Commercial Financial Analyst - FMCG
Fast growing FMCG Organisation is currently seeking a part qualified Commercial Finance Analyst on a 12 month plus assignment. Primary areas of analysis will be customer pricing, promotional review, analysis and approval, customer/brand profitability analysis and monitoring advertising and promotional spend.
Duties of the Commercial Financial Analyst include:·Support the Commercial Accountant in providing the business with insightful brand and customer profitability analysis·Carry out post-promotional evaluations·Analysis and review of trade promotional spends, understanding current activities, accruals and cost rising to ensure accurate trade spend accounting·Customer price changes review·A&P investment spend reviews, both pre and post the agreed spends. New product development financial reviews for profitability versus current business·Monitoring of future A&P forecasts and projections to ensure A&P spends are in line with forecasts and budgets·Month-end accounting support particularly around A&P accruals and accounting, and month-end reporting and analysis for the local business and head office team in Mumbai ·Ad hoc financial accounting and reporting support to the Finance team as requested by Financial Accountant and the Finance Manager. ·Work on Excel models for analysis and reporting. Production of routine reporting on a weekly/monthly basis.·Key finance user of business’s Oracle Demantra forecasting and trade promotional management system, tasks including;-Reviewing promotions for approval on that system, looking at compliance with input requirements, brand guidelines, and promotional return on investment. -Reviewing historical brand P&Ls, examining forward looking brand P&Ls forecasts -Ensuring data integrity and consistency in Demantra Experience:-A part qualified accountant, ideally going through the qualification process. -Full understanding of accruals accounting. -Good commercial understanding, knowledge of sales and marketing activities and terminology within an FMCG environment. Experience of working in an FMCG environment is essential. -Strong Excel skills.-Proven practical experience of providing insightful business analysis. -Relevant knowledge and experience of accounting practices and standards
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