Finance Analyst - Paddington, London - 3 Months - £250/£300

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    London, England

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    £26 - £300 per day

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    Christopher Hague

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    3 months ago

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Finance Analyst - Paddington, London - 3 Months - £250/£300 per day


Finance Analyst - Paddington, London - 3 Months - £250/£300 per day


The work location is in London, Paddington and is a 3 Month contract.


Pay rate is between £250 - £300 per day.


Key skills

  • Retail finance experience / understanding of sales, margin and gross profit
  • Commercial awareness and interest in Retail / consumer focused businesses
  • Quick learner, enthusiastic and solution driven
  • Excellent attention to detail and high degree of accuracy
  • Strong Excel and PowerPoint skills
  • Finance systems knowledge
  • Ability to communicate well with senior management, business stakeholders and other finance teams
  • Good commercial understanding of the business & market
  • Budgeting and forecasting experience
  • Maintenance of rigorous financial controls
  • Qualified Accountant - CIMA/ACCA/ACA


Key Accountabilities and Measures


Weekly & Quarterly Trading:

  • Accountable for supporting, interpreting and analysing the weekly trading information across Clothing and Home to enable understanding of business performance
  • Producing key reports and trading analysis for senior finance and commercial stakeholders as part of weekly trade
  • Review reporting as produced by the finance shared service centre to ensure data integrity
  • Owning the key central information including sales to gross profit tools and models


Planning & Forecasting:

  • Accountable for supporting the quarterly planning and forecasting process of total sales to gross profit - owning the relevant models and consolidation of sales building blocks
  • Responsible for identifying risks and opportunities in the plan
  • Deliver forecast and budget outputs including packs for Directors and submissions to Group Finance
  • Supporting the strategic 3 Year planning process for total Clothing and Home
  • Deliver the 10 year network plan to support the strategic network plan
  • Ensuring strong financial control across the trading, planning and forecasting processes


Insight, Analysis & Projects:

  • Specific adhoc analysis for the Directors and business stakeholders to support decision making as required
  • Review opportunities to streamline reporting and drive efficiencies across trading, planning and reporting processes


Stakeholder Management:

  • Coordinating with BU analysts, Channels, Logistics and Group Finance to align Budget, forecast and reporting deliverables
  • Close stakeholder relationship with selling channel teams (Retail & Online) to ensure consistency on financials and messaging
  • Building relationships with key commercial stakeholders including availability, allocation & stock management teams - challenging whilst supporting / providing insight
  • Link to Investor Relations to provide key facts, data and stories for quarterly / half yearly and full year results, managing the consolidation of key inputs from BU's, Channels, Promotions team etc as required



  • Drive a no surprise culture
  • Meet agreed performance objectives and ways of working; identify and progress areas for personal development
  • Uphold the Finance Group Values



Key relationships and stakeholders

  • Head of Finance
  • Online and Retail Channels
  • Business unit finance teams
  • Group Finance team
  • Investor Relations



If you are relevant or interested don't delay, contact me on 0161 924 1416