Commercial Finance Analyst

Posted 14 March 2023
Salary £50000 - £55000 per annum
DisciplineQualified Finance
Contact NameMaria Buckley

Job description

Axon Moore is thrilled to partner with a prestigious Cheshire-based group in the luxury consumer sector, offering a rare and exciting opportunity for a highly skilled commercial finance professional to join their team. As a vital member of the team, the successful candidate will have the opportunity to showcase their talents and expertise, whilst enjoying a varied and dynamic role within the world of commercial finance.

The chosen candidate will be responsible for overseeing all aspects of the Company’s budgeting, forecasting, cash management, operational data and management reporting and analysis. Working in close collaboration with the Head of Commercial Finance, they will be responsible for developing and maintaining management information, including trading reports, strategic KPIs, productivity and profitability. The ideal candidate will also partner with key stakeholders to provide valuable data to support decision-making processes, enabling the business to achieve their strategic goals and objectives.

This is a fantastic opportunity for a commercially astute and highly motivated finance professional who is eager to contribute to the success of a dynamic and fast-paced organization. The successful candidate will be a strategic thinker with a proven track record in commercial finance, able to communicate complex financial data in a clear and concise manner.

  • Analysis and reporting of company financial performance and advise on opportunities to improve profit and cashflow
  • Deliver trading reports on performance vs budget and analysis of long-range forecasts including reporting on individual sales performance for sales bonuses
  • Prepare key reports and KPIs for the board, and support the development of business cases for key projects and strategic initiatives
  • Support head of departments to make informed financial decisions, by educating them on financial information including margins, cash flow and budgets
  • Produce weekly, monthly, and quarterly data and reports, analyse results to identify trends and variances, aligning strategy with operational and commercial requirements for delivery
  • Participate as a key part of the data community supporting each other in providing quality consistent data to the business 
  • Assist in development and continual improvement of the Group suite of reports working closely with the BI Developer
  • Support the Head of Commercial Finance with the forecasting model ensuring it reflects the strategic vision of the business and support with the company profit & loss, balance sheet, and forecasts
  • Development of timely, accurate and incisive analysis of financial and operational performance including break even points, profitability levels, sales and conversion and other key performance information
  • Together with the Head of Commercial Finance, preparation of the Company’s budget and strategic plan to provide an agreed and realistic basis for the achievement of the Company’s strategic objectives and the implementation of effective procedures for budgetary control and forecasting
  • Implement a procedure to enable the production of rolling forecasts to enable the ongoing assessment of profitability and achievement of budgeted targets
  • Support preparation of information required for third parties (Regulator, Investor and Bank)
  • Assist with financial appraisals of all major investments for example capital projects and company acquisitions.
  • Advise on the development of departmental procedures including systems developments and quality assurance regimes
The Candidate:
  • Full or part qualified accountant (ACCA or CIMA)
  • Post qualification experience as an accountant/financial analyst
  • Strong analytical skills and problem-solving ability
  • Advanced IT skills with a particular focus on Excel
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills, with a strong verbal and written ability
  • Good presentation skills

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