Commercial Finance Analyst

Randstad Financial & Professional
Welwyn Garden City
£35000 - £45000 per annum
30 Nov 2017
08 Dec 2017
Contract Type
Full Time
Due to continued growth and success an instantly recognisable global technology provider operating in the FMCG & Retail sectors is seeking to add a polished and dynamic Commercial Finance professional to their already established and growing commercial finance team.

This is commercial role in every aspect and it requires an individual who can think commercially, on their feet and make change happen. The environment is fast paced and they pride themselves on product innovation for their clients and the consumer market.

You will be of graduate calibre and will come straight from a recognised practice where you have been in a Business Assurance role or have already worked in industry.

The communication skills you have developed will be of an excellent standard and allow you to build strong relationships with people at different seniority levels and across all departments. You will be either an on track part-qualified or finalist Accountant.

-To business partner with various operational managers to develop monthly reports based on commercial understanding of the business, identifying trends and insight to assist management focus, direct actions to maximising opportunities and mitigating risks and support decision making processes.
-Responsible for the existing budget and quarterly re-forecast process for client and product areas, delivering forecasts that are business led, commercial and accurate. To continually identify areas of improvement in both the forecasting and annual budget process.
-To prepare weekly and monthly management analysis for the regular internal business review meetings. Analysis should be both structured and ad hoc through identifying variances and areas requiring further investigation.
-To produce various analysis on actual results and forecasts at the half year and full year end to assist the auditors, management account team and group head office.
-To work within the Financial Planning team supporting other team members and work constructively with the commercial finance team to avoid duplication of effort and appear as one team to the Client Team.
-Be responsible for the production of the executive monthly pack, review with line manager and Head of Finance.
-Drive finance value with operational teams by providing financial models for potential new business.
-To work with Business partners in understanding their actual results vs plan and forecasts.
-Support the implement new tools and systems to improve processes to support better planning and analysis.

Skills & Attributes:
-Suitable candidates will be a part-qualified or finalist ACA/CIMA/ACCA.
-Experience of financial planning and commercial analysis in a multi-site organisation, with experience gained within management accounts.
-Experience in a high growth, fast paced changing business an advantage.
-Strong inter-personal skills to be able to work closely with product managers and as appropriate challenge them and have a track record of preparing analysis and recommendations.
-Pro-active attitude with get up and go, with an inquisitive, challenging and analytical nature.
-Excellent excel experience, with the ability to present data and analysis to non-finance members of the wider team.
-A team player, but also able to work independently and manage and deliver projects.
-Someone who is highly organised with good attention to detail and the ability to multi-task and deliver to tight deadlines.
-Experience of working in a Technology/Telco/Retail or product based organisation would be advantage.

Salary & Benefits
An annual salary of £35,000 - £45,000 dependent on experience and qualification status, along with excellent benefits

This is an excellent opportunity to be part of a forward thinking, dynamic and growing organisation.

Randstad Financial & Professional encourage applications from individuals of all ages & backgrounds. Appointment will be made on merit alone but candidates must be able to demonstrate their ability to work in the UK. Randstad Financial & Professional acts as an employment agency for permanent recruitment & an employment business for temporary recruitment as defined by the Conduct of Employment Agencies & Employment Business Regulations 2003
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