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Financial Analyst

New Avenues
Croydon, London, United Kingdom
Competitive Salary
Closing date
May 19, 2024

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Job Role
Finance Data Analyst
Contract Type
Full Time
Newly created position within a fast-paced and growing Retail & Wholesale company for a Finance Analyst looking for a role in which you will be immersed within the business.

Reporting to the Senior Finance Analyst, this role will provide support to the Retail Operations division and is a broad role that is a blend FP&A support, ensuring month end is completed and business partnering.

Working with the off-shore finance team, the role will assist with the month end process by ensuring they have the relevant information to enable the construction of monthly management accounts. These will be reviewed and analysed by you and the SFA to provide value-add information to the business unit at operational level.

The role will also business partner with the Retail/Operations (individual/cluster/regional & area) and the business to ensure they have a comprehensive understanding of the financial information to help drive performance.

This will include:
  • Revenue Analysis, understanding profitability and helping to facilitate growth
  • Assisting with driving operational KPIs
  • Labour/cost analysis
  • Highlight (and ensure a comprehensive understanding of) risks & opportunities
  • Stock and margin analysis
  • Financial performance analysis
  • Waste analysis

The individual will need to be comfortable with large volumes of data, extracting the information from the analytics platform and ensuring the business is providing with the information in a useful manner. You will be great with numbers, with an analytical mind and commercial acumen.

To be a suitable candidate it is imperative that you have at least 2-3 years of accounting experience, ideally gained within Retail/Consumer Goods/Wholesale/Multi-Site or a similar environment. You will have proven analytical skills and the ability to engage with the business.

You will have strong academics and be studying towards a professional accounting qualification (CIMA or ACCA), and have the desire to be a qualified accountant.

Candidates will ideally have FP&A experience gained within a relevant industry As you will be working with the business you will need to have exceptional communication & strong interpersonal skills, alongside a natural confidence and emotional intelligence that will gain credibility and the buy-in from the business.

This is an exceptional opportunity for the right individual that will offer a structured career path within growing company.

A study package will be offered.

This company is more office based but there is some hybrid flexibility.

Please note only suitable applicants will be contacted regarding this position.

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