Next PLC

Finance Analyst - Trade

Next PLC
Leicester, Leicestershire, UK
Competitive salary + benefits
18 Jun 2024
25 Jun 2024
Approved employers
Approved employer
Contract type
Full time
Experience level
Qualified accountant

Job Description

Role: Finance Analyst - Trade

Location: Head Office, Leicester

Salary: £45,000 - £53,000 plus bonus & benefits

At NEXT, not only are we one of the UK’s largest fashion retailers, but we’re also one of the largest listed companies. We have an exciting opportunity as a Trade Finance Analyst to join our Trade Finance Team which is part of the Commercial Finance function. Next generates sales of over £5bn per annum and the Trade team is responsible for the provision of all sales reporting and analysis relating to these sales

Based at our Head Office in Leicester the role of Trade Finance Analyst will work closely with the Trade Finance Manager and be involved in the reporting of sales by all of our many different revenue streams as well as the regular analysis of sales performance across the wider industry. This could include the regular daily or weekly reporting, information for our external city communications or ad hoc requests for insight.

Specifically you will act as a business partner to the Commercial Finance teams, helping to understand and scope out data/information needs and then work with the other members of the Trade Team to develop robust and reliable information to service those needs. You will also act as a conduit between Finance and the Trade Team. You will deputise and work closely with the Trade Finance Manager, attending key meetings with senior management and help to meet deadlines around external and internal communications as well as supporting with ad hoc analysis and requests.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Data Analysis and Reporting:
    • Utilise software to extract, manipulate, and analyse data from various sources.
    • Develop and maintain reports and dashboards to track progress, identify bottlenecks, and measure key performance indicators (KPIs).
    • Interpret data to uncover insights and trends
  • Stakeholder Communication:
    • Communicate project updates, findings, and recommendations to stakeholders at all levels, including executives, project teams, and external partners.

So what are we looking for?

  • An experienced, driven analyst with an inquisitive mind and excellent analytical and reporting skills (ideally part of fully qualified but not essential dependent on experience).
  • Experience of working in a Finance team
  • Stakeholder management experience with demonstrable influencing and negotiation skills
  • A proven ability to work under pressure and manage simultaneous priorities
  • IT literate with advanced Excel and reporting skills, with the ability to analyse and interpret large volumes of data efficiently and effectively
  • Excellent communication skills, both written and verbal.
  • Able to prioritise workloads to ensure key tasks are achieved to the highest standards.
  • A can-do attitude, who will be flexible to the changing needs of the business and works well under pressure.

This is a fantastic, high profile opportunity for an ambitious Analyst who will work with all of the different Finance departments to collate, interpret and summarise information that will be presented throughout the business.

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 on-line from over 70 countries around the world! So we’ve gone global!

About some of our Benefits

  • 25% off most NEXT, MADE*, Lipsy*, Gap* and Victoria's Secret* products (*when purchased through NEXT)
  • Company performance based bonus
  • Sharesave scheme
  • On-site Nursery available; OFSTED outstanding in all areas
  • 10% off most partner brands & up to 15% off Branded Beauty
  • Early VIP access to sale stock
  • Access to fantastic discounts at our Staff Shops
  • Restaurants with great food at amazing prices
  • Access a digital GP and other free health and wellbeing services
  • Free on-site parking
  • Financial Wellbeing - Save, track and enhance your financial wellbeing
  • Apprenticeship - Grow and develop on the job whilst gaining a qualification
  • Direct to Work - Discount online and instore, collect your items the next day for free from your place of work or local store
  • Support Networks - Access to Network Groups to empower and celebrate each other
  • Wellhub - Discounted flexible monthly gym memberships, with apps, PT sessions and more

Conditions apply to all benefits. These benefits are discretionary and subject to change.

We aim to support all candidates during the application process and are happy to provide workplace adjustments when necessary. Should you need support with your application due to a disability or long-term condition, feel free to get in touch with us by email (please include 'Workplace Adjustments' in the subject line), or call us on 0116 284 2486 and leave a voicemail.

Apply Before: 06/30/2024, 12:18 PM

For further information, and to apply, please visit our website via the “Apply” button below.

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