Junior Commercial Finance Analyst

Recruiter
Agora Talent Ltd
Location
Central London, UK
Salary
Competitive
Posted
17 May 2019
Closes
11 Jun 2019
Ref
1092723578
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full-time
A leading British retail business are recruiting a Junior Commercial Finance Analyst to join their Commercial Finance team based in Central London. The analyst role supports the finance manager and will work predominantly within the finance team however there may be requirements for some business partner engagement at an analyst and manger level. The successful candidate will be required to provide accurate information appropriate for distribution to the key business partners in a timely manner, will be responsible for producing relevant management account information and maintaining their balance sheets. As well as production of the financial information the role is expected to have a strong understanding of key drivers, provide insight via variance analysis and highlighting and sharing clearly associated risks and opportunities. This position also needs to support the finance manager in the production and completion of all budgeting and forecasting deliverables. Key Responsibilities include but are not limited To produce timely information for sales, margin, costs and stock as appropriate To identify risks and opportunities relating to sales, margin, costs and stock as appropriate To contribute the month end routines of the management accounts including journal entry and balance sheet reconciliations Provide detailed and clear analysis on trading performance including some recommendations to aid improvement. To undertake analysis for potential initiatives using financial modelling techniques Provide quality insight to performance via clear and concise commentary To become familiar with and report on KPIs highlighting risks and opportunities To support the budgeting and forecasting process. To analyse capital proposals and monitor and report on performance and return To assess the possible cost and return on promotions / events both prior to and after delivery To interpret non-financial information and rework it into financial reports To produce reports which are easily understood by non-financial people To make recommendations to their line manager to improve reporting and analysis Experience required FMCG or Retail experience preferable Working towards recognised accountancy qualification (preferably CIMA/ACCA ) High standard of accuracy with financial and statistical data Able to organise own work and to take initiative Resilient and able to manage a complex workload Commercially aware Customer focused Good communication/ interpersonal and influencing skills Experience of computerised accounting packages Advanced Excel skills and computer literate in other core applications Flexible and open to change Proactive Good team player

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