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Commercial Finance Analyst

Employer
Goodman Masson
Location
Charing Cross, Central London, United Kingdom
Salary
Competitive Salary
Closing date
Jan 15, 2022

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Job Role
Commercial Finance Manager
Sector
Finance
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time
Level of qualification
Newly qualified, Qualified, CIMA
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We are looking for a part-qualified Commercial Finance Analyst to join an ever-growing finance team, in a dynamic and leading UK dog food subscription company. The perfect candidate for the role will love finding answers through detailed analysis and summarising your findings to support stakeholders with key decision making. This company are incredibly ambitious and have plans to scale up globally but always have their staff in mind, with a real emphasis on creating an inviting and inclusive working environment.

You will do/be:

Reporting to the Senior Commercial Finance Manager you will be business partnering our Range and Proposition team - working together to drive growth through revenue per order. With an eye for detail coupled with a comprehensive understanding of the bigger picture, you will provide insight into how our performance at a product level is impacting revenue and gross margin, analysing the drivers of key metrics (product penetration, basket size, average order per revenue, gross margin) across markets.

You will be responsible for:

  1. Business partnering with the Range and Proposition team (including our Head of R&P and Trading Manager) through clear analysis, effective communication and challenging where necessary to ensure a robust forecast
  2. Providing clear and insightful reporting on the trends and drivers impacting performance, giving key stakeholders the tools they need to make the best decisions
  3. Scenario modelling to aid decision making
  4. Detailed P&L analysis including management and ownership of the month end process with commentary and further analysis
  5. Proactively identifying signs of risk and opportunity to the P&L, articulating the quantitative impact
  6. Guiding the business to make decisions to optimise profitability through in-depth gross margin analysis and thorough understanding of profitability drivers, category mixes and promotional decisions
  7. Month end responsibilities include ownership of courier and labour costs, identifying drivers of performance

Requirements

  • Proven finance experience - A foundation in finance: forecasting, modelling, P&L management, analysis and strategic decision-making (part-qualified CIMA/ACCA/ACA preferred). Experience working in a subscription based business is preferable but not essential. Strong Excel skills (Tableau experience would be great too).
  • Commercial acumen - we have a passion for understanding what drives growth and profitability. You will share that passion for our performance and you'll help us find the best way of getting the most out of the tails.com team. A track record which demonstrates your analytical mindset to be able to identify insights from data and to solving real business problems.
  • Great communicator - proven ability to deliver strong, clear guidance and provide context to the rest of the business; strong collaboration skills to be able to partner widely across multi-functional teams. You'll have demonstrable experience of influencing senior stakeholders.
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