Commercial Finance Analyst

Michael Page
Essex, Harlow
Up to £45000 per annum + 20% Bonus
21 Sep 2018
21 Oct 2018
Siobhan McCormack
Job role
Finance analyst
Contract type
Part time

This role will become an integral part of the companies aim to drive profitability by providing high quality financial analysis, appropriate challenge and balanced decision-making support. The Commercial Finance Analyst will develop a through understanding of the P&L and the drivers behind business performance, they are looking for a commercially astute, self-motivated and qualified accountant to join their passionate and driven team.

Client Details

Our client are a leading global distribution business based in Harlow, as part of a larger FTSE 100 company specialising in international sales and distributions. The company are passionate about their product and keen to find a like-minded Commercial Finance Analyst to join their team.


  • Develop a thorough understanding of the P&L and the drivers of profitability and return on capital performance, partner with business leads to deliver against KPIs
  • Weekly forecasting of key P&L items for the month along with variance analysis against budget and week on week
  • Assist in driving annual budget process and quarterly profit re-forecasting.
  • Own the monthly bonus submission for sales/commercial/support staff and provide commentary against budget & actual profit performance
  • Assist the Finance Controller in managing balance sheet risk and opportunities
  • Support business during / after SAP implementation
  • Communicate complex financial information to non-financial members of the business
  • Deliver finance training to sales and commercial to increase awareness
  • Production of monthly board packs and reviews with senior management


  • Qualified accountant
  • Experience in commercial finance and business partnering desirable
  • Strong interpersonal skills; you will part of a team that is the face of Finance in Harlow
  • Self-motivated and results driven
  • Proven track record in financial analysis
  • Excellent Excel skills
  • Ability to work in a fast paced and dynamic environment
  • Experience in a FMCG or distribution environment is desirable
  • Familiarity with Oracle, SAP or Qlikview is desirable

Job Offer

The successful Commercial Finance Analyst will receive a competitive salary and benefits package including a 20% bonus.

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