Finance Analyst - Part-Qualified SAP

02 Feb 2017
02 Mar 2017
Contract Type
Full Time

A global beauty brand are looking for a part-qualified Finance Analyst to join their Finance team, working closely with the Sales or Category Controller to provide reliable, timely, value added financial input and control.

Planning/Latest Estimate/Outlook
•Fully understand and review the Profit and Loss accounts by:
•Sales and gross to net per brand/customer
•Gross Margin by brand/customer
•A&CP expenditure
•Plan, analyse and review of marketing furniture capital expenditure.
•Analysis and review with the business teams of various aspects of brand/customer performance
•Conduct reviews of monthly sales and marketing related accruals and results.
•Ensure correct year-end cut off and provide audit documentation for accruals and pre-paid expenses
•Ensure strict controls over authorisation and commitment of planned expenditure

•Control and tracking of A&CP expenditure
•Control and tracking of Trade Fund and Coop expenditure
•Monitor and review sales/category related accruals

Analysis and simulation
•Plan and analyse direct customer/brand profitability and ensure the correct tracking and control processes are followed
•Review and analyse gross to net, in respect of discounts and allowances on a monthly basis and provide feedback to the business team
•Review and analyse gross margin/C1 on a monthly basis and provide feedback to the business team

Ad-hoc tasks
•Participate in project teams to standardise and simplify procedures and processes, e.g.
•Reporting, P&L, micro-strategy
•Gross to net
•New General Ledger
•Harmonisation of customers within One Coty
•Hold Financial Awareness Training session for the business teams
•Support the business teams with identified financial training needs and support

The successful candidate will be:

•Fluent in English. The job holder must write and speak in a clear, concise fashion and be able to communicate with nonfinancial team members and negotiate effectively with them.
•Must be entirely comfortable working with a range of different systems; e.g. SAP, Hyperion, Essbase, Excel
•The ability to identify and communicate risks/opportunities to the P&L, based on a sound understanding of accounting principles.
•Part qualified Accountant (ACMA/ACCA/ACA) studying with a view to qualification
•3 years relevant experience.