Commercial Finance Analyst

Page Personnel Finance
10 Jan 2018
09 Feb 2018
Contract Type
Full Time

I am currently recruiting for a Commercial Finance Analyst - this is an excellent position for someone who has similar experience and who is looking for a step up or new challenge.

Client Details

A world leader within their market, they have over 30 people in Finance and you will be working from their head office based in Middlesex. This role involves a lot of analysis and business partnering.


  • Ensure relevant rigour is applied to monthly financial processes
  • Maintain robust financial projections through-out the month end reporting and monthly forecast/IBP cycle, monitoring and influencing business manager submissions and providing insightful commentary to business performance & drivers.
  • Customer & Brand level reporting & commentary of actual results vs. budgets and forecasts.
  • Understanding & reporting of Risks & Opportunities to delivering budgets and forecasts and holding business managers to account for delivery.
  • Driving sales team to deliver Budget & mitigate gaps that develop.
  • Provide Commercial Strategic Support
  • Own and deliver high quality financial and business analysis with recommendations to solve business problems and to influence and challenge business decisions with the UK Impulse and Regional Business Teams.
  • Analyze trading agreement proposals, including evaluation of business options vs. business objectives and financial cost implications.
  • Review all trading agreements prior to communication to Commercial Finance Manager/Customer.
  • Be involved in all decisions that have long or short term impact on the P&L.
  • Challenge the business managers on activities that do not adhere to agreed targets and guidelines and provide alternative solutions.
  • Ad hoc support for new business or product developments.
  • Cash management
  • Provide support to the UK A/R team to reduce overdue debt and ensure that appropriate balance sheet provisions are held.
  • Support the UK, Ireland & Western Commercial Finance Manager
  • Work independently from the Commercial Finance Manager, presenting solutions for identified problems.
  • Provide insights to performance within the UK Impulse channel for presentation to the Europe General Manager and wider Leadership Team.
  • Support the Commercial Finance Manager through the Integrated Business Planning cycle and the budgeting processes.
  • Team Leadership
  • Be the owner of the Blue Planner pricing and forecasting tool and other relevant financial systems for the UK Impulse team.
  • Act as a role model within the wider Finance team and provide support when required.


  • 4 years experience in an Analyst position ideally within FMCG
  • Proven relationship builder - able to work effectively with others and influence key stakeholders.
  • Ability to challenge teams on performance delivery.
  • Ability to maintain positive work atmosphere by behaving and communicating in a positive manner with co-workers and management.
  • Proven ability to communicate clearly and effectively at a variety of levels, both written and verbal.
  • Proven ability to work without supervision, and across various functions.
  • Strong analytical skills and highly numerate with a high attention to detail.
  • Demonstrated ability to work to short deadlines, managing complexity in a time pressured environment.

Job Offer

  • Competitive salary
  • 25 days holiday + bank holiday
  • Healthcare
  • Many other benefits

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