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Commercial Finance Analyst

  • Location London
  • Job type Interim
  • Reference BBBH127553

Commercial Finance Analyst
3 month temp (likely to be extended)
up to £320 a day
Hybrid Working

Reporting to the Commercial Finance Manager, this is a role to support the Finance team and wider business with weekly, monthly and annual reporting, budgeting and forecasting as well as commercial insight and analysis, enabling management to make key business decisions.

Key responsibilities include:

  • Weekly trade analysis for all business channels around Sales, Margin and Stock
  • Creation, improvement and maintenance of financial and trade reports
  • Retail Partner; Act as the primary contact for all retail analysis and requests
  • Store by Store P&Ls, including channel analysis by:
  • Partner, Country, Market, Region
  • Adhoc analysis tasks as required

Overheads

  • Understanding and reporting KPIs for Warehouse costs and efficiencies including preparing monthly review pack with commentary and supporting the wider team implementing any actions.
  • Produce and monitor total business capex budget at project level including being the finance representative for all projects and supporting with producing business cases where necessary

Group Reporting

Preparation of all reporting including:

  • Monthly Sales analysis and commentary (flash) - Including sales recon to SUN
  • Budget, Quarterly Forecast and Bi-Annual reporting requirements including sales, territory, capex and debtor reporting
  • Consolidating data for quarterly insurance reporting
  • Manage and maintain the financial data cube in Cognos
  • Supporting the Commercial Finance Manager in preparing the annual budget and quarterly forecasts for all of the above business areas
  • Assist in the preparation of the monthly Board pack
  • Adhoc projects

Desired Skills and Experience:

  • Educated to degree level and/or accounting qualification
  • Retail experience and experience of multisite operations is preferable
  • Ability to deliver under pressure and to tight deadlines
  • Strong analytical skills
  • Advanced Excel
  • Microsoft applications, Powerpoint, Word
  • Knowledge of accounting and stock systems such as Merret and Cognos is preferable
  • Strong attention to detail
  • Proactive, investigates issues and seeks solutions