Commercial Financial Planning Analyst

Job Reference : NRD-MAN-FIN-01216
Closing Date : 28/02/2017
Salary : £35,000 - £40,000 dependent on experience & qualifications
Department : Finance
Hours Per week : 36.17 hrs per week

This is a great opportunities for a qualified Accountant/Finance Analyst, seeking a significant new career challenge in a very fast paced, commercial environment. The ideal candidate should be engaged, adaptable and genuinely interested in the fundamentals of the N Brown business. Candidates should also enjoy interpreting and managing commercial and financial data and be comfortable providing insight and solutions that can directly influence senior commercial decisions within our business.

If you are looking for an exciting and challenging role, representing a real career development opportunity, in a fast growing and transformational market, then this could be the platform to allow your commercial finance and influencing skills to shine.

The Role of Commercial Financial Planning Analyst

To support the Group Financial Planning & Analysis Manager in providing robust insight and analysis to inform the Board and Senior Management decision making. This is a blend of strategic and tactical with specific focus on budgeting, forecasting, analysing trends, benchmarking, financial modelling and anticipating possible opportunities and also challenges to the business before they impact the financials

What you’ll be responsible for:

  • Responsible for managing and communicating the strategic planning cycle, liaising with the Commercial Finance Managers to ensure consistency of timescales  and agreed deliverables
  • Support the Head of Financial Planning & Analysis in the production of the strategic financial plan, working with senior team to accurately reflect business strategy in the financials
  • Annual Financial Budget –assist in production of robust achievable and appropriately challenged financial budget with full supporting analysis.
  • Co-ordinate budget phasing process ensuring consistency in approach from a common set of assumptions
  • Support the production of the monthly financial forecast providing trend analysis and highlighting future areas for both challenge and opportunity
  • Chairing the Joint Forecasting Forum on a weekly  basis and help organise and facilitate the monthly ‘Locked Forecast’ Meeting with the Trading Directors and their teams
  • Help maintain the Planning Cycle, coordinating with the Planning representatives from both Marketing and B&M.
  • Scenario modelling, researching and benchmarking as required ,looking identify and present opportunities for business growth and process improvement
  • Assisting in the tracking and review of any major commercial initiatives and /or other business improvement opportunities and their effect on the financial forecast
  • Add hoc analysis and business support
  • Deputise for Head of FP&A when required

What you will need to succeed:

  • Fully qualified ACA/CIMA is essential.
  • Delivery focussed with an energetic, flexible attitude;
  • Able to identify and embed new efficient processes
  • Strong  attention to detail
  • Ability to work under pressure,  achieve challenging deadlines and maintain quality standards
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal-skills to influence and communicate commercial language  in 1:1 and 1: group situations with a variety of media
  • Career focused and good team player
  • In depth application of excel and strong MS Office skills, experience of Oracle Fusion Financial Systems,Teradata,TM1  is desirable
  • Demonstrated ability to quickly appraise commercial data , identify key issues, make timely recommendations
  • Naturally inquisitive with a desire to understand, learn, develop and share knowledge
  • Focus on KPI delivery and reporting with a strong emphasis on customer service
  • Able to demonstrate that they have experience of role(s) with significant commercial analysis’

In return, you’ll receive great training, varied and interesting development opportunities and a competitive salary and benefits package


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This position is now closed. We are no longer accepting applications for this position.