Commercial Finance Analyst

Recruiter
Goldhawk Associates
Location
Maidstone
Salary
40000.0000
Posted
10 May 2017
Closes
09 Jun 2017
Sector
Accountancy
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time
My client, a multi-million turnover, very fast paced business, has a vacancy for a Commercially minded Finance Analyst to join them in a 9 month Fixed Term Contract. There is an incredibly high possibility of this role becoming permanent after the initial 9 month period.

The purpose of this role is to deliver high quality Financial support to the Commercial Finance Manager in the key deliverables outlined below, whilst highlighting and delivering process and reporting enhancements whenever possible.

These are the principal areas in which a job must produce results in order to achieve its purpose:
-Responsible for customer sales and margin forecasting/planning and analysing variances to forecasts
-Liaise with National Account Managers to challenge and question their plan assumptions, sales performance and KPIs on an on-going basis
-Management of the month end, quarterly and annual process
-Assist in the management of the trading price process including control of accurate forward trading prices, calculating actual trading prices and the reconciliation of actual trading prices to the forward trading prices
-Understanding impacts from contract changes and new business won and lost
-Provide insight into contract performance including initial evaluation, feedback and ongoing performance tracking
-Reconciliation of the Balance Sheet and management of accruals to ensure zero exposure
-Take responsibility for producing the Monthly performance packs & any ad-hoc analysis needed
Ideally the candidate should have some previous experience of working in a sales driven commercial environment and would be recently qualified in CIMA, ACCA, ACA.
-Strong analytical and advanced Microsoft Excel skills
-Strong interpersonal, communication and leadership skills
-High level of commercial awareness
-High level of competency in financial analysis and modelling

Unfortunately, due to the high number of applications currently being received, only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.