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Commercial Finance Analyst

  • Location London
  • Job type Permanent
  • Reference BBBH135355

Commercial Finance Analyst
up to £45k + benefits
Hybrid Working
SW London

We are looking for someone to work very closely with the Commercial FP&A Manager to provide support on all channels, responsible for providing varied support to the FP&A Finance team in reporting, budgeting and month end management accounts processes as well as day to day ad hoc analysis.

What you'll be doing:

Reporting

  • Ownership of Monday trade reports, ensure all reports are accurate and distributed in a timely manner,
  • Maintain daily, weekly and monthly trade reporting and ensure reports are distributed on time and accurately reported,
  • Assist the FP&A Manager to co-ordinate and update the monthly Board pack,
  • Support the FP&A Finance Manager on ad hoc trade analysis including performance of Trading events like Sale.
  • Update the weekly view of sales, stock and margin. Work with Merchandising to ensure ongoing view is up to date.

Month End

  • Run and complete initial review of P&L reports for Retail stores ensuring postings are complete and variances are analysed for review with FP&A Finance Manager,
  • Assist FP&A Finance Manager in updating the monthly management accounts pack,
  • Monthly reconciliation of accruals and prepayment balance sheet accounts.
  • Work closely with FP&A Manager to provide analysis and support to the Retail stores including setting incentive targets and measuring performance, monitoring store profitability.

Budget & Forecasting

  • Support the FP&A Finance Manager with the bi-annual budgeting process, updating and preparing budget models.
  • Work closely with the FP&A Finance Manager on updating cost budgets and reforecasts, working alongside key budget holders and stakeholders.

Ad Hoc/Business Partnering

  • Process improvements including simplifying spreadsheets and reviewing current processes to be more efficient.
  • Provide support to Commercial team in producing insight and analysis to support Business Stakeholders.
  • Become team key point of contact and trainer on the Reporting Tool TargIT.
  • Providing business support on projects/business initiatives where necessary.

What you'll need:

  • Experience in an analytical capacity in a retail/e-commerce environment (essential)
  • Studying towards an Accounting qualification (ACCA/CIMA equivalent)
  • Advanced excel skills (sumifs, V & H lookups, IF functions, etc)
  • Strong communication, stakeholder management skills and influencing skills
  • Self-motivated and deadline driven
  • Resilience to work under pressure and adapt to new situations, systems and processes in a fast-paced retail environment
  • Attention to detail, but able to see the bigger picture
  • Experience using Reporting tools (desirable)