Next PLC

Product Finance Analyst

Next PLC
Leicester, Leicestershire, United Kingdom
Competitive salary + benefits
28 Nov 2023
13 Dec 2023
Approved employers
Approved employer
Contract type
Full time
Experience level
Qualified accountant
Job Description

Product Finance Analyst

If you’ve got excellent analytical skills and the ability to present your findings in a meaningful way whilst building strong relationships, we might have the perfect role for you reporting to the Senior Finance Analyst.

Next is a dynamic and fast-growing business, to succeed in this role you must be happy in a fast-moving, fluid, ever-changing environment. You will need a mixture of solid accounting skills, coupled with financial analysis to provide support to Key Stakeholders and business initiatives.

You are ideally someone who thinks about the impact on the Customer and wider Business, a person who above all values the need for procedure, control, and auditability.

About the Team

The Product Finance team plays a crucial role in supporting the product teams and providing vital analysis to ensure we are continually maximising profits.

About the Role

You will:

  • Be the go-to person for all things related to product profitability whether it be ad-hoc analysis or the seasonal product group profitability that gets presented to divisional directors.
  • Be responsible for the forecasting and budgeting of the Retail P&L from sales through to net margin.
  • Provide commentary on variances to forecast and prior year.
  • Reporting on the Mid and End-of-season sale performance.

About You

  • Previous experience in a similar commercial finance role and ideally working towards a professional accounting qualification.
  • Excellent analytical skills with the ability to interpret large volumes of data in a meaningful way to nonfinancial colleagues.
  • Ability to build strong relationships with employees across multiple business areas and have excellent influencing skills.
  • Strong analytical skills including using Excel and other systems to examine data.
About Us
You know Next, but did you know we’re a FTSE-100 retail company employing over 35,000 people across the UK and Ireland? We’re the UK’s 2nd largest fashion retailer and for Kidswear we’re the market leader. At the last count, we have over 500 stores, plus the Next Online and it’s now possible to buy online from over 70 countries around the world! So we’ve gone global! 
For further information, and to apply, please visit our website via the “Apply” button below.

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