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Senior Commercial Analyst
Welwyn Garden City

Main Purpose of Role:
To provide management reporting and analysis together with business partnering to various managers, supporting and challenging them to help meet the business objectives.
On a monthly basis provide financial analysis and reporting, identifying risks and opportunities to further develop accurate plans and quarterly re-forecasts.
Support commercial partners in the development of business cases and ad hoc analysis to further drive and understand business performance and the wider market.
Main Responsibilities: 
  • To business partner with various operational managers to develop monthly reports based on commercial understanding of the business, identifying trends and insight to assist management focus, direct actions to maximising opportunities and mitigating risks and support decision making processes.
  • Responsible for the existing budget and quarterly re-forecast process for client and product areas, delivering forecasts that are business led, commercial and accurate.  To continually identify areas of improvement in both the forecasting and annual budget process
  • To prepare weekly and monthly management analysis for the regular internal business review meetings.  Analysis should be both structured and ad hoc through identifying variances and areas requiring further investigation.
  • To produce various analysis on actual results and forecasts at the half year and full year end to assist the auditors, management account team and group head office.  
  • With the systems used, continually look for improvements of process to improve efficiency and drive accuracy of forecasts or actuals.
  • To work within the Financial Planning team supporting other team members and work constructively with the commercial finance team to avoid duplication of effort and appear as one team to the Client Team.  
  • Be responsible for the production of the Trading and executive monthly packs, review with line manager and Head of Finance.
  • Drive finance value with operational teams by providing financial models for potential new business.
  • To work with Business partners in understanding their actual results vs plan and forecasts.
  • Support the implemention of new tools and systems to improve processes to support better planning and analysis.   

Qualifications and Experience Requirements:
  • Suitable candidates will be a qualified accountant (ACA/CIMA/ACCA).
  • Experience of financial planning and commercial analysis in a multi-site organisation, with experience gained within management accounts.
  • Experience in a high growth, fast paced changing business an advantage.
  • Strong inter-personal skills to be able to work closely with product managers and as appropriate challenge them and have a track record of preparing analysis and recommendations.
  • Pro-active attitude with get up and go, with an inquisitive, challenging and analytical nature.
  • Excellent excel experience, with the ability to present data and analysis to non-finance members of the wider team.
  • Experience of FP&A role would be an advantage.
  • Systems experience of Nav and/ or TM1 would be an advantage.
  • A team player, but also able to work independently and manage and deliver projects.
  • Someone who is highly organised with good attention to detail and the ability to multi-task and deliver to tight deadlines.
  • Experience of working in a Technology/Telco/Retail or product based organisation would be advantage.


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