21 days ago
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About the role: The Financial Analyst is responsible for assisting in the preparation and production of financial planning and management information and analysis service to directors, Central Office departments and to the field.
Including annual budgeting, weekly projections, monthly management accounts and regular reporting to DSMs and RSMs, alongside responsibility for cost (both opex and capex) control reporting to senior cost centre managers.
Responsibilities Ensuring projections are accurate and timely Production of Daily Sales and KPI Reports Cost control and efficiency Regular SMT reporting of month end business performance Acting as a decision support for business managers Quarterly setting and distribution of Store Targets Supporting European FPR&A manager in production of margin reports Supporting Head of Planning and Reporting to produce the annual plan Work with the Head of Planning & Reporting and the Senior Management team to ensure a comprehensive annual budgeting process for the European business Ensure the completion of comprehensive annual budgeting process for all areas of responsibility Produce monthly A v B reports for both Central Office and Store Expenditure Participate in monthly meetings as and when required with Managers throughout the business, challenging all material or adverse expenditure and aim to instill a cost conscious culture within the organisation as a whole Assist in the financial planning aspects of the company, advising on any material variances, both sales and costs, that are highlighted in discussions with departmental heads Production of Store sales targets field bonuses Ensure an understanding of store performance, seeking to develop knowledge and understanding in all areas.
Assist in the production of monthly management accounts for the Senior Management team and heads of departments Produce quarterly targets for Field bonus schemes.
Assisting in scenario plans for target levels Produce Margin reports from 1010 database in preperation for weekly trade meetings and any adhoc analysis Production of monthly reports on capital expenditure to authorised budgets, comparing actual spend to agreed projects and providing any explanations for variances.
Production of capex reforecasts Decision support – producing analysis and conclusions as required to support business decisions Production of ad hoc information and analysis and involvement in project work as required About you: Essential Good numeric / mathematical skills General Excel and Microsoft Office skills A to C grade GCSEs Mathematics and English (or equivalent) Desireable Experience of a Retail Environment Experience of preparing accounts for a multi-sited or departmental organisation Experience of Oracle Financials Knowledge of UK, French, German, Dutch, Belgium, Swiss, Austrian financials Knowledge of any European languages Part Qualified accountant (CIMA or ACCA), or beginning studies Essential Good numeric / mathematical skills General Excel and Microsoft Office skills A to C grade GCSEs Mathematics and English (or equivalent)