Commercial Finance Business Analyst

  • Full Time
  • Chester
  • £50000

Commercial Finance Business Partner



FH 7806

My client, a highly prestigious Cheshire based business is currently looking to appoint a Commercial Finance Business Analyst for a 9–12-month contract initially.  The role offers 50% hybrid home working flexibly.

The postholder will be responsible for co-ordinating all aspects of the company’s budgeting, forecasting, cash management, operational data and management reporting and analysis whilst supporting the Head of Finance in developing and maintaining management information including, trading reports, strategic KPIs, productivity and profitability.

There will also be a requirement to partner with key stakeholders and to provide data to support decision making that enables the business to meet strategic goals and objectives.

Key responsibilities:

  • 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 company 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
  • Support the Head of Finance with the forecasting model ensuring it reflects the strategic vision of the company 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 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
  • Link in with the management accounts team to provide support and advice to monitor revenue and costs to budget
  • Consider and continuously improve the quality (presentation, accuracy, and coverage) of financial, operational and management information throughout the Company
  • Support preparation of information required for third parties (e.g. Regulator, Investor and Bank)
  • Assist with financial appraisals of all major investments
  • Instigate a procedure for monitoring the return from major investments and following this up to ensure that appropriate pay backs are realised, and learnings are made
  • Advise on the development of departmental procedures including systems developments and quality assurance regimes

Candidate requirements.

  • Ideally fully qualified (ACCA or CIMA)
  • Strong analytical skills and problem-solving ability
  • Advanced IT skills with a particular focus on Excel
  • Excellent attention to detail and a sense of personal accountability
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills, with a strong verbal and written ability
  • Good presentation skills
  • Strong organisational skills with good time management and ability to prioritise and work under pressure
  • Flexible and able to work on one’s own initiative
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Flora Hamilton

Flora Hamilton is managing the process for this particular vacancy. Please do not hesitate to contact Flora if you would like to discuss the role in more detail - 07855 848557

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