Financial Analyst - Carlisle

Our client, a medium sized manufacturer and distribution company have created this new role as part of a department restructure within their finance team. Initially a one year fixed term contract, the successful applicant will report directly into the Management Accountant and be accountable for the investigation of sales, margin and stock, reporting findings and recommendations to senior management within the company.

Responsibilities will include the development of a reporting suite to assist management decision making and gaining an understanding of the factors affecting margin, including customer rebates.

Key accountabilities:

  • Analysis and reporting of sales and margin, investigation of exceptions
  • Customer trend analysis
  • Development of a reporting suite with insightful commentary
  • Stock reconciliation and checking
  • Management and reconciliation of customer rebate agreements
  • Calculation of Sales Rep commissions
  • Internal KPI and management reporting to the management team, including analysis of key cost and balance sheet areas
  • Part-responsibility of managing, maintaining and developing the sales & margin forecasting model for annual budgets and re-forecasts
  • Identification of areas for management focus and margin improvement
  • Ad hoc requests from Management Accountants and Financial Controller

What skills and competencies are looking for?

  • Strong analytical skills, paying close attention to detail
  • Ability to interpret multiple sources of data to draw conclusions, identifying trends and anomalies
  • Advanced Excel skills. Candidates may be expected to demonstrate Excel competence by way of a practical test
  • Ability to work using own initiative & as part of a team
  • Excellent communication (both written and verbal) and interpersonal skills, with all levels of the organisation
  • A strong academic record
  • Experience within a manufacturing and/or distribution industry is desirable
  • At least 2 years of experience in an accounting and finance environment

Salary region

£22,000 - £24,000

Working Monday-Friday (37.5 hours per week, typically 9-5.30)

For more information and the company details please get in touch. Deadline for applications is Friday 29th September

Required skills

  • Advanced Excel
  • Financial Analysis
  • Investigation
  • Management Reporting
  • KPI Reports

Reference: 33356105

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