions to meet targets (pricing, promo ROI, sales, margin, variable costs, overheads, EBITDA, working capital, ROI etc)
  • Advise on key business planning assumptions, trade-offs and opportunities.
  • Review actual performance (pricing, promo ROI, sales, margin, variable costs, overheads, EBITDA, working capital, ROI etc) with a view to making recommendations and provoking interventions required to drive down costs, improve margins and convert P&L into cash
  • Own and drive initiatives focused on closing variances with the business
  • Ensure business understands and delivers against KPIs
  • Facilitate ad-hoc analysis and insights on specific issues at a strategic level
  • Support strategy development by providing financial performance insights and recommendations to client group, identifying potential opportunities and/or risks through scenario and sensitivity analysis
  • Evaluate investment options from a financial perspective to provide a long term view of the impact on key KPIs for client group/business area (e.g. pricing, mix, sales, margin, variable costs, media costs, working capital, ROI etc)
  • Work with the management team to define planning assumptions, risks and investment opportunities
  • Provide support and challenge to ensure the quality of data, working closely with other functions to improve accuracy and timeliness

Qualifications:

  • Qualified ACMA, ACCA or ACA
  • Previous Business Partnering experience within an FMCG environment
  • Microsoft Project skills, Word, PowerPoint and Excel skills

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