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Commercial Finance Analyst - Change & Transformation

  • Location London
  • Job type Contract
  • Reference SVWPERM11

Commercial Finance Analyst - Change & Transformation
£35k - £40k
Hybrid Working

I am recruiting for an experienced Commercial Finance Analyst to join a FTSE 100 Retail firm in London. This role is a 12 month FTC with strong potential to go permanent. My client offers an amazing company culture, great benefits and the opportunity to gain great exposure to commercial finance.

The role will include:

  • Bridging Retail Finance and Retail Transformation to deliver a multi-year Transformation project to fuel future investment and efficiencies
  • Working with the Finance Manager as a key part of the retail change workstream
  • Maintaining the consolidation and completeness of programme deliveries to ensure strong business partnering to both Retail Transformation and other Finance divisions
  • Ensuring that risks and opportunities are captured in updated forecasts and budgets
  • Demonstrating high level initiative and challenge in stakeholder relationships
  • Adhoc support across projects across the entire store, from food services to smartshop.Provide financial support to the retail transformation team, from identifying opportunities through data sourcing to collating business cases and signing off projects
  • Provide support in building models for projects
  • Provide challenge to the workstreams to ensure that they are focusing on the right areas and are delivering on the commitments that they've made
  • Develop relationships with the Finance leads for the cost lines within Retail Finance
  • Work closely with the core Finance team to ensure that all retail cost-impacting projects are captured and reported accurately for the purposes of budgeting and reporting
  • Liaise with the Retail Transformation Finance team to ensure that there is an aligned view of performance in the Central Retail team between all key stakeholders

Candidate Specification:

  • Commercially aware with a clear focus on driving excellent financial & commercial performance
  • Ability to build and maintain relationships with a wide range of people
  • Enthusiasm to learn and up skill whilst showing high levels of pace, initiative and resilience
  • Willingness to be adaptable and support the Finance Manager and wider Retail Finance team
  • Critical friend and key business partner for the Retail Change team
  • Must have a strong eye for detail and a passion for accuracy
  • Part qualified in an accounting qualification (ACA, ACCA or CIMA)