Finance Analyst

Posted 12 October by Investigo
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A well-known brand based in Watford are currently seeking a Commercial Finance Analyst to join them on a permanent basis.

Reporting into FP&A Manager, you will support the commercial decision making through maintaining the Value Chain and safeguarding its data integrity. Providing support for the Commercial Finance team.

Responsibilities:

  • Prepare and provide accurate financial figures.
  • Engage with Directors - forecasting, preparing and submitting 3-month net sales forecast figures.
  • Prepare and analyse sales forecast figures submitted by Sales Teams, analysing the most-up-to date discount rebate information for accurate net sales forecasting and decision making.
  • Update month end actuals and reconciling actual numbers to the Profit and Loss statement.
  • Maintain and update the forecasting pricing tool, ensuring all information is robust and up-to-date
  • Audit data to ensure most accurate reports are used for senior decision-making.
  • Work with Directors and Sales Managers in calculating and submitting forecast submissions.
  • Assist in the preparation of budget, analysing sales split by brand, category and KPIs.
  • Assist in the preparation of the 5-year forecast plan for the business.
  • Support wider business and in particular Finance, Sales, Commercial and Product Management teams with pricing queries.
  • Undertake regular data cleansing and maintenance of spreadsheets to ensure working efficiently and effectively.

Skills and experience needed for the role:

  • Educated to degree level / part-qualified (ACCA / CIMA)
  • Business experience gained in a modern and progressive commercial organisation
  • Advanced MS Excel knowledge (pivot tables, vlookups, sumifs, advanced formula etc)
  • Knowledge of MS Access would be advantageous.
  • Effective communication skills (written, oral, and presentation)
  • Commercial acumen
  • Previous exposure to SAP & Business Data Warehouse (BW) would be advantageous.

The salary being offered for this role is between £27-£33k depending on your experience, plus study support and other company benefits.

For more detailed information on this role please apply below or contact me at

Reference: 36348067

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