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Senior Finance Analyst

Job Title: Senior Finance Analyst
Contract Type: permanent
Location: London, England
Salary: £55000 - £60000 per annum + 20% Bonus & Excellent Bens
REF: CG0803SFA_1552063046
Contact Name: Charlotte Garfield
Contact Email:
Job Published: 7 months ago

Job Description

Our client, a much-loved household brand name and employer of choice, is looking to source a dynamic and commercially astute Senior Finance Analyst to join its Retail Finance Team. This is a great entry point into a highly sought after organisation, with a fantastic track record of retaining and rewarding top talent, through its rotational and progressive departmental structure.

This particular position will take ownership and responsibility for certain retail costs, incorporating end to end budgeting, reporting and stakeholder management. You'll support the Finance Manager by providing challenge and insight to aid commercial decision making, whilst ensuring a robust financial environment.

Main duties include:
* Collaborating on financial planning, reporting and analysis of £230m opex and £70m capex
* Business partner Operations team and understand challenges to help them make informed decisions
* Line managing a Finance Analyst
* Providing periodic performance and variance analysis
* Monitoring contracts financial performance, including reviews with the FC at each supplier and annual supplier site visits
* Simplifying period end process where possible
* Understanding financial risks and opportunities
* Providing a rolling forecast of expected full year performance
* Providing insight of the drivers of performance and make future projections
* Challenging investment decision to ensure they add value and are properly appraised

Key skills & experience required:
* ACA/ACCA/CIMA Qualified with a strong academic record
* Clear commercial acumen
* Ability to combine strategic and analytical perspectives with a pragmatic approach
* High degree of accuracy and attention to detail
* Strong ability to challenge and influence senior stakeholders on both financial and wider business decisions
* Ambitious and highly self-motivate
* Proactive and positive approach to work, displaying initiative when overcoming obstacles
* Previous retail experience would be highly advantageous
* Track record of robust and effective financial management

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