Commercial Finance Analyst

N Brown Group
08 Feb 2017
08 Mar 2017
Contract Type
Full Time
Best known by our 3 power brands; Simply Be, Jacamo and of course JD Williams, N Brown Group turned over £866 million in 2015/2016, with a pre-tax profit of £84.5 million. We have been trading in the heart of Manchester for over 150 years. Our vision is to become the universally loved experts in fashion that fits by helping our customers’ look and feel amazing through our trusted family of brands.

To support the delivery of our digital goals, we are moving into an exciting and significant transition in our Finance function, led by a new CFO and restructured senior finance team. We have an excellent opportunity for a Commercial Finance Analyst to support the Commercial Finance Manager for our International Division, to help inform and support our senior managers in critical and material commercial decisions.

This is a great opportunity for a part or recently qualified Accountant / Finance Analyst, seeking a new career challenge in a very fast paced, commercial environment. Alongside supporting the production of monthly management accounts the right person for this role will enjoy interpreting and managing commercial and financial data and be comfortable providing insight and solutions that can directly influence senior commercial decisions within our business.

The role of Commercial Finance Analyst:

- Responsible for the full month end process including: the completion and creation of management accounts; validation and calculations of accruals and prepayments; posting of journals; balance sheet reconciliations and presentation of management accounts
- Ensuring all stakeholders understand their responsibilities for the overall financial goals of their Division and the business, embedding commercial mind-set and governance
- Ad hoc analysis and provision of financial advice as required to support Finance Team, decision-making and monitoring of financial performance
- Financial reporting and forecasting, providing quality financial analysis and insightful commentaries and recommendations to the business
- Supporting the Commercial Finance Manager by championing change management; driving improvements to financial accountability across the Divisions and developing and standardising financial processes to improve overall efficiency
- Liaison and influencing across a large, complex commercial team; you may well find yourself at times the only finance representative in a commercial meeting and the ability to influence, explain and be a fundamental – but independent – part of the team is critical
- Preparation of detailed budgets and forecasts for the International Division
- Focus on KPI delivery and reporting with a strong emphasis on customer service
- Acting as a subject matter expert for the recently implemented Oracle Fusion Financial system, supporting divisional users in embedding and optimising the investment
- Reconciliation of all labour costs and preparation of divisional resource reports with supporting insightful commentary
- Ensuring that the business partners comply with the approved financial processes including all documentation, reports and plans, ensuring they are relevant, accurate and have a complete audit trail.

What you will need to succeed:

We’re looking for a Finance professional with experience in a fast paced, commercial environment. We are happy to consider both part and recently qualified ACA /CIMA applicants. You should be naturally analytical with strong MS Excel skills. Experience with Oracle Fusion Financial systems is highly desirable but not essential. You’ll need exceptional communications skills enabling you to present, build relationships and influence at a senior level.

This is a busy and varied role so you’ll need to be highly organised with excellent time management skills. You’ll need to have a passion for delivering first class service and a positive attitude towards business change.

If you are looking for an exciting and challenging role, representing a real career development opportunity, then this could be the platform to allow your finance acumen and influencing skills to shine.

 Employees in our business may have access to our customers’ personal data therefore for a number of our roles, offers of employment are subject to a satisfactory criminal record check. Having a criminal record will not necessarily prevent an individual from obtaining a position with N Brown Group.