Commercial Finance Analyst

Sage Group plc
Newcastle, Tyne and Wear, United Kingdom, United Kingdom
Competitive salary
14 Mar 2023
02 Apr 2023
Experience level
Part qualified
Job Title Commercial Finance Analyst Job Description Are you looking for the next step in your Finance career where you can use your Analytical skills and experience? If so, then look no further, as we're searching for our next Commercial Finance Analyst to join the team.

Working within the Commercial Finance team, you will be responsible for assisting Finance Business Partners with cost analysis, headcount analysis and forecasting processes across General & Administration and Global reporting functions.

You will become a key cog in the delivery of timely month-end reporting and analysis, and critical financial planning processes. This role will provide the opportunity to work across many areas of finance and receive strong exposure to senior finance & functional leaders, representing a great platform for developing a career at Sage.

#LI-SW1 Key Responsibilities • Support Global and G&A Finance Business Partners through thorough analysis and understanding of our central costs and headcount, to develop data-driven insight;
• Support the delivery of month-end close for central functions in a materially accurate and timely manner;
• Drive continuous improvement in the forecast, planning and budgeting process, increasing the company's ability to deliver on central cost base targets;
• Deliver insight into the KPIs driving the central functions and understand how these lead to, and impact, financial outcomes;
• Drive standardization and automation of processes and analysis that are currently very manual, to improve the efficiency and effectiveness of the finance function;
• Support development of business cases within the central functions and ultimately drive a ROI-minded culture.
• Support the wider Commercial Finance team in the delivery of ad-hoc projects that drive strategic outcomes.

Skills, Know-how and Experience

This role would suit an ambitious person looking to accelerate their career within Sage. You'll ideally be part qualified (ACA, ACCA, CIMA or equivalent) along with being,

• Proactive and solution focused with high attention to detail
• Excellent communication and people-skills
• Resilience and positive attitude to driving change
• Ability to cut through ambiguity to deliver insight on underlying performance
• Commercial and operational attitude in your thinking
• Expertise in financial and analytical modelling (strong Excel skills required)
• Experience in working with non-finance stakeholders Function Commercial Finance Country United Kingdom Office Location Newcastle Work Place type Hybrid Advert People make Sage great. From our colleagues delivering ground-breaking solutions to the customers who use them: people have helped us grow for more than forty years, and people are driving our future as a great SaaS company. We're writing our next chapter. Be part of it!

At Sage, we recognize that the world of work has rapidly shifted over the last few years, particularly how we work. That is why we have committed to working in a hybrid way going forward. Human connection is an essential ingredient of the 4 principles that make up our Flexible Human Work hybrid framework and we want to be transparent in what that looks like when you join our Sage family. On one hand, our offices will continue to play an important role in our future and serve as a place for spontaneous conversations, connection, collaboration as well as focused time. On the other hand, we have learned to reimagine where and when we work and to unlock that flexibility and innovation for our colleagues offering them the opportunity to work flex across their home, Sage offices or customer sites.

We invite you to join us and help us write our next chapter. Follow us on our social media sites to join in conversations about open positions and company news! #lifeatsage #sagecareers. If you would like support with your application (or require any adjustments) please contact us at for assistance. All qualified applicants will be thoughtfully considered and never discriminated against based on their race, colour, age, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability or veteran status.

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