Commercial Finance Analyst

£23000 - £26000 per annum
17 Sep 2020
15 Oct 2020
Bradford Rosser
Contract type
Full time
Experience level
Part qualified

Finance Analyst role working for a large UK retail organisation in the outskirts of Cardiff. Excellent internal progression offered with a competitive market salary.

Client Details

The client I am working with have over 500 stores across the UK and have a strong local presence in South Wales. They are currently expanding and growing due to business performance in 2018/2019.


The key responsibilities of the role include:

Financial Accounts

  • Preparation of retail budget centres to trial balance
  • Invoice coding, authorisation and control (to include supplier queries)
  • Monthly reconciliation of charges posted to the cost centres
  • Calculation and posting of accruals and prepayments
  • Analysis of monthly costs to budget and forecast
  • Preparation of figures for inclusion in the monthly management accounts pack

Forecasting and Budgeting (operational and capital expenditure)

  • Continually develop retail operations budget and forecast models
  • Production of retail latest views, forecasts and budgets
  • Preparation of opportunity/risk schedules

Management Reporting

  • Fully analyse actual monthly figures with weekly reports produced by retail management
  • Develop the weekly reports produced by the retail managers
  • Audit the information produced, and systems and processes used by the retail management

Routine Reporting to Finance Management

  • Act as a point of contact for finance colleagues and deal with/field retail queries
  • Produce ad-hoc schedules as required by finance management (e.g. rework charges, year-end schedules etc.)

Logistics Operations Reporting

  • Monthly reporting of actual spend versus budget/last year to management
  • Production of ad-hoc schedules as required by retail management

Other Departmental Duties

  • Assist in the production of a weekly trading pack
  • Provide departmental cover for the logistics and Administration analysts - including production of store P&L's and answering subsequent queries
  • Other ad hoc duties as required.


The successful candidate will be someone looking to progress their career within Accounting & Finance. Studying a qualification such as ACCA/CIMA/ACA will boost your profile. Experience with month end in an analytical role will be key decider in this Financial reporting/analytical position in the department.

Job Offer

On offer for the candidate is a competitive market salary with the opportunity to grow with the corporation. Study support will be offered to exceptional candidates.