Finance Analyst - Sales & Margin - 6/9Months MAT Cover

Chiswick/Home based - West London  |  Head Office

Role Type
Fixed Term Contract, Maternity, Temporary
Salary Overview
Competitive Basic Salary and Excellent Benefits
Competitive Salary
Expiry Date


To assist in the preparation of the monthly management pack, co-ordinate annual budgets and forecasts, provide finance support to key stakeholders in the business and to undertake projects as directed by the Financial Controller and Finance Manager.

What you'll be doing:

  • Responsible for co-ordinating the preparation and consolidation of monthly results for the Group, showing performance by store and comparisons against budget and last year
  • Assist in the preparation of the monthly management pack, including in-depth analysis of monthly results and insightful commentary, ensuring that deadlines are adhered to
  • Assist in the preparation of annual budgets and regular forecasts
  • Work closely with the General Managers, Cost Controllers and other business functions to provide financial analysis and reporting
  • Effective business partnering with key business areas to identify areas of opportunity and make recommendations for best practice solutions
  • Resolve queries from departments in a timely manner, and assess the financial impact of decisions, escalating any issues to the Finance Manager
  • Undertake analytical work, business appraisals and other finance support as requested
  • Review the concession and marketplace statements
  • Assist in the year-end process and preparation of information for external auditors
  • Responsible for maintaining the integrity of the IT finance system
  • Ensure that professional knowledge in financial and management accounting is maintained in all work produced
  • Plan and organise any other ad hoc projects as required by the Finance Manager

A bit about your experience: 

  • Advanced excel and Financial modelling experience
  • Outstanding analytical skills with attention to detail
  • Extensive knowledge of understanding company financials and analysing financial data
  • Strong Power Point presentation creation skills
  • Qualified CIMA/ACCA
  • Previous experience of PQE
  • Retail experience preferred
  • Strong PC skills, particularly Excel and Power Point

A bit about you:

  • Ability to work under pressure and time constraints
  • Commercially minded and customer focused
  • Strong attention to detail
  • Able to use own initiative and progress issues
  • Able to develop and maintain working relationships throughout the business
  • Interpersonal and communication skills
  • Strong analytical and problem-solving skills
  • Planning and prioritisation skills with the ability to adapt to ad hoc demands

All your hard work, rewarded:

Our colleagues are as important to us as our customers. When working with us you will be introduced to a huge variety of benefits including:

Flexible working
Very generous staff discount plus annual clothing allowance

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