Commercial Finance Analyst

Recruiter
Premier Foods
Location
St. Albans, UK
Salary
Competitive
Posted
26 Aug 2019
Closes
29 Sep 2019
Ref
1215315234
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full-time
Level of qualification
Newly qualified, Qualified
Commercial Finance Analyst x 2 Full time, permanent Based in St Albans We're looking for commercially astute analysts to support the business as it continues to grow. These roles are suited to fully qualified Finance Analysts looking to move into a highly commercial area with exceptionally fast paced challenge and cross-functional senior management exposure. MAIN PURPOSE OF THE JOB: Ensure robust financial control on UKBU Consumer Marketing spend across the entire portfolio Support Brand Finance Director on delivery of top-down Budget model across the UKBU, and shape the Budget process for future years Operate as an effective Business Partner to your stakeholders, providing accurate and timely finance support Be the right ha d person to the Finance Manager, able to provide sufficient cover in their absence KEY ACCOUNTABILITIES & RESPONSIBILITIES Brand Finance: Finance business partner to Category Marketing Director and Commercial Planning Controller Responsible for periodic analysis of branded performance and drivers, with clear and effective communication to senior leadership teams Work closely with Marketing and Commercial Planners to provide challenge, understanding and insight to in-year forecasting process, as well as longer-term budgeting and strategic planning processes Evaluate and sign-off of new and existing product development proposals Build key relationships and drive commercial discussions cross-functionally (from site manufacturing to sales) Champion process improvement and simplification to roll out to the wider Brand Finance team Ad hoc support as required Consumer Marketing: First point of contact for Marketing Director and Brand Finance Director Financial control and governance of UKBU Consumer Marketing spend Ownership of budget setting and brand allocation process Timely periodic reporting and analysis by Brand and spend type Control, support and challenge marketeers on year-to-go spend projections Review of prior year balance sheet accruals Budget: Ownership of brand and category led top-down modelling Co-ordination and management of budget process across finance functions Influence and drive understanding of business-led decisions on the full P&L Support and challenge category teams on full year KPI's and hurdle rates Work on future years budget project and implementation across finance functions EXPERIENCE /COMPETENCIES Qualifications: Individuals with commercial and/or analytical background will be considered CIMA/ACCA/ACA qualified Behaviours & Experience: Exhibits outward curiosity and drive to improve continuously Ability to challenge appropriately and influence at all levels, using data to provide insights and make suitable recommendations Strong business partnering skills and the ability to build relationships cross-functionally The ability to understand and consider multiple points of view Experience of explaining finance to non-finance Ability to manage ambiguity and solve complex problems Excellent analytical skills and attention to detail Exceptional organisation skills and the ability to adapt to an agile environment Ability to adapt communication styles for different levels, individuals and situations Skills: Commercial acumen and understanding of external challenges Strong IT skills, particularly within excel Experience with SAP, Business Objects or other equivalent analytics tools beneficial

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