Finance Analyst

Recruiter
Investigo
Location
London
Salary
45000.0000
Posted
02 Feb 2017
Closes
02 Mar 2017
Sector
Accountancy
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time

FTSE 100 Retailer based in Central London is looking for a recently qualified finance analyst to support one of the core commercial areas of their business. The commercial finance team's priorities are on Control, Insight and Efficiency. Working in a high performing team, driving insight to generate action is a key output. This role will enable the individual to develop a broad understanding of Commercial Finance; including reporting, financial planning and business partnering.

  • To support the business unit by providing accurate and timely weekly and monthly reporting and performance analysis from Sales to Gross Profit
  • Having an inquisitive mind, driving new insight to support action in the team
  • Ensure an effective control environment exists in order to minimise risk

Reporting

  • To develop and deliver weekly and monthly performance analysis to support the Business areas to understand current attainment, risks and opportunities with a focus on sales, and profitability
  • Weekly reporting on key drivers of sales, margin and waste.
  • Understanding implications of trading decisions and investment in store environment

Budgeting

  • Support delivery of the annual Operating Plan and Forecasting processes with insightful variance analysis of key performance drivers, to set robust and stretching targets in partnership with the Commercial team
  • Produce management summaries across the division to concisely convey targets
  • Identify risks and opportunities in the planning process

Decision Support Analysis

  • Key focus of the role, support the Senior Analysis Manager in partnering the Buying Teams to identify opportunities to drive Sales, Selling Margin and operational efficiencies
  • Accountable for providing new insight to drive the agenda on key KPIs aligned to the priorities
  • Responsible for supporting gross profit generating capex initiatives through scenario analysis and subsequently providing investment appraisal
  • Understanding our business through in-touch visits to stores and suppliers is key to successful decision support.

We are looking for someone recently qualified, ideally with a background in commercial finance, although we will consider those straight from a Big 4 audit background with strong analytical capability and commercial mindset.


On offer is a competitive package and excellent progression opportunities.