Financial Analyst

10 Mar 2018
14 Mar 2018
Contract Type
Full Time

Fast growing FMCG Organisation is currently seeking a part qualified Finance Analyst on a 12 month plus assignment. Primary areas of analysis will be customer pricing, promotional review, analysis and approval, customer/brand profitability analysis and monitoring advertising and promotional spend.

Duties of the Financial Analyst include:

 Support the Commercial Accountant in providing the business with insightful brand and customer profitability analysis

 Carry out post-promotional evaluations

 Analysis and review of trade promotional spends, understanding current activities, accruals and cost rising to ensure accurate trade spend accounting

 Customer price changes review

 A&P investment spend reviews, both pre and post the agreed spends. New product development financial reviews for profitability versus current business

 Monitoring of future A&P forecasts and projections to ensure A&P spends are in line with forecasts and budgets

 Month-end accounting support particularly around A&P accruals and accounting, and month-end reporting and analysis for the local business and head office team in Mumbai

 Ad hoc financial accounting and reporting support to the Finance team as requested by Financial Accountant and the Finance Manager.

 Work on Excel models for analysis and reporting. Production of routine reporting on a weekly/monthly basis.

 Key finance user of business’s Oracle Demantra forecasting and trade promotional management system, tasks including;

- Reviewing promotions for approval on that system, looking at compliance with input requirements, brand guidelines, and promotional return on investment.

- Reviewing historical brand P&Ls, examining forward looking brand P&Ls forecasts

- Ensuring data integrity and consistency in Demantra


- A part qualified accountant, ideally going through the qualification process.

- Full understanding of accruals accounting.

- Good commercial understanding, knowledge of sales and marketing activities and terminology within an FMCG environment. Experience of working in an FMCG environment is essential.

- Strong Excel skills.

- Proven practical experience of providing insightful business analysis.

- Relevant knowledge and experience of accounting practices and standards

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