Group Commercial Finance Analyst

England, Tyne and Wear, Newcastle upon Tyne
£35000 - £40000 per annum
11 Jan 2017
18 Jan 2017
Nancy Storey
Job Title
Finance Analyst
Contract Type
Full Time

The primary purpose of this role is to support the financial planning processes and drive the commercial finance teams to provide high quality consistent financial information.

Client Details

Large global organisation with a head office in Newcastle Upon Tyne.


Forecasting Cycles:

  • Strategic Plan - Long term five year planning
  • Annual Operating Plan - medium term one year planning
  • Quarterly Forecasts - managing delivery of AOP
  • Three month Outlook - managing delivery of AOP in the short term

Key forecasting responsibilities:

  • Work closely with the Group Commercial Finance Manager to consolidate all P&L forecasts
  • Work closely with demand planning to ensure sales forecasts are fully reflected and captured in the S&OP process
  • Co-ordinate detailed variance analysis to explain any significant movements and work with regions/departments to deliver solutions
  • Support key projects aimed at EBITDA improvements
  • Produce various KPI reports aimed at driving the performance and the commercial finance team
  • Maintain forecasting models on Forex exposure
  • Support the month end consolidation process
  • Ensure all Group timelines are adhered to

Other duties/responsibilities:

  • Support systems development and implementation
  • Work with the Group finance team on production of trial balances to load all financial plans into accounting and reporting systems
  • Provision of support of the re-cut and reconciliation of AOP. Work alongside Group finance in the restatement of prior year accounts and revisions of standard costs and new FX rates


Essential : Job Knowledge, Skills, Education & Experience relevant to the role:

  • Part qualified accountant (CIMA, ACA, or ACCA)
  • Experience of a commercially focused environment and /or manufacturing
  • Strong understanding of financial processes
  • Extremely strong IT skills; including highly proficient Excel modelling, PowerPoint and accounting system platforms
  • Precise attention to detail
  • Ability to meet tight deadlines
  • Excellent communication skills, both written and verbal, across all levels
  • Strong cross functional collaboration

Desirable : Job Knowledge, Skills, Education & Experience relevant to the role:

  • Preferred knowledge of foreign currency P&L's, manufacturing and intercompany accounting
  • Knowledge of Financial reporting systems such as TM1 or Hyperion
  • Experience in a similar role
  • Experience of working in a multi-site complex organisation
  • Experience of working in a branded consumer goods company

Essential : Personal Attributes & Competencies relevant to the role:

  • A self-starter by nature with a 'can do' attitude
  • Ability to work alone or as part of a wider team
  • Flexible when required to deliver against tight deadlines
  • Forward looking capability who continually strives to find a better way of doing things
  • Disciplined, focused and highly organised at all times
  • Personable and approachable
  • Appreciation of working with different cultures

Job Offer

Basic salary of £35,000 - £40,000 depending on experience