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Commercial Finance Analyst

Job Title: Commercial Finance Analyst
Contract Type: Permanent
Location: Witney, Oxfordshire
Industry:
Salary: Negotiable
Start Date: ASAP
REF: CFA/WITNEY/SEAN_1515660788
Contact Name: Sean Ransome
Contact Email: sean.ransome@projectpeople.com
Job Published: 5 months ago

Job Description

A fantastic opportunity to join a leading brand in Oxfordshire on a permanent basis, as a Commercial Finance Basis. Working under the Head of Commercial Finance, this position requires a strong Finance Analyst with great data analysis skills.

Key Responsibilities:

Business Partnering with Sales teams:

  • Daily tracking and reporting of underlying drivers of sales performance
  • Measure sales team performance and productivity- identifying key areas of risk and opportunity as well as reviewing sales ta gets, commissions and bonus
  • Financial assessment of booking integrity and service quality
  • Management of internal resource planning tool to advise on sales team availability, absence, capacity in order to influence key hiring decisions
  • Develop tools to improve sales forecasting and planning process, as well as aid delivery of consistent accuracy in predicting performance
  • Deliver insightful analysis of the P&L through real-time, short-term timely reporting and business unit reviews
  • Improve the understanding of trends, risks and opportunities across the business
  • Provide insightful commentary to key stakeholders on business performance, including regular stakeholder reporting both internally and externally

Business Intelligence and Data Analytics:

  • Enhance current reporting offering towards a market leading intelligence function, through detailed review of data structures/sources and use of BI tools such as Tableau
  • Collaborate with Marketing and IT departments to ensure consistency of cross-functional KPIs and data-driven conclusions
  • Draw meaningful insights and ideas from large data sets in order to support and improve business performance
  • Advocate analytics and develop strong understanding of the business to make sure that analysis is embedded in everyday decision making
  • Strong understanding of Microsoft products to support strategic and commercial decision support i.e. analysis and modelling

Key Skills/Requirements:

  • Advanced Excel skills essential
  • Ability to use a variety of data sources including the use of SQL, PowerPivot, Query and OLAP/Cube formulae
  • Knowledge of data structures and how to utilise/interrogate them
  • Ability to present ideas with clarity and convey complex financial information in an appropriate manner
  • ACCA/ACA/CIMA preferred
  • Strong communication skills with the ability to business partner and influence decision making
  • A dynamic team player who can bring a high level of attention to detail and accuracy

Project People is acting as an Employment Agency in relation to this vacancy.