Finance Analyst - Logistics

14 May 2017
13 Jun 2017
Contract Type
Full Time

FTSE 100 British Retailer is looking to hire a high calibre Finance Analyst.

In this newly created role, you will be business partnering with the freight, warehousing and central logistics operations. Responsibilities will include ownership of budgets and quarterly forecasts; monthly variance analysis and insightful commentary to understand actual performance versus budget/forecast; financial support for commercial decision making; acting as the team's finance systems expert.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Build strong relationships with business partners within Logistics as well as relevant stakeholders within the Finance group
  • Work alongside the Logistics operations team to be the 'face of finance' for third party Logistics providers
  • Accurate and insightful reporting of the Logistics cost base, ensuring it reflects the operational environment, highlighting key cost drivers and variance to budget/forecast on a monthly basis
  • Owning the relationship and being the key contact to the Central Finance team
  • Provide insightful financial analysis and advice to improve commercial decision making
  • Working with business partners to improve understanding of the link between financial and operational performance
  • Responsible for the management of month end operating costs which includes posting of journals, investigating and reconciling costs, understanding the balance sheet position
  • Preparation of transparent and detailed quarterly and annual financial plans including analysis and commentary
  • Be the team subject matter expert for finance systems (SAP)


  • Maintain and develop all financial controls to ensure continued compliance to financial policies and procedures including Group investment policy and Accounting Manual
  • Identify and communicate risks and opportunities within the business on a continuous basis

What we're looking for:

  • Fully qualified ACA/CIMA or equivalent with flawless academic background
  • Commercial awareness
  • Logistics experience / product shipment experience