Commercial Finance Analyst

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    £30,000 - £35,000

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    5 months ago

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The role:

We are currently looking for an ambitious Commercial Finance Analyst to join our Finance Tribe in our Head Office in Manchester. Our Commercial Finance Team are responsible for business partnering our Sales and Product Teams by providing relevant insight and analysis, along with effective challenge to help them drive performance.

The role requires an individual with strong commercial awareness, a pro-active approach and a problem-solving mind set, to demonstrate real business value to financial and non-financial stakeholders. You will be working with a large amount of data to deliver insight and drive performance with the operational leads. Through a deep understanding of your business areas, you will be able to highlight risks and opportunities and objectively challenge and influence stakeholders to help drive decisions that are both commercially compelling and financially secure.

Some of the key responsibilities include:

  • Providing commercial finance support to the Retailer Development & Support and Commercial Product squads, influencing and driving them to execute their full year financial plan

  • Leading the annual financial plan and rolling forecast processes for the squads you support

  • Providing monthly and weekly insight into performance across your squads

  • Undertaking a monthly review and analysis of revenue and other key metrics

  • Working with our Business Insight and Reporting teams to ensure information is relevant and meets business needs in order to drive strategic decisions

  • Performing ad hoc analysis

To be considered for this role, it is essential that you:

  • Have experience in a business partnering role and can demonstrate where you have added commercial value and shaped key business decisions

  • Are a great relationship builder and influencer, and have a background of managing and inspiring multiple stakeholders

  • Are a part/fully qualified accountant (CIMA/ACCA/ACA)

  • Have experience modelling data using Excel

It is not essential, but experience using Finance and Business Intelligence systems would be advantageous. We are a business that embraces change, so you need to be able adapt quickly, whilst being able to meet deadlines and deliver ongoing projects.

In return, we’ll offer you the opportunity to be involved in challenging projects in a collaborative environment where you will interact with squads across Auto Trader. You will be supported by the Finance Tribe and will be empowered to make positive change and encouraged to join us on a journey of continuous improvement.

If you’ve read the above and think that the Commercial Finance Analyst role at Auto Trader sounds right for you, then please apply. We offer salary of £30,000 - £35,000, and a great flexible benefits package which includes 28 days holiday, plus half day closures on Christmas and New Year’s Eve, healthcare, company pension and lots of extras that you can personalise to suit your lifestyle. We could offer this role on a full, or part time basis (30+ hours per week).

Everyone is unique in their own way and we are looking for people from all walks of life to become part of our inclusive culture. We’re committed to making Auto Trader a diverse and inclusive environment for everyone. Diversity for us means respect for and appreciation of differences in: gender, age, sexual orientation, disability, race and ethnic origin, religion and faith, marital status, social, educational background and way of thinking. Our commitment is to ensure you get the chance to be the best that you can be, showcase your full potential and make the right choice for you.

Coronavirus Message: If you are successful in applying to this role you will take part in a virtual assessment process, and your on-boarding experience will involve you largely working from home, with the option to spend time in the office if you wish. We've worked hard to create a COVID-secure space office, which includes our desks being spaced out more than 2m apart, a one-way travel system around the office and increased cleaning and hygiene measures. We are closely monitoring government guidelines and are looking forward to spending more time in our offices when it is safe to do so. If you have any questions relating to how we are keeping our candidates and employees safe please reach out to us on 0330-3039006.