Financial Analyst

Posted 20 March by Oxby & Parke Recruitment
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The Company

Dynamic, Exciting and Rewarding Opportunity to work for the World's Largest University Press Organisation. Industry leading, they have offices in over 50 countries, Publishing over 6,000 titles a year, into 190 countries.

The Role

To provide commercial and financial analysis and support to the Sales Team within the Academic Journals Division.

As a Business Partner to the Sales Division, it will be your responsibility to drive performance, offering value and insight to current trends, as well as modelling future activity.

  • Manage and Update Forecasting Tools to monitor performance of turnover
  • Flagging up potential risk and opportunities to senior sales management
  • Understand drivers of performance and communicate this with Heads of Sales
  • Play a key role in future budgeting strategy: Ensure that accurate and consistent information is prepared on a timely basis
  • Provide Support for key turnover incentives
  • Support the understanding of current business trends
  • Ensure that sales targets are robust, to provide the analysis to support this in line with budgets
  • Working closely with the Central Reporting Team
  • Maintain good communication, raise any concerns/issues/problems/time pressures as soon as possible

Key Skills

  • Advanced Excel Capabilities, use of excel within a high demand, commercial environment
  • Analytical Mindset / Want to Improve Business Decision Making through Data
  • Data Analysis Experience / Interpretation Experience / Reconciliation and Presentation
  • Ability to work Independently
  • Able to Work to Strict, often Tight Deadlines - Managing Multiple Workload to different Schedules
  • Out-going and Effective Communicator - Ability To simplify and Communicate complex financial matters
  • Forward Thinker, Eager to progress and succeed
  • Either Studying Towards or in the Final Stages of a Recognised Accounting Qualification (ACCA / ACA / CIMA)


  • Experience Working within a Commercial Environment and Business Partnering with Colleagues Outside of Finance

Additional Information

  • £35,000 - £40,000 P/A Basic Salary
  • Full Study Support Package Offered
  • Internal Progression and Movement Available within a world renowned organisation
  • Access via Local Public Transport / Office Near Major Train Routes (Walking Distance from station)

Required skills

  • Analysis
  • Business Sales
  • Forecasting
  • Trend Analysis
  • Business Decision Making

Reference: 37562418

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