Commercial Finance Analyst
If you thought it was just classic design that kept Clarks shoes in style, think again. Because it’s as much about great financial analysis and amazing commercial savvy as it is about fashionable footwear. That’s why we’re now looking for a Financial Analyst to supporting business-wide reporting, budgeting and forecasting.
In this role you will analyse, advise and report on financial performance of your aligned business area, support the delivery of business performance reporting, budgeting and forecasting to support commercial improvement.
You will be responsible for not only developing but maintaining adequate systems and processes to support effective planning, monitoring and reporting of financial performance and position.
It’s a real partnership role that will set you alongside the business team, so you’ll be solving problems, as you deliver transactional analysis and reporting. Building on these relationships you will advise and educate where needed to ensure correct application of financial policies and reporting.
We want you to come in with an open mind and potentially review and recommend improvements to existing or new reports and to create efficiency and reduce non-essential workload. This could be a really exciting opportunity for the successful candidate to really make a difference.
We are looking for people that make a difference and bring new ideas to the table, introduce better ways of delivering deep, accurate quantitative data to wow your stakeholders.
You will have strong attention to detail with proven experience working with large amounts of data. Commercial understanding of the key sales and profit drivers is essential.
There’ll be lots of opportunities to present your findings to key stakeholders and you’ll drive the team to put together compelling cases for change, as well as developing and maintaining the systems by which they’ll do so.
It’s all about enabling your customer group to assess performance and make future decisions. So, you’ll be thorough, accurate and a brilliant communicator who can exert a wider influence through your findings and fantastic problem-solving abilities. Strong communication skills are a must for this role.
You will be fully qualified ACCA / CIMA or equivalent with post qualified experience. You’ll have data modelling experience and some knowledge on how to create meaningful reports from your analysis. You will have the opportunity to further develop your presentation skills and gain commercial awareness that allows you to challenge the numbers and respond effectively to changes in the market.
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