Commercial Finance Analyst

Simpson Judge
26th February 2019
Stockport, United Kingdom
Job Type
£35000 - £40000 per annum


On behalf of a reputable Wholesaler, Simpson Judge are recruiting for a brand new Commercial Finance Analyst role in Cheadle.

The Role:

This is a new exciting position, offering the right candidate the opportunity to grow with the company and shape the reporting and finance function. Add to this the opportunity to work with a dynamic team of sales professionals, a fabulous range of products and producers and to work on special projects as and when applicable, this role should attract a flexible, professional and enthusiastic Accountant. 

Duties & Responsibilities:

  • Performing a key role in all management reporting, budgeting, forecasting and planning processes, providing full analysis and insight of key business drivers
  • Helping improve management information, developing new reports and models as appropriate
  • Providing financial and commercial analysis and information to support operational business decision making
  • Analysing business performance, challenging assumptions and highlighting any risks and opportunities to improve performance
  • Support in the implementation of business strategies including potential acquisitions
  • Lead the implementation of management reporting systems in new business ventures
  • Analysing results and the review of Margins and Product Profitability – daily review of transactions, review of stock balances, recording and monitoring promotions, overview of operational costs
  • Month end routines including posting completion journals, reviewing individual P&Ls and general ledger accounts (including wages & pension control accounts) to ensure the production of accurate and timely full management accounts
  • Providing monthly P&L reports to sales managers
  • Overall responsible for the budget process and the production of forecasts when required
  • Short term cash management and working capital planning and reporting for the medium and long term
  • Development of recording and reporting key drivers of the business
  • Focus on controls and procedures to ensure effectiveness and to seek efficiency improvements
  • Undertake due diligence work for possible acquisitions and help to analyse the performance of such businesses

Skills & Experience: 

  • ACCA/CIMA/ACA qualified accountant with a skill set covering management reporting, analysis and budgeting with a commercial outlook
  • Comfortable 'rolling up your sleeves' and immersing yourself in the detail with a strong analytical ability, flexible thinking and a dynamic, innovative approach as new business challenges arise
  • Aave a desire to constantly improve the performance information that you provide, using your knowledge of P&L metrics coupled with advanced Excel skills
  • Able to own and drive improvements and be constantly looking for ways to move existing processes forward
  • A logical and methodical approach to problem solving and a passion for excellence
  • Clear enthusiasm and drive as well as exceptional interpersonal skills with the ability to develop and build strong relationships across all levels
  • Able to hit the ground running, will the credibility and gravitas to challenge current thinking and influence in a positive and constructive manner both within finance and cross-functionally
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