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Commercial Finance Manager

  • Location
  • Job type Interim
  • Reference BBBH119205

A well known retail and FMCG business are looking for a Commercial Finance Manager to join their already established finance team for a 12 month maternity cover. This is a fantastic experience for someone who has experience working as a Commercial Fiance Analyst to step up into a more senior role. The primary purpose of this role is to provide strong and proactive assistance of the finance & commercial teams with analysis of the business, management reporting, budgeting and other ad-hoc finance analysis

Responsibilities will include:

  • In-depth analysis of commercial results (sales & margins, mix effects)
  • Preparation of sales and margin forecasts for corporate budgetary purposes
  • Preparation of reports and presentations for internal and external business stakeholders, including weekly & monthly performance reports and quarterly presentations for each platform where the business operates concessions
  • Commercial financial support to operations (Store Managers, Operations Director) and to the Commercial Department (promotions analysis)
  • Ad-hoc analysis upon request of the Operations or Finance directors
  • Assistance for monthly financial closings (e.g. Newport submissions for the group, stock provisioning reports

The ideal candidate will be

  • Advanced on excel - can demonstrate understanding and experience of pivot tables, v lookups, sumif, index,
  • Highly proficient at manipulating and analysing large volumes of data in order to identify key commercial issues/trends
  • Retail background, not essential but desirable
  • Previous experience in a business analyst role, including through internship, would be preferred