Management Accountant / Commercial Accountant

Randstad Financial & Professional
Hemel Hempstead, UK
16 Oct 2019
25 Oct 2019
Contract Type
Full Time
Through continued growth in the UK market a global FMCG organisation based in Hertfordshire have created a role to support the growth of the sales team in one of their growing consumer divisions.

The position requires the successful candidate to be able to manage senior stakeholder relationships, as well as the ability to challenge, innovate and provide commercial decision support material.

The Management Accountant performs ongoing analysis of core markets and trade spend in order to support sales planning and subsequent prioritisation of sales effort at both the strategic and project level.

The overall objective of this position is to provide the sales organisation with accurate and timely information, to help them make business decisions in an efficient way and assist in the development, implementation and monitoring of sales strategies and initiatives.

  • Complete and interpret weekly trading sales and margin reports performing analysis to highlight any issues and understand trends, formulating action plans with the sales team to mitigate areas of under-performance.
  • On-going monthly analysis of company's contractual sales performance vs. budget to highlight budget risks and identify strategies or focus to assist in closing or mitigating against budget risks;
  • Support the monthly and quarterly regional business reviews process as well as the coordination of the budget from a sales perspective.
  • On-going monthly analysis of company financial and non-financial KPI's;
  • Active participation in the budget process by supporting with the insight of the current sales KPI's and proactively identifying any new and relevant views.
  • Provide regions with regular market intelligence to enable detailed market mapping, targeting and white space analysis
  • Drive post launch range review analysis across categories following major range change activity and ensure analysis conducted and debriefed to cross functional teams on a timely basis.
  • Conduct deep dive analysis on under performing categories to understand key trends and work with the sales team to develop a robust action plan to turnaround performance.
  • Work closely with the sales team to produce a robust sales and margin plan. Ensure we are on track to achieve this plan through the monthly rolling forecast process.
  • Support with the completion of period end processes and board slide preparation.

Skills Required:
  • Ideally you will be a qualified Accountant (CIMA/ACCA/ACA or equivalent)
  • Excellent stakeholder management skills, with experience in team building and conflict management in challenging situations.
  • Previous experience in a Commercial Finance role, preferably within FMCG
  • Strong interpersonal and networking skills to successfully perform in a complex global matrix environment.
  • Some experience in project management skills to lead the execution of projects that involve different and complex requirements across different areas of the company.
  • Experience in data handling and using Advanced Excel skills to perform sales analyses.
  • A high attention to detail.
  • The flexibility to adapt to a fast-changing commercial environment.

Randstad Financial & Professional encourage applications from individuals of all ages & backgrounds. Appointment will be made on merit alone but candidates must be able to demonstrate their ability to work in the UK. Randstad Financial & Professional acts as an employment agency for permanent recruitment & an employment business for temporary recruitment as defined by the Conduct of Employment Agencies & Employment Business Regulations 2003

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