Commercial Finance Manager / FP&A

Job Title: Commercial Finance Manager / FP&A
Contract Type: Permanent
Location: Maidstone, Kent
Salary: Up to £60000.00 per annum
Reference: 4119082_1638531969
Contact Name: Mark Jordan
Contact Email:
Job Published: December 03, 2021 11:46

Job Description

Commercial Business Analyst / FP&A Job - North Kent based Retail Business - c£60,000 + Bonus and benefits

Your new company
This is a fantastic opportunity for a qualified commercial business Analyst / FP&A to join a leading specialist retailer based in North Kent, during an exciting period of growth.

Your new role
The role sits within the Commercial Finance team with the emphasis on driving analysis and insight to the business across all teams from product to people. You will be a key partner to variety of levels across the business including executive directors. Reporting and analysis but more importantly the ability to support and positively challenge the business is key in this role.

Key responsibilities:

  • Business partnering, commercial support and analysis, working closely with all teams from HR to sales managers.
  • Working with the Purchasing and Planning teams across all aspects of inventory management from sales forecasts, to understanding lead times and impact on availability and stock levels.
  • Working alongside the Sales & Marketing teams to build accurate and robust forecasts for new products, pricing analysis and position in the market, alongside evaluation of marketing spend levels and effectiveness of promotions including the National Sale.
  • Work with the Specification team to drive insight on future pipeline of projects. This includes improving the quality of data and analysis to bring greater visibility to future opportunities and risks.
  • Playing a key role in the budget and forecasting processes from sales to EBITDA.
  • Subsequent monitoring throughout the year, alongside in year forecasts where necessary.
  • Careful cost management across the group, driving performance management whilst improving product margins.
  • Implementing process and system improvements where appropriate
  • Helping to develop and maintain performance weekly and monthly reports/dashboards, driving insight, analysis and action. These include but are not limited to:

- Weekly Pulse Analysis detailing sales performance and future forecasts
- Monthly company dashboard across all elements of company performance from new product performance to key operational KPIs
- High Impact Workstream analysis and dashboards across the key pillars of the company 3-year strategy

What you'll need to succeed
You will need to be an ACA / ACCA / CIMA qualified accountant with experience ideally gained from working within a fast-paced, high growth retail sector environment. Background of product focused organisation with sales to trade or retail preferable, along with exposure to stock and inventory management. Highly driven, self-motivated and ambitious individual with a keen analytical mind with good communication skills, and ability to present financial information to non-financial users. Excellent Microsoft Excel, Microsoft Office and BI skills essential.

What you'll get in return
A salary based on experience of up to c£60,000, plus bonus and a range of company benefits and hybrid working structure.

What you need to do now
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