Finance Analyst

Posted 24 January by Agora Talent Ltd

Agora Talent are partnering with an International FTSE 100 Retailer based in West London to recruit a high calibre Finance Analyst.

The role will be partnering a range of commercial stakeholders in their Digital & IT Hub. This is a commercial finance role, which will be accountable for three areas...

  • Working in parallel with 3rd party suppliers to build financial and commercial models to evaluate new proposals.
  • To provide cost control, analysis and decision support to the senior leadership team, in order to maximise business performance and focus on minimising cost growth
  • To manage the planning and forecasting for resource costs, including capitalisation and ensure adherence to the Group investment policy.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Key point of contact to support the business in building business case which have technology costs
  • To build a clear understanding of IT cost base and the drivers for change
  • Identify and support initiatives which improve financial performance
  • Deliver monthly BU and Channel cost analysis and reporting
  • Assist in the quarterly planning and forecasting process and influence the delivery of realistic targets
  • Analysis of development spend to assess value for money and challenge existing suppliers
  • Produce sensitivity analysis to explore scenarios and understand impact of movement key variables
  • Provide technical advice to commercial teams on accounting treatment on new technologies and services - drive clarity in the group accounting manual for accounting treatment of technology
  • Meet agreed performance objectives and ways of working; identify and progress areas for personal development
  • Strong integrity, inquisitive mind and drive insight, efficiency & control

What we're looking for:

  • Strong communication and influencing skills & ability to influence at a senior level
  • Ability to build & maintain effective working relationships with operational & financial managers
  • Strong commercial acumen with experience of dealing with contracts & tender bids
  • Ability to identify areas for process improvement
  • Ability to switch priorities and workload in line with operational & financial requirements
  • Qualified accountant with strong technical accounting knowledge and will have complex modelling experience
  • Effective stakeholder management
  • Technology Finance experience is essential

On offer is an excellent financial package, market leading training & progression opportunities, and a fun, flexible working environment.

Required skills

  • Financial Analysis
  • Financial Modeling
  • Microsoft Excel
  • Retail

Reference: 34308033

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