Commercial Finance Analyst

10 Jan 2018
09 Feb 2018
Contract Type
Full Time

Role Title

Commercial Finance Analyst



My Client is the UK's leading fish and seafood Processor providing frozen and chilled, branded and retailer branded fish with a team of over 3,000 across 11 sites. They are looking for an experienced commercially minded Finance Analyst.

Job Purpose

Support the Commercial Finance team in the preparation of regular and ad-hoc reports/information. Support sales and Marketing team with information requirements. Strong involvement in maintenance and reporting relating to TM1/Analytics (BI system).

Key Accountabilities

  • Weekly sales & margin management, working closely with the Finance Manager to ensure accuracy of reporting
  • Driving business performance through daily, weekly & monthly reporting, supporting the finance/sales teams by providing relevant, timely and insightful reporting and analysis
  • Financial management of forecasting process, ensuring accuracy, analysis & appreciation of risk
  • Budget modelling, analysis and challenge
  • Develop an in depth understanding of variances to budget, forecast and prior years, highlighting problems or potential financial control issues - to replace the bullet point below
  • Supporting the Finance team on forecast/budget processes
  • Ad-hoc reporting/analysis to support finance/sales and dealing with any queries that may arise
  • Supporting the Commercial team on tenders/promotions/competitive steal in conjunction with Finance Manager/Controller
  • Promotional analysis, both pre & post
  • Assisting in the development of commercial reports
  • Support Finance Manager on an adhoc basis

Skills and Experience required

  • Degree level education preferred
  • Part qualified accountant or desire to undertake a professional accountant qualification
  • High degree of IT literacy - first class Excel skills imperative
  • Strong numerical, analytical and communication skills
  • Strong problem solving skills and data interpretation
  • Well organised
  • Desire to progress

Key Challenges

  • Timely and accurate sales & margin data
  • Understanding of sales systems
  • Development of reporting on new BI system

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