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Commercial Finance Analyst

  • Location

    St. Albans, Hertfordshire

  • Sector:

    Retail & Wholesale FMCG

  • Job type:

    Permanent

  • Salary:

    £40000 - £45000 per annum + £5k Car + Bonus and Bens

  • Job ref:

    CG0301CFA_1578071256

  • Published:

    18 days ago

  • Expiry date:

    31-01-2020

  • Client:

    Vitae Financial Recruitment Ltd

Our client, an industry leader with a rapidly expanding global footprint, is looking to source a confident, career-minded Commercial Finance Analyst to join its talented team. This is a very visible role in the business, responsible for a significant revenue stream and supporting a Commercial Finance Manager on a range of activities including analysis, investment, budgeting and forecasting.

This business has a great reputation for rewarding and retaining top talent, supporting those who set personal goals and helping them to reach their full career potential. You will play a key part in supporting the commercial decision-making process, acting as true business partner to the Sales Team and providing valuable insight to drive strategy forward.

Main duties include:
* Providing first class financial support to Sales Directors, influencing behaviours and performance through insights and visibility of key drivers
* Enable strategy changes through deep dives and financial modelling
* Actively monitor and control spend within relevant consumers ensuring appropriate levels of promotional accruals
* Modelling strategic changes in customer plans and analyse promotional efficiency
* Leading period end process, providing insight and in depth understanding of underlying performance, key drivers and trends
* Challenging forecasts and ensure they are robust and deliverable
* Developing and monitoring action plans to realise opportunities and mitigate risks

Key skills & experience includes:
* ACA/ACCA/CIMA Qualified
* Strong commercial awareness and excellent analysis skills
* Ability to challenge appropriately and influence at all levels, using data to provide insights and make suitable recommendations
* Strong business partnering skills and the ability to build relationships cross-functionally
* The ability to understand and consider multiple points of view
* Ability to manage ambiguity and solve complex problems
* Ability to adapt communication styles for different levels, individuals and situations