Commercial Financial Accountant

Michael Page
£54000 - £66000 per annum
10 Apr 2024
07 May 2024
JN -032024-6356827
Michael Ternent
Contract type
Full time
Experience level
Qualified accountant

A Commercial Financial Analyst is required for a mid-sized FMCG business. The role requires an individual with a strong sense of responsibility, an excellent understanding of commercial finance and the ability to provide strategic financial guidance.

Client Details

This is an established, mid sized firm in the FMCG industry based in Surrey, they have a reputation for delivering quality consumer goods and maintaining a strong market presence.


1. Manage all areas of budgeting - annual financial planning, twice yearly forecasts updates, highlighting/managing risks and opportunities. Preparation of budgeting packs.

2. To produce sales and profit and loss reports for brand and customers - sales reporting, annual budget summaries, cost reporting.

3. Financial Analysis - to provide a clear understanding of the key drivers of sales, gross margin and profitability. Providing recommendations for profit improvement.

4. Financial Control - monitoring/control of marketing investment levels in line with contractual spend limits/agreed overinvestment levels.

5. Actively participate in review meetings with Marketing and Sales - budget/forecast update meetings, monthly performance review meetings and cost control meetings.

6. To provide cover for all other brands in the portfolio.

7. To provide input/support for the development of processes and systems to deliver improvements and cost efficiencies.


Knowledge and Skills

· Experience of managing and reporting against budgets/forecast updates

· Commercial Financial Analysis experience (especially Brands & Customer P&L's)

· Advanced working knowledge of Excel

· FMCG/Consumer goods industry experience

· Fully qualified

Key Competencies

· High level attention to detail and positive disposition

· Able to work as part of a team and proactive as an individual

· Self-motivated, reliable and well organised

· Ability to prioritise well and meet deadlines when working under pressure

· Good communicator

· Able to build good working relationships with other departments (particularly Sales, Marketing, Buying and IT)

· Commercial orientation

· A proactive approach to problem resolution

Job Offer

  • Salary to c. £65,000 plus benefits

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