Finance Analyst - GM&C Trading

London, Greater London, United Kingdom, United Kingdom
Competitive Benefits
28 May 2023
31 May 2023
Approved employers
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Experience level
Qualified accountant
Our Finance function isn't just about championing internal audits and controlling risks. It's about transforming our Finance systems and processes to make sure we're set up for success in the ever changing world of retail. It's generating crucial insights for our business, keeping costs under control and maximising our cashflow. Here you'll see strategic decision making at its finest. We're changing the face of retail. And you can be a driving force
  • Responsible for all things GM Stock related, working with a bredth of stakeholders in GM and finance to report and deliver on the business working capital position.
  • Driving performance within this business area through performance intervensions and influencing stakeholders to hold the optimal stock position that maximises sales and keeps operational costs low, with direction and support from the relevant finance manager and Senior Finance Manager.
  • Influencing decisions to drive performance and efficiency across the commercial environment.
  • Deliver timely day-to-day forecasting, analysis and performance commentary.
  • Strategic focus on business impacts following changes in stock position where the analysis, communication and actions will be the responsibility of this individual.
What you need to do
  • Act on financial information to provide insight to help review and maximise actual performance.
  • Track and understand the financial impact of action plans and projects to help drive these through to completion.
  • Make recommendations and set targets for the GM team to deliver working capital positions whilst supporting the GM strategy.
  • Business partner and be the primary point of contact for the Trading teams for Trading Stock.
  • Deliver timley and accurate day to day reporting, planning, budgeting and forecasting activities with guidance, including:
    • Analtical support and reporting commentary to the commercial teams to help make sound business decisions and maximise business performance
    • Reporting, analysis and forecasts of sales, margin and stock
    • Provision of regular insight into the drivers of performance
    • Perform ad hoc analysis to help assess the success of trading initiatives and activities.
  • Work closely with the other Trading Finance Managers and Analysts to support category specific initiatives/actions to improve the performance of Stock.
What you need to know and show
  • Qualitifed accountant (or studying towards an accounting qualification)
  • Strong commercial acumen and ability to understand key business performance drivers
  • Entusiastic, positive and proactive engagement of key stakeholders
  • Resilience, flexibility and able to cope with time pressure and ambiguity.
  • Ability to present compex information in a simple and clear manner
  • Strong analytical skills and attention to detail
  • Strong inter-personal skills and an empathetic nature
  • Experience in business facing finance role.
What decisions I can make including budget

Influence over Stock across the GM business

Support we will provide
  • Line management support.
  • Broader development programmes for the broader finance function.
Work-life balance is important to us, so we offer our colleagues as much flexibility as possible in line with the needs of their role. We trust them to decide how, where and when they work, combining remote and collaborative working with a flexible approach to hours, giving them plenty of time and space for life outside of work whilst delivering against our business goals.


Please note: This role profile is aimed at describing the core output that should be achieved in this role. It is not intended to include specific tasks, temporary activities or projects to recognise flexibility in a changing context.

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