Commercial Finance Analyst - £35k Study support

Goodman Masson Limited
London (Greater)
15 Sep 2018
18 Sep 2018
Contract Type
Full Time
The purpose of this role is to provide timely, accurate financial reports, analysis and budgets supporting Retail decision making.


- Oversee the period end process ensuring the integrity of corporate RCC cost numbers in the P&L and on the balance sheet
- Maintain store financial models used to generate budgets and provide stores and other stakeholders with variance analysis relating to the retail cost element of the P&L and B/S
- Responsible for timely and accurate periodic performance and variance analysis to the Financial Planning and Senior Retail Teams
- Responsible for the periodic latest view process ensuring a detailed understanding of the key risks and opportunities to the P&L
- Taking responsibility for elements of the quarterly budget process, by engaging with key stakeholders and refining current methodologies
- Supporting in the creation of the periodic Retail Leadership pack, providing insightful analysis and discussion topics
- Responsible for supporting and challenging the Transformation team and Procurement team on projects that will impact the RCC cost line
- Continually challenge current methods of reporting to ensure that the best information is given to stakeholders and all reports are fit for purpose
- Challenge and influence users of the information provided to ensure that they fully understand the information and are drawing the right conclusions and actions from it
- Support with reporting store performance and maintaining integrity of store P&Ls through store query process
- Ad hoc analysis on RCC performance as requested by the Senior RCC Finance Analyst, Zone Finance Managers and other business stakeholders
- Support the wider Retail Finance Team in reporting daily sales and waste performance to the wider business
- Drive cross functional engagement whilst building good working relationships with key stakeholders including Central Retail, Procurement, ROMs and Store Managers and Zone Finance Managers
- Responsible for driving own development through spending time with team members and regularly asking for feedback

Essential Criteria

- Qualified / Part Qualified Accountant (CIMA, ACCA, ACA)
- Demonstrated ability to deliver robust reports to agreed deadlines
- Advanced Excel skills
- Demonstrated analytical and process improvement experience
- High level of energy and drive
- Strong self organisational skills
- Ability to work independently and use initiative as well as working within a close knit team
- Flexibility and a can do attitude'
- Attention to detail
- High degree of customer focus and commercial awareness
- Ability to adapt to a constantly changing environment

If this role is of interest please click apply. There is a competitve salary, study support and the opportunity to work for a truely amazing FTSE 100 company.
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