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Commercial Finance Analyst

Commercial Finance Analyst

  • Location

    Basingstoke, Hampshire

  • Sector:

    Accountancy & Finance, Senior Appointments

  • Job type:

    Permanent

  • Salary:

    £45000 - £55000 per annum

  • Contact:

    Miles Gallagher

  • Contact email:

    miles.gallagher@wademacdonald.com

  • Job ref:

    26447/001_1542886192

  • Published:

    22 days ago

  • Expiry date:

    2018-12-22

  • Consultant:

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Finance Analyst - Basingstoke - £45,000 - £55,000 - plus bonus and car allowance

Wade Macdonald is currently recruiting a Commercial Finance Analyst for a global and well known technology company based in Basingstoke. £45,000 - £55,000 plus bonus and car allowance

Role Overview

Reporting into the Commercial Finance Director (Enterprise), the Commercial Finance Analyst role will be partnering directly with the Sales/Commercial leads and their teams to assist them in driving profitability and Return on Capital Employed by providing high quality financial analysis, forecasting and budgeting support, and appropriate challenge and balanced decision-making support.

The Sales and Commercial teams that this role will be supporting deal with many of the well-known brands, delivering a diverse range of products and services in a highly competitive industry.

Key Responsibilities

  • Present sales and customer GP analysis to Sales and Business Management

  • Scrutinise daily sales figures and present an accurate GP position to Management

  • RMA returns analysis

  • Customer and Vendor payment terms vs profitability analysis

  • Develop a thorough understanding of the P&L and the drivers of profitability and return on capital performance, partner with business leads to deliver against KPIs

  • Weekly forecasting of key P&L items for the month along with variance analysis against budget and week on week

  • Own the monthly commission & bonus submission for sales/commercial/support staff and provide commentary against budget & actual profit performance

  • Assist the Commercial Finance Director in managing balance sheet risk and opportunities

  • Communicate complex financial information to non-financial members of the business

  • Provide ad-hoc support to the sales/commercial business leads as required. This might include but is not limited to work on customer tenders, reviewing customer rebate schemes and preparing business cases for new initiatives as required

  • Ensure decision-making is based on rounded considerations including costs, working capital, future ramifications and external response.

  • Support the full evaluation of organic and acquisitive opportunities.

  • Ensure that the business has a clear analysis of its competitors.

  • Support the integration of acquired businesses into the company structure.

The successful candidate must be instinctively comfortable in this type of fast paced and competitive sales environment and will be:

  • Qualified accountant.

  • Self-motivated and results driven.

  • Proven track record in financial analysis and interpretation skills.

  • Familiar with Oracle, SAP and Qlikview (desirable).

Finance Analyst - Basingstoke - £45,000 - £55,000 - plus bonus and car allowance

Applications are encouraged from all candidates meeting or exceeding the minimum criteria for the role regardless of age, disability, gender, orientation, race, religion or ethnicity.