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Retail Finance Analyst (FTSE 100)

Job Title: Retail Finance Analyst (FTSE 100)
Contract Type: permanent
Location: London, England
Salary: £28000 - £34000 per annum + Study Support, 10% Bonus & Excellent Bens
REF: CG2106RFA_1529686842
Contact Name: Charlotte Garfield
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Job Published: 12 months ago

Job Description

Our client, a household brand name and FTSE 100 employer of choice, with a phenomenal track record recognising and progressing top talent, is looking to source a bright and dynamic Retail Finance Analyst to join this close-knit team.

The role has come about as a result of an internal move, which is highly reflective of the talent planning structure in place here, giving you the same opportunity to rotate after 12 - 18 months and consistently from there on, in line with your own professional goals and ambitions.

This particular position will initially work with both Sales and Retail Costs Finance, providing analysis and reporting on performance. You'll business partner with key stakeholders in HR, Central Retail and Retail Finance to proactively manage cost lines including budgeting and forecasting.

Main duties include:
* Support Senior Sales Finance Analyst with reporting to Retail Leadership Team and Stores
* Aid the delivering of budgets and quarterly forecasts
* Maintain financial models related to Sales
* Assist with analysis and insight on general store performance, initiatives and trials
* Maintain weekly and periodic analysis of Sales to better understand drivers of performance across stores
* Set up and produce daily sales and waste reporting
* Provide Central Retail with performance and variance analysis relating to their specific costs

Skills & experience required:
* Accounting or Business relating Degree from a well-regarded institution
* At least 12 months finance experience working in a fast-paced, large company environment
* Good knowledge of Excel (pivot tables, Vlookups)
* Strong numerical and analytical skills
* Evident commercial acumen, willing and able to challenge accepted practices where necessary
* Commitment to driving change and eagerness to seek continuous improvement
* Excellent interpersonal and communication skills, confident dealing with people at all levels
* Ambitious and career-minded, keen to complete ACCA/CIMA
* Clear initiative and a positive approach to tasks, with the ability to come up with creative solutions

This is a brilliant opportunity for a Finance Analyst, with the desire to kick-start their career, to work for a historic brand name that is consistently innovating and looking at new ways to cement their position as a consumer favourite, all whilst keeping its core values at the forefront of its operation.

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