Senior Finance Analyst

Welcome Break
Newport Pagnell, UK
20 Jun 2019
26 Jun 2019
Contract Type
Full Time
Senior Finance Analyst. Welcome Break Support Centre, MK16 9EZ

Competitive salary plus excellent benefits. Full Time.

Working as part of the FP&A team and reporting to the Financial Analysis and Planning Manager, this role is responsible for all Forecourt KPI reporting, performance analysis, budgeting, forecasting and month end reporting. This role covers both fuel and the retail offer in the forecourt and business partners directly with the Commercial team and Operations team to provide insightful business analysis.

The role in a snapshot
  • Office based role, part of the Finance Team based in Newport Pagnell
  • Competitive Salary plus potential bonus plus excellent benefits including:
    • 33 days holiday (incl BH) increasing with service
    • Private Healthcare option
  • Must be a qualified accountant (CIMA / ACCA / ACA)
  • Background in a branded multi site environment, ideally retail

About the Role.
  • Proactive support to the Commercial Brand Manager - Forecourts, Operational and Regional Directors, Finance Director and CEO in respect of business performance and assisting in the recommendation / decision process
  • Detailed forecourt retail analysis; Sales, Margin, Categories, Space, promotional analysis pre and post activity, along with findings and recommendations
  • Managing highly complex fuel analysis
  • Support with month end P&L reviews; analyse variances, highlight risks and opportunities, provide a clear understanding of performance to all key stakeholders
  • Monthly internal forecasts, Quarterly formal forecasts, Budgets for Forecourt Retail (Sales, Transactions, Spend £, GP %, Wages) and Fuel (Litres)
  • Assist the Investment Analysis with new business cases and post-completion reviews in respect of capital projects
  • Building new reports & dashboards (utilising Cognos BI10) to enable smarter business decisions and greater access to data

Reporting & Analytical Support to Business Partners
  • Monthly management accounting to ensure an accurate P&L, along with supporting reports
  • Monitoring key KPI's, identifying underlying issues, trends and opportunities and providing detailed analysis
  • Evaluate and make recommendations for improving financial and business performance within the retail unit (pricing, range, sales mix, spend, margins, space planning)
  • Promotional Analysis
  • Provision and maintenance of both standard and one-off reports to enable decision support by the Forecourt Commercial Manager
  • Daily & weekly fuel pricing reviews
  • Reconciliation of fuel card accruals

Budgeting & Forecasting
  • Analysis of growth opportunities
  • Bottom-up budgeting process

Qualities we look for

To make it a Senior Finance Analyst, you'll need to:
  • Have high integrity, fair and consistent.
  • Be driven by service and standards
  • Gets things executed and done - "Can Do!"
  • Embrace team work - working as one team
  • Have good coaching skills and Training delivery
  • Take ownership and be passionate about the role
  • Be great at communication - able to influence and drive our success
  • Be results focused - achieving great results through our performance
  • Maximise potential - support every Team Member to reach their potential, including yours

Your experience
  • Qualified accountant (CIMA / ACCA / ACA)
  • Ability and confidence to provide proactive support and advice to multiple business partners
  • Proven ability of working within a faced-pace environment, able to prioritise and effectively manage workload
  • Financial analysis - experience of modelling and analysis with large sets of data
  • Analytical background within a branded multi-site business environment, ideally retail

Key benefits for the Senior Finance Analyst.
  • Competitive salary plus bonus scheme
  • 33 days' holiday (incl BH) increasing with service
  • Private Healthcare
  • Contributory pension
  • Structured career path and bespoke training
  • Discounts from 1000s of high street stores via MyWelcomeBreak.
  • Generous discounts on hotel rooms for you and family members

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