My established client based in Rushden is recruiting a Finance Analyst on a permanent basis. This position is supporting the Finance Manager in the analysis and reporting on supply chain/logistics performance and initiatives to ensure optimal decision-making across both the EU Finance and Global Logistics functions. Located in Rushden, with occasional travel to the London Head Office.
DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:-
- Analysing trends to support financial targets, assist in preparing insights & recommendations to drive and support business decisions, deliver P&L cost savings and productivity goals.
- Maintain Logistics/Supply Chain dashboards and KPI's. Analyse any variances to plans/budgets and prepare appropriate commentaries explaining these variances and costs.
- Produce accurate financial and management accounts, including month end accounting processes and posting of appropriate journals to the general ledger. Able to articulate monthly results and analysis with global partners.
- Assist in the annual budgeting process, with relevant analysis and presentation to senior management.
- Daily interaction with the Logistics, Head Office Finance and Customer Service teams, at a local and global level. Maintain relationships with our Brands (UK & US) to support operational, tactical and strategic decision making.
REQUIRED KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND EXPERIENCE:-
- Qualified accountant or studying to become qualified (CIMA/ACCA), with experience in a similar role within Finance in an Operational or Supply Chain environment, preferably within the fashion retail industry (or other FMCG).
- High degree of initiative and ownership, someone who is continually curious and thrives in a fast-paced and evolving environment where change is the norm.
- Strong analytical skills and attention to detail, with an ability to interpret data in various formats, and an excellent standard of verbal and written communication.
- Able to meet deadlines, working with pace and urgency. Can successfully balance multiple priorities, with a disciplined, logical and practical approach to problem solving.
- Advanced MS Office skills (Outlook, Excel, PowerPoint, etc) and knowledge of Oracle system would be an advantage.
This is a great opportunity for someone looking to develop in their career if they have come straight from studying, r still studying and is looking for more experience, so if you think this could be you, please email your CV now.
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