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Finance Analyst

  • Location London
  • Job type Permanent
  • Reference BBBH126117

Commercial Finance Analyst
up to £40k
Hybrid Working
Great Benefits

I am currently recruiting for a number of Commercial Finance roles in partnership with incredibly employee centric FTSE 100 Retailer in London. My client offers really fantastic progression and development opportunities, a great culture and fab benefits package! If you are looking for a new challenge and have experience as a Commercial Finance Analyst, please email me at

The role works within the Retail Costs Finance team and is responsible for supporting the Retail Controllable cost and Contact Centres teams. This role is responsible for creating the assets required to effectively business partner, focussing on value creation and collectively strengthening our performance. You will provide insight, analysis and commentary to stakeholders, aiming to influence and drive decisions and actions that improve the bottom line. This individual will support the Finance Manager and Senior Finance Managers in their business area and the wider Finance team as required.

What you need to do

  • Run and interpret corporate management reporting to provide timely insight, analysis and commentary to stakeholders across the Group
  • Identify risks, anomalies and opportunities and flag these to Finance Manager / Senior Finance Managers for prioritisation
  • Build an understanding of an external perspective and use to engage Finance colleagues
  • Complete ad hoc / bespoke analysis for the business area as required to drive improvements
  • Adopt an agile ways of working approach to support Contact Centres and Store Operations and other areas of the business
  • Work with internal teams, as required to complete analysis to resolve business problems
  • Work with the Retail Reporting and Change team to develop uniformity of reporting and performance evaluation across all Retail channels enabling your business partners to quickly establish their areas of focus through the Channel & Cost line
  • In line with timeline and process set by FP&A, work with business to manage Contact Centres & RCC Forecasting, Latest View, Budgeting and Q2F
  • Build business cases and support post implementation reviews
  • Support the business to manage project budgets, working with other Finance teams where collaborative projects demand this
  • Support the wider team on other Finance processes and budgets as required
  • Attend business review meetings supporting Stakeholders as needed
  • Success in this role will mean supporting the business in making decisions that enhance performance to drive cost reduction for the business, improve ROI performance and manage the cost lines effectively

What you need to know and show

  • Part Qualified (ACCA/ACA/CIMA)
  • Strong Excel and numerical skills, with an aptitude for turning data into analysis and insight and being able to clearly articulate this through your communication
  • Strong commercial acumen
  • Delivery of process improvements
  • To have a good track record of strong financial control, but also the ability to maintain such an environment
  • Effective communicator with all levels of stakeholders, including audiences of varying financial and commercial acumen
  • Self-motivated team player, able to work autonomously, prioritise with good problem-solving abilities
  • Must have a strong eye for detail and accuracy
  • Ability to prioritise