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Graduate Financial Analyst

Job Title: Graduate Financial Analyst
Contract Type: permanent
Location: Luton, Bedfordshire
Salary: £23000 - £26000 per annum + Full Study Support + Bonus
REF: FINGRAD1209_1579282439
Contact Name: Guy Barwell
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Job Published: over 1 year ago

Job Description

Graduate Finance Analyst
Luton, Bedfordshire
£23,000 - £26,000 + Bonus + Study Support

Our client a major retail business with a track record of continuous growth and market leading results has an opening for an ambitious graduate looking to further their career in a commercial finance & accountancy role whilst studying towards a professional accounting qualification such as CIMA or ACCA. This exciting opportunity has come about due to the promotion of last year's graduates and as such will provide an excellent spring board to future career progression within a rapidly growing and dynamic organisation.

We are seeking a recent Graduate with a minimum of a 2.1 in either a finance / accounting or numerical / business based subject. Applicants must also have achieved a minimum of 3 A - Level's, ideally at grade B or above. Practical accountancy or commercial / analytical experience from a placement year or internship would be a distinct advantage.

We are looking for someone to live the company's values, work hard and have fun - exactly what you would expect from a dynamic retail and leisure business.

The ideal candidate will have great attention to detail, love figures, have intermediate Excel skills, great commercial acumen, business awareness and a real passion for delivery!

The Role
Working within the Financial Planning & Analysis team the role will shadow last year's graduate whilst also benefiting from mentoring from the Senior Financial Analyst.

The role will give exposure to various financial reporting and analysis duties which will aid in truly understanding how the business runs from a commercial perspective. Duties will include daily/weekly/monthly reporting on various aspects of the business: sales, labour & other costs to the business, involvement in month end reporting and analysis and supporting with ad-hoc tasks and projects.

The breath of the role will give an excellent foundation in understanding business dynamics and what drives performance in a fast moving retail environment.
Key duties will include; Weekly and Monthly sales reporting; Assisting with Month End processes, analysis and reporting; Exposure to budgeting and forecasting; Variance analysis reporting and commentary; Presenting financial metrics and performance in operational meetings; Taking responsibility for various cost lines within the P&L.

The Opportunity
This is genuinely a fantastic opportunity working for a large, dynamic and highly successful retail business that has a track record of developing staff with a view to Qualifying within 3 years, supported by a fantastic supportive and progressive culture. Full study support will be provided.

We would advise that interested applicant apply without delay.