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Commercial Finance Manager

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  • Job type Permanent
  • Reference SVW09PERM

Commercial Finance Manager
up to £50k depending on experience
Hybrid working (office in West London)

I am currently recruiting for an experienced, analytical Commercial Finance Manager to join a Pioneering, Global Retail Company in London. I would like to speak to candidates with strong analytical skills that have experience in either Business Analyst or Finance Analyst roles.

The aim 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)

Candidate Specification:

MBA, Business Degree, Finance Qualification
Excellent Excel capabilities - can demonstrate understanding and experience of pivot tables, v lookups, sumif, index, equiv... Highly proficient at manipulating and analysing large volumes of data in order to identify key commercial issues/trends
Fluent in English
Familiar with using Business Intelligence tools like Business Warehouse or BI4
Experience of SAP Business Intelligence and SAP Analysis for Office would be advantageous
Retail background would be preferred
Previous experience in a business analyst role, including through internship, would be preferred
Able to work independently and suggest solutions to queries raised
Strong attention to details/accuracy/controls of data
Strong analytical skills
Ability to organise work around tight deadlines
Excellent verbal and written communication skills and the ability to interact professionally with a diverse group (executives, accountants, store managers etc)