Senior Finance Analyst (Exceptional Talent Planning)

Job Title: Senior Finance Analyst (Exceptional Talent Planning)
Contract Type: Permanent
Location: Watford, Hertfordshire
Salary: £45000 - £55000 per annum + Bonus + Bens
Reference: CG2106SFAW_1561133017
Contact Name: Charlotte Garfield
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Job Published: June 21, 2019 17:03

Job Description

Our client, an innovative Retailer and global success story, with a unique approach to the industry that has allowed consistent growth and success, is looking to source a top calibre, commercially astute Senior Finance Analyst to join its ranks. This is a business well-known for providing unrivalled career progression, where talented professionals are encouraged to realise professional goals and are provided with a clear path to achieve these.

You will be a key member of the team partnering with the European Business to ensure the financial integrity of the stock and inventory ledger, including purchases, sales, gross profit, mark-downs and shrink. The role will be responsible for building strong relationships with a range of stakeholders, so you must display a level credibility and confidence that will be capable of influencing decision making for integral aspects affecting the stock ledger.

Main duties include:
* Business partnering with Loss Prevention, Store Operations, Merchandising, Buying and Distribution
* Providing analysis to Senior Leadership Team as requested including planning and presenting of projects
* Challenging existing processes and procedures; making recommendations to reduce risk
* Owning the weekly and monthly reporting requirements, including gross margin and inventory figures and reporting variances with commentary
* Implementing new Retail System and contributing to UAT

The successful candidate will be a recently Qualified ACA/ACCA/CIMA with a stellar academic record to date. You must be able to demonstrate strong Excel skills and be naturally highly analytical in your approach. Your experience in accountancy must be gleaned from a fast-paced, blue-chip environment and you will be well versed working to a consistent high standard within strict corporate deadlines.

Aside from a clear technical ability, this client is looking for candidates with exceptional ambition and drive, those who have a professional goal in mind and are looking for an organisation that can support their journey. This highly sought after business have created a structure and pool of talent that allows employees to rotate around the department, or on an international scale, challenging themselves and honing their skills.

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