Commercial Finance Analyst

  • Location
    Leicester, Leicestershire
  • Category
    Accountancy - Analyst
  • Contract Type
    Permanent
  • Salary
    £ 40000 - £ 45000 / Year
  • OrganizationType
    Office

An exciting opportunity has become available for a Commercial Finance Analyst to join a national retailer. Reporting to the Head of Commercial Finance, the primary purpose of this role is to business partner the Marketing, Retail, Property and Buying teams to support the delivery of the group's commercial objectives in a profitable way.


This role as the Commercial Finance Analyst is 100% office based


As the Commercial Finance Analyst you will work Monday to Friday office hours although there is some flex on the hours


Responsibilities for the Commercial Finance Analyst



  • Support the production of weekly Trading and monthly performance reporting and work with business partners to understand the drivers of their performance and actions to address issues.

  • Support strategic decision-making by providing high quality, accurate and timely business information.

  • Analyse and interpret large volumes of financial and operational data and draw conclusions.

  • Support the delivery of the budget and forecast and share with business partners to ensure commercial risks and opportunities are highlighted and delivered / mitigated.

  • Support the Retail Team in driving Sales, Margin and Profitability through financial analysis and constructive challenge.

  • Support the buying team to understand financial performance and opportunities

  • Support the Property team understand the performance of stores.

  • Support the month end process through delivery of insight and analytics as well as owning any parts of the month end that relate to commercial areas e.g. rebates.

  • Ad hoc involvement in finance projects as required.


The ideal candidate will have:



  • CIMA/ACCA part qualified with 3 years work experience

  • Analytical skills are essential to interpret complex operational data and financial models and to make recommendations to the business

  • Experience in a Retail Finance team preferable

  • Advanced Microsoft Excel skills

  • Experience working with non-finance stakeholders, with an excellent ability to build relationships, communicate and service stakeholders with their requirements

  • Pro-activity and reactivity, combined with a strong sense of constructive challenge, thereby assisting Commercial and Business Development teams in building solutions.

  • Flexible and pragmatic, able to deal with complexity, and present information in a clear coherent way to both financial and non-financial stakeholders.

  • Strong interpersonal skills, cultural awareness, and demonstrated ability to challenge assumptions and articulate risks and alternative scenarios.

  • Quick learner, enjoys new challenges, and fast paced environment with short timelines.

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