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Commercial Finance Analyst

Zachary Daniels
Closing date
26 Jun 2022

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Commercial Finance Analyst | Preston (Hybrid, flexible, remote) | £25,000 - £30,000 plus bonus, 25 days holiday, discount, benefits | Consumer Goods, FMCG, Manufacturing

Zachary Daniels are proud to be exclusively partnering with another leading consumer goods business. This privately owned company has a rich heritage dating back over 50 years and has a strong reputation within the sector. Operating from multiple manufacturing sites across the UK and Ireland, the business sells goods across the globe. The culture is positive, welcoming and open, with employees & customers at the heart of everything they do.

About the role

This role reports directly into the Commercial Finance Manager and will provide vital business reporting and analysis to the UK commercial and sales team. We are looking for a naturally inquisitive and commercial individual who wants to pursue a value adding role within a commercial environment.

Key responsibilities
  • Weekly / monthly sales variance reporting to include volume, revenue and gross margin across multiple accounts, channels and categories
  • Support Commercial Finance Manager with wide variety of ad hoc data analysis
  • Work closely with Sales and Supply Chain to maintain an updated full-year volume and margin forecast (YELO)
  • Act as conduit between Sales and Shared Services for account management matters such as maintenance of customer investment accruals, debtor management and the control of below-the-line selling expenses
  • Facilitate all budgeting and forecasting processes
  • Ensure interdependent accuracy of master data, as well as version control, of a variety of different business support tools such as forecasts and budgets
  • Analysis of brand and product level margin performance

Person profile
  • Degree qualified, with a preferred Finance / Accounting focus
  • Desire to study towards CIMA Certification
  • A high level of attention to detail and accuracy
  • A high standard of IT proficiency
  • A progressive desire for a career in a commercial environment is essential
  • Ability to present financial data in an easy to digest manner
  • Be creative and think outside the box - positive change mentality
  • Ability to thrive in a changing work environment
  • A self-motivated, highly logical approach to work
  • Deadline driven and capable of working under pressure


£25,000 - £30,000 plus bonus, 25 days holiday, discount, benefits

BBBH 24570

Zachary Daniels and our client are both equal opportunity employers. We celebrate diversity and are committed to creating an inclusive environment for all employees.
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