Commercial Finance Analyst - Lancashire

Competitive salary - Qualified
Ref: 126 Date Posted: Monday 22 Mar 2021
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This fast-growing leading Retail organisation in Lancashire is recruiting for a Part or Fully Qualified Commercial Financial Analyst to join their growing team. This is an exciting role that includes commercial decision-making, financial insight, and budgeting and forecasting.

THE JOB

You will be responsible for providing high-quality planning and performance analysis across your key markets and be involved in shaping the strategic direction of a business. You will add commercial value to the business, improve the commercial reporting and implement strategies to improve profitability. You will also act as a point of contact for Senior Stakeholders, Operational and Senior Management, working cross-functionally with the Group Shared Services team.

Key duties and responsibilities:

  • Drive daily/weekly/monthly reporting on KPIs and ensure timely reporting to senior management and operations
  • Provide data-driven insights to Senior Stakeholders, Operations, and Senior Management
  • Ensuring consistency of reporting between operational teams and the senior management team
  • Contribute to the quarterly and annual budgeting process including variance analysis
  • Work with key stakeholders to understand business performance trends and present key insights for business strategic projects
  • Understanding margin performance and identifying clearly defined improvement areas
  • Update senior management and key stakeholders on all projects, initiatives, and actions and input into the weekly country initiatives update

THE PERSON

  • We are looking for an experienced commercially-focused finance analyst, with an extensive working knowledge of Excel
  • It is essential candidates have experience in a financial or analytical role and are actively studying towards ACCA/CIMA/ACA or have already qualified
  • You will be a self-starter with a proactive approach towards problem-solving and achieving desired results and keen to become a true finance business partner of the future