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Commercial Finance Analyst

Job Title: Commercial Finance Analyst
Contract Type: permanent
Location: Central Bedfordshire
Salary: £38000 - £43000 per annum + Bonus & Bens
REF: CG1008CFA_1660148203
Contact Name: Charlotte Garfield
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Job Published: about 1 year ago

Job Description

Our client, a market leader with an impressive track record for retaining and promoting its talent, is looking to hire a confident and credible Commercial Finance Analyst to join its team. Working as part of this dynamic function, you'll support the Commercial Finance Manager to produce financial reporting and analysis to aid decision making across the business, providing insight and challenge that will drive improved sales and performance.

Main duties include:
* Sales & margin review: category performance, mix analysis and customer metrics
* Financial evaluation of trading initiatives such as pricing and promotions
* Preparing sales budgets and forecasts
* Supporting investment appraisal of new initiatives and potential impact/risks to the business
* Ownership of the cost of sales period end process by preparing accruals and journals
* Producing monthly summary reports, reviewing performance for the period and analysis of variances
* Reconciling the balance sheet

Key skills & experience required:
* ACA/ACCA/CIMA studier
* At least 12 months' experience in an analytical/commercial role with exposure to sales/margin
* Strong Excel
* Capable of business partnering, including excellent communication skills and ability to work across multiple functions
* Great attention to detail and problem solving
* Ambitious and proactive nature, keen to add value wherever possible

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