Senior Finance Analyst

Sector:Manufacturing
Job type:Perm
Salary/Rate:£55,000 per annum
Town/City:Rochester
County:Kent
Job ref:39386-3
Post Date:23. 04. 2024
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About the Role

Harper May is currently collaborating with a rapidly expanding company in the manufacturing sector, dedicated to supplying high-quality products to major UK retailers. They are currently seeking to add a Senior Finance Analyst to the Financial Analysis team.

Reporting to the Finance Business Partner, this role will focus on supporting the Commercial Team by providing analysis for margins, costs, and forward planning, contributing to the company's commitment to excellence.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Support weekly financial reporting process (covering when required)
  • Providing analysis & commentary for Management Account Packs
  • Own product costings (EPD & NPD), providing feedback and support to the Commercial Team and keeping models up to date with latest assumptions
  • Monthly and quarterly commercial reporting to the business on trading performance
  • Managing 3 months & full year sales forecasts
  • Monitor costs within the business, recommending and tracking CPIs where required
  • Undertake pre and post promotional analysis
  • Key role for budgets, reforecasts and Year-end activities (owning 5yr P&L, commercial, packaging budget, transport budget)
  • Support cross-functional reporting and projects
  • Support and deliver cross-functional training (Excel)
  • Key partner for Commercial
  • Ad-hoc projects/analysis

Desired Skills and Experience:

  • Minimum 2:1 Degree in an Accounting / Finance or Business related subject
  • Final stage or newly qualified CIMA/ACCA
  • 2 years relevant experience within a similar role
  • Experience of manufacturing or an industry focused on gross margins (desirable)
  • Attention to detail and analytical skills. Accustomed to working with, interpreting and presenting data
  • Analytical thinking and problem-solving skills, reporting and analysis experience with high level of attention to detail
  • Demonstration of strong interpersonal skills with the ability to communicate with key stakeholders across all functions
  • Proven time management skills: Accustomed to working with and meeting time critical deadlines and an ability to prioritise workload
  • IT skills – advanced Excel skills (xlookups, sumifs, Pivot tables, etc., VBA desirable). Proficient with Word and Microsoft Outlook. Experience of Power BI (desirable)

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