Senior Commercial Finance Analyst - Fast Growing Retailer

Michael Page
London, West End
£50000 - £60000 per annum + car allowance, bonus, private health
05 Oct 2018
05 Nov 2018
Kerim Wiltshire
Job role
Finance analyst
Contract type
Part time

The Senior Commercial Finance Analyst will be joining the FP&A team of a fast growing retail firm. This individual will be supporting the Commercial Finance Manager and the senior leadership team in driving business growth.

Client Details

The client is a £50m turnover manufacturer and retailer within the consumer goods space. They've experienced double digit growth over the last 5 years and have just secured funding to expand internationally through a mixture of organic and inorganic activity.


The Senior Commercial Finance Analyst is likely to get involved in:

  • Assist the Commercial Finance Manager in ensuring high levels of trust in the reporting, communication and forecasting of Selling & Management payroll via the management of robust processes and review.
  • Hold regular reviews with the Store Operations team to share information, make decisions and deliver the plan.
  • Analysis and communication of P&L lines to identify volume, rate and mix drivers to explain and challenge performance.
  • Identification of Opportunities and Risks with sufficient notice to influence the outcome
  • Delivery of core finance processes including month end, forecasts, budgets and long rang.e planning.
  • Analytical support to projects and new initiatives.
  • Encourage knowledge sharing across the team & actively seek to support the development of others.


A successful candidate will have the following profile:


  • Qualified accountant (ACA / ACCA / CIMA or equiv).
  • Advanced analytical skills.
  • Strong financial systems and Excel skills (Capable of using complex formulae & pivot tables).
  • Experience of supporting non-financial stakeholders.
  • Ability to build and maintain relationships in order to improve business performance.
  • Curiousity about the business and drivers of performance.
  • Adaptable attitude and forward thinking nature.
  • Thrives when working in a team.
  • Desirable:

  • Experience of working with multi-site P&Ls.
  • Familiarity with inventory planning.
  • Prior exposure to retail industry.
  • Job Offer

    A competitive salary and good benefits package on offer for the right candidate. A strong CPD program is also in place with a clear path for career progression available.

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