Finance Analyst - Central London - SAP - ACCA - £32k

18 May 2017
16 Jun 2017
Contract Type
Full Time

One of the world’s leading beauty companies is looking for a Finance Analyst to join their Finance team! They are the global leader in fragrances and need someone who will provide reliable, timely and value added financial input to the business.

The main responsibitities include:

  • Fully understand and review the Profit and Loss accounts
  • Plan, analyse and review of marketing furniture capital expenditure
  • Analysis and review with the business teams of various aspects of brand/customer perfomance
  • Conduct reviews of monthly sales and marketing related accruals and results
  • Ensure correct year-end cut off and provide audit documentation for accruals and pre-paid expenses
  • Ensure strict controls over authorisation and commitment of planned expenditure
  • Control and tracking of A&CP expenditure
  • Monitor and review sales/category related accruals
  • Plan and analyse direct customer/brand profitability and ensure the correct tracking and control processes are followed
  • Review and analyse gross to net (in respect of discounts and allowances on a monthly basis and provide feedback to the business team)
  • Review and analyse gross margin/C1 on a monthly basis
  • Participate in project teams to standardise and simplify procedures and processes

The ideal candidate will have the following:

  • The ability to identify and communicate risks/opportunities to the P&L
  • Fluent in English - the job holder must write and speak in a clear, concise fashion and be able to communicate with nonfinancial team members and negotiate effectively with them
  • Should demonstrate the ability to establish productive working relationships and gain respect with contacts
  • Must be self-motivated, conscientious and be able to understand the overall objective in order to best provide meaningful input
  • Must be entirely comfortable working with a range of different systems; e.g. SAP, Hyperion, Excel
  • Ability and vision to use information technology to improve the accuracy and efficiency of information processing is essential
  • Qualified / Part qualified Accountant (ACMA/ACCA/ACA) studying with a view to qualification
  • 3 years relevant experience