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Senior Commercial Finance Analyst

Job Title: Senior Commercial Finance Analyst
Contract Type: permanent
Location: Watford, Hertfordshire
Salary: £50000 - £55000 per annum + Benefits
REF: CG2909CA_1506704519
Contact Name: Charlotte Garfield
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Job Published: over 1 year ago

Job Description

Our client, a high performing and market leading organisation, with a stellar reputation for quality and an innovative approach to the industry, is looking to source a 'best in class' Senior Commercial Finance Analyst to join its talented team.

On offer is the chance to add significant value in this truly commercial role, acting as a key business partner to the Buying and Merchandising team. Candidates must display impressive commercial awareness and a strong analytical skill set.

Key duties include:
* Commercial commentary and decision support
* Provide quality Management information, highlighting key exceptions and issues, as well as ongoing forecasts, trend analysis and variance analysis
* Driving contract terms to maximise profitability and working capital improvements
* Ad hoc analysis and project support
* Manage the annual and rolling plan covering wholesale margin and marketing income
* Document, collect and summarise relevant commercial and financial input into planning process
* Prepare and phased product group sales and margin rate plan for relevant areas with commentary on key activities
* Identify and recommend potential productivity improvement initiatives through financial and operational analysis

The successful candidate will be ACCA/CIMA qualified with an impressive academic record including a 2:1 degree from a top university. You will undoubtedly have solid analytical and business partnering experience, focused around working with commercial divisions of an organisation, i.e. Sales, Marketing & Buying.

You must be highly confident working cross functionally and be able to interact and build relationships with a variety of stakeholders. You will demonstrate a positive and proactive attitude, always looking to go the extra mile and add value in as many ways as possible.

This is an exciting opportunity for a commercially astute and ambitious finance professional to join this fast-paced and highly sought after organisation, where career progression and professional development will be on offer for those who immerse themselves in the business and look to drive performance and lead initiatives where possible.

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