Finance Analyst ( Maternity Cover)
Finance Analyst for global FMCG business based near Maidenhead
9 month contract
global FMCG business based near Maidenhead
Provide critical support in all aspects of Brand Profitability reporting to both Business units and Management team. Support to Finance team in the forecasting and planning processes during monthly actualisation and quarterly forecast cycles.
Provide effective analytical support for Business Unit meetings highlighting business performance versus our financial targets, impact of business decisions as they relate to pricing, mix and margin analysis.
Control the Advertising and Promotion expenses, performing periodic reviews versus budget, and supporting management on strategy decisions.
Monitoring the Forecast process by brand in the assigned markets, assuring its accuracy and completeness in time.
Monitor the Pricing process, assuring all objectives are achieved in the assigned timeline.
Develop/refine Marketing support process improvement requirements; suggesting potential solutions and participation in an agreed course of action and implementation plan.
Interact with business units / various departments [Sales; Marketing; Planning; IT] to ensure effective communication and that required information flow is maintained / enhanced; accountable for maintaining systems administration and alignment
Professional Accountancy qualification (CIMA advantageous)
Fundamental experience within a commercial finance function of FMCG/ Consumer Goods Business
Experience of dealing with both finance and non-finance colleagues at all levels in FMCG/ Consumer Goods
Experienced Finance Analyst with advanced Excel skills
Ideally experienced in profitability reporting
9 month contract