Financial Analyst - Retail Trading

Posted 17 August by AMC Professional PLC

Our client is a privately owned, global high street fashion retailer with a strong presence throughout Europe - and a fast-growing one in the Middle East and Australia. Headquartered in London and with a finance function which attracts the best talent in the industry, they are meeting the demands of a changing industry and as such, the position of Financial Analyst is now available - a brand new role - reflecting the growth of the finance function and business respectively. This role will partner with the Brands and commercial teams on the analysis of sales, stock and margin from a commercial perspective.

The successful candidate will play a pivotal role in delivering the buy budget process, helping to deliver understanding and development of the process through a weekly sales and margin tracker and seasonal and financial view. Moreover, you will deliver core financial processes such as management accounts, forecasting and planning cycles.

Core responsibilities include

  • Decision making - deliver clear process for stock purchase, provide analysis and clarity on key risks and opportunities
  • Provide support, challenge and drive for all decision making forums, be an influencer on trading decisions for near-term and medium-long term
  • Planning, budgeting, forecasting - run the buy budget process, provide relevant buy budget and commercial inputs for financial planning processes
  • Provide strategic planning support and challenge Brands DD's
  • Provide analysis and clarity on key risks and opportunities
  • Give support to systems, process - improving them with clear accountability across the business, and provide scenario-based forecast modelling to shape the future

Candidate Requirements

  • Newly qualified CIMA / ACCA / ACA
  • Commercial finance experience in a retail business is preferred, however newly qualified ACA's from Top 10 accountancy firms with commercial acumen and audit experience within Commerce & Industry clients will also be absolutely considered - with an opportunity to progress to Finance Manager
  • An exceptional communicator with a commercial mindset and strong soft skills to communicate effectively with both finance and non-finance.

Required skills

  • Exceptional Communicator
  • Financial Analysis
  • Retail
  • Budget Process
  • Qualified Chartered Accountant

Application question

Are you a newly qualified Accountant either from a top 10 firm or with retail background?

Reference: 35907871

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