Commercial Analyst Ref: AF2111
Flowers Associates Ltd.
Mon – Fri Office based (with room for future flex working)
£30k to £35k + Study
An ambitious and driven budding finance professional is required to undertake a key position within a company entering their next growth phase. Required is a driven and dynamic “data specialist” who is looking to step on in their career within data mining / MI financial analysis and business partnering.
A fantastic opportunity to enhance your career and almost carve out your own career path within this acquisitive PE backed business.
You’ll be working alongside senior management and executive board members, partnering with finance and non-finance stakeholders, communicating key information to enable better decision making. This is a business that is cost focussed, maximising efficiencies and essentially profit margins. You’ll be extracting data from an ERP system (currently being implemented), producing meaningful information, influencing process and decision making in partnering with key people to assist the running of the business.
In summary, you’ll be working branch by branch within a multi-site operation. Conducting deep analysis into variances within each P&L, drilling down into the detail of operational costs, budget vs actuals, inventory and store revenue performance and forecasting.
In addition, you’ll be heavily involved in supporting business cases, mergers and acquisitions.
We are looking to draw interest from driven and ambitious individuals with a passion for Management Information and Business Partnering. Data geeks should apply. If you’re studying ACCA / CIMA, support will be provided. Not studying? No issue, however you should be driven and ambitious to progress your career within a company that will provide all the tools and opportunity to do so.
Your career to date should demonstrate experience within an Analytical / Management Accounting role, skills than can be honed and developed within this role and onwards to harness your commitment to a career in Financial & Management information / Business Partnering.
As a person, you will need to be of a confident nature with a business like approach. Able to hold discussions at all levels with financial and non-financial people, displaying gravitas and the ability to influence. We’re looking for this person to demonstrate the ability and willingness to challenge the status quo but react positively when challenged themselves
Systems, you’ll need to be of a highly developed skill in Excel, minimum V-Look Ups / Pivots. Experience in Business Intelligence tools is highly desirable.
Sector background is unimportant however experience within Mixed Retail or Healthcare would be advantageous along with any kind of exposure to mergers and acquisitions.