Commercial Finance Analyst - Consumer Goods

Agora Talent Ltd
04 Feb 2017
04 Mar 2017
Contract Type
Full Time

We are working with a Large Fast Growing Consumer Goods Company, who are looking to grow their commercial finance department. They are looking for commercially minded Finance Analysts who can really partner and challenge non-finance.


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
  • Plan, analyse and review of marketing 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.

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 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
  • Hold Financial Awareness Training session for the business teams
  • Support the business teams with identified financial training needs and support

Person Specification

The job holder must be a responsible individual who is conscientious, has good judgement and works to high standards of quality and integrity, specifically in the following areas:

  • The ability to identify and communicate risks/opportunities to the P&L, based on a sound understanding of accounting principles.
  • The job holder must work with the utmost honesty and integrity.
  • Fluent in English. The job holder must write and speak in a clear, concise fashion and be able to communicate with non-financial team members and negotiate effectively with them.
  • Should demonstrate the ability to establish productive working relationships and gain respect with contacts. Is happy working in a team and independently
  • Must be self-motivated, conscientious and be able to understand the overall objective in order to best provide meaningful input. The job holder must be proactive and pragmatic in seeking appropriate sources of inputs to analysis.
  • Must be entirely comfortable working with a range of different systems; e.g. SAP, Hyperion, Essbase, Excel
  • Ability and vision to use information technology to improve the accuracy and efficiency of information processing is essential.