Commercial Finance Analyst

28 Sep 2019
26 Oct 2019
Job role
Finance analyst
Reporting to the Commercial Finance Manager (Basingstoke), the Commercial Finance Analyst will be partnering directly with the Sales/Commercial Directors and their teams in Basingstoke to assist them in driving profitability and Return on Capital Employed by providing high quality financial analysis, appropriate challenge and balanced decision-making support.

Key Responsibilities

Weekly 'Outlooks' / forecasting of key P&L items for the month along with variance analysis against budget and week on week
Assist in driving annual budget process and quarterly profit reforecasting. Ensure the business is familiar with key variances and work with them to maximise opportunities
Assist the Commercial Finance Manager in production of monthly board packs and reviews with senior management
Process the monthly bonus submission for sales/commercial/support staff and provide commentary against budget & actual profit performance
Process the monthly target setting process for Sales teams
Develop a good understanding of the P&L and the drivers of profitability and partner with business leads to deliver against KPIs
Assist the Commercial Finance Manager (Basingstoke) and Finance Controller (Burnley) in managing balance sheet risk and opportunities
Support business during / after SAP implementation
Communicate complex financial information to non-financial members of the business
Provide ad-hoc support to the sales/commercial business leads as required
Demonstrate a strong awareness of and commitment to Ethics and Compliance and the DCC Group Code of Conduct

Candidate Profile


Finance / Business graduate, with at least 1-year relevant work experience, obtained post-graduation or during degree (i.e. during a sandwich year).
Will consider candidates who are AAT qualified or hold alternative degrees, if relevant work experience can be demonstrated.
Strong interpersonal skills; you will part of a team that is the face of Consumer Finance team in Basingstoke.
Self-motivated and results driven
Proven track record in financial analysis
Proficient Excel skills
Ability to work in a fast paced and dynamic environment
Willing to travel from time to time to interface with wider commercial finance team in Harlow & Finance Operations in Burnley.
Looking to study ACCA/CIMADesirable

Experience in commercial finance and business partnering desirable
Familiarity with SAP or Qlikview is desirable
Experience in a FMCG or distribution environment is desirable

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