Ben Lees-Bowyer

Job type
Competitive salary + fantastic benefits package
Working hours – 9:00am – 5:00pm Mon – Fri
Date added
Wednesday, 10th Apr 2024

Prince is working with a market leading business to recruit for a Commercial Finance Analyst on a 12-month fixed term contract. If you are looking to progress towards a Finance Business Partner in the future, then this could be the position for you. The role will allow you to transition from traditional accounting and reporting through to variance analysis and generating insights.

Duties will include:

  • Having a detailed understanding of the underlying monthly performance
  • Investigating variances in customer volumes and profitability on a regular basis
  • Provide input into detailed budget and forecasting process with the Commercial teams, collaborating with the Management Account teams
  • Co-ordinate the monthly reporting and forecasting cycle
  • Be responsible for consolidation of retail financial data from all systems into accurate and relevant information, necessary for the business to make commercial decisions
  • Challenging and influencing the sales team on customer volume
  • Reviewing the outputs of the account profitability systems and work with the Commercial Controlling Business Partners to identify and integrate improvements to improve accuracy and speed of reporting. Work with the business partners to drive increased value into the customer account
  • Taking ownership of the process for evaluating new business proposals, ensuring accurate inputs and supporting the commercial team through the process
  • Provide cover for the Business Partner at key meetings if required
  • Seeking to identify and implement improvements in the commercial review process, including the monthly demand review, weekly volume analysis
  • Provide key input into the monthly pre-commercial review providing insight into customer performance and challenging the commercial team as to how to improve results
  • Working with the commercial team to identify all commercial opportunities and areas for improvement
  • Working with Financial Accounting team and Commercial team to review, assess and where appropriate sign off the month end accruals position for each customer every month. Ensure all accruals are fully supported by authorised documentation
  • Providing support to the sales team providing analysis and insight as a result of customer requests
  • Ensure that all documentation is appropriately filed and controlled so that access is given only to those that need it.

Skills and Experience

The successful candidate will be someone with great attention to detail, who has a hunger to learn how the business and their customers work, and someone who enjoys variety in their day to day, as you never know what you might be asked next. It is essential that you are working towards a recognised accountancy qualification and that you have strong MS Excel skills.

The application process:

Our mission is to support our clients in their creation of an equal, diverse and inclusive workforce. We are committed to providing a barrier-free recruitment process, so if you require any reasonable accessibility adjustments within the application process, then please make it known at the earliest opportunity.

We will carefully consider your details and advise you if we’re able to progress with your application within 72 working hours. If you do not hear from us within this time your details won’t be retained. So, if you’re not successful on this occasion, do continue to respond to future roles we advertise. In the meantime, all good wishes and continued success with your search for employment.

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