Senior Finance Analyst

Job Title: Senior Finance Analyst
Contract Type: Permanent
Location: North West London, London
Salary: £45000 - £55000 per annum + 8% Bonus & Excellent Bens
Reference: CG1705SDAT_1558110625
Contact Name: Charlotte Garfield
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Job Published: May 17, 2019 17:30

Job Description

Senior Finance Analyst
£45,000 - £55,000 + 8% Bonus + Bens (dependent on experience)
North West London

Our client, a global market leader and highly sought after employer of choice, is looking to source a top calibre Senior Finance Analyst to join its dynamic E-Commerce Finance Team. This is a huge area of focus for the business, with the successful candidate playing a key role is driving strategy and delivering ambitious growth targets.

You will benefit from a truly rewarding talent planning structure, where the best and brightest individuals are consistently recognised and rewarded accordingly. You will have every opportunity to impact the business by providing robust, insightful analysis, aiding operational decision making and effectively partnering with cross functional teams.

Main duties include:
* Managing third party distribution costs and photo studio budget; providing insights and analysis on e commerce distribution costs, trends & KPIs. Investigate anomalies, driving the business to embed cost per unit and profitability and productivity targets mentality
* Monthly reviews of financial performance, variance analysis versus budget and forecast. Understand and challenge underlying KPIS in ecommerce business
* Establish a database of KPIs, creating a high level flex model that with allow for better monitoring
* Providing financial and support and analysis in evaluation of business cases. Evaluate and report actual versus planned outcomes for business cases
* Working with Ecommerce Finance Manager to provide insight in order to develop long-term strategies to support growth
* Continually challenge current thinking and make recommendations on how to optimise operations and minimise risk/cost to the business
* Budgeting, forecasting and long-range planning
* Producing reporting analysing trade and customer behaviour

Key skills, qualifications & experience required:

* ACA/ACCA/CIMA Qualification
* Strong academic record, minimum 2:1 from a well-regarded institution
* Advanced Excel
* Proactive, self-starter with a positive attitude
* Persistent and committed to achieving targets, going the extra mile to deliver
* Confident and credible character with excellent communication
* Proven analytical skills and the ability to act as an effective business partner
* Likeable, diplomatic and professional nature; capable of challenging others where necessary without jeopardising relationships
* Previous retail/e-commerce experience would be an advantage

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