Junior Finance Analyst – 12 months fixed term contract

We’re looking for Junior Finance Analyst who is newly qualified or part qualified Accountant (CIMA, ACCA) or has a degree in Accounting/Finance for a 12 month fixed term contract.

As our Junior Finance Analyst you will support the FP&A Manager in providing commercial finance support to key stakeholders across the business, with a particular focus on revenue and store performance. This will include contributing to the weekly and monthly reporting cycle and participating in the business planning process which includes the strategic plan, budgeting and regular forecasting. You will have strong analytical skills with problem solving abilities, well organised with a keen eye for detail, excellent verbal and written communications skills, prioritise and be self- motivated and adaptable to changes.

Main Responsibilities

Sales Reporting and Analysis

  • Ensuring weekly and monthly sales reporting is produced in an accurate and timely manner
  • Analysis of store performance across global territories highlighting potential opportunities and risks
  • Oversight and maintenance of global Financial data sets ensuring numbers are accurate and robust

Monthly Reporting

  • Prepare monthly supporting schedules in an insightful and relevant format
  • Provide head of departments with a detailed monthly analysis of costs by cost centre, analysing main variances against latest forecasts and budget
  • Support with the preparation of business review packs

Budgeting and Strategic Planning

  • Contribute to the global planning process, including:
    • Preparation of robust and timely head office budgets in partnership with department  managers
    • Consolidation of regional and head office budgets
    • Load data into the De Beers Group consolidation system on time and in full

Other responsibilities

  • Drive efficiencies in all reporting to speed up delivery times
  • Support the finance department to identify and deliver process improvements
  • Provide adhoc analysis and support as required

Job Requirements

Required Knowledge/Previous Key Experience

  • Demonstrable workplace experience of financial analysis and general accounting
  • Good understanding of ERP systems (preferably SAP)
  • Excellent spreadsheet and financial modelling ability with exceptional attention to detail to ensure data consistency
  • An understanding of financial reporting in the retail sector would be an advantage

Language skills

  • Fluent spoken and written English

Computer skills

  • Good understanding of ERP systems (preferably SAP)
  • Strong Microsoft Office skills with a particular focus on Excel (VLOOKUPs, pivot tables etc.) are essential

Applicants must be eligible to work in UK.

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