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Commercial Finance Analyst - Retail, Watford, Hertfordshire

Job Title: Commercial Finance Analyst - Retail, Watford, Hertfordshire
Contract Type: permanent
Location: Watford, Hertfordshire
Salary: £55000 - £60000 per annum + benefits + bonus
REF: RL1212KJL_1513079727
Contact Name: Ryan Lamb
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Job Published: 10 months ago

Job Description

Commercial Finance Analyst - Retail, Watford, Hertfordshire
£55,000 - £60,000 + benefits + bonus

Our client, a real market force on the high street is looking to add the capabilities of a talented and highly driven finance professional to their ranks. The position which has materialised due to internal movements and succession planning will allow for real creative flair and a chance to play a pivotal role within a fast moving global enterprise.

Those interested in applying for this position must be able to provide solid working examples of providing high end real time commercial analysis,as well as occasions where this knowledge has facilitated sound decision making and strategic planning.

Specifically you will focus on the following:
- Driving business improvements via ongoing commercial insights.
- Using data analytics to promote business change.
- Setting store targets.
- Labour planning analytics.
- Conducting trend and operational analysis including "what if" scenarios.
- Commercially challenging sales, stock, pricing and margin from a financial perspective.
- Assessing new initiatives / promotions.

The successful individual will be responsive to demand for fast turnaround of analysis to support decisions, maintain the appropriate balance of speed and accuracy and be ready to question assumptions in a constructive way. Advanced spreadsheet capabilities are a pre-requisite for any application as is past success in a fast moving retail giant. A professional accountancy qualification is a must as is a finance related degree obtained from a reputable redbrick University.
On offer is a varied and challenging remit which will provide regular opportunities for new learning as well as the potential to plot a career path moving forward. Individual and company success will be acknowledged and rewarded regularly.

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