Commercial Finance Analyst

  • Job Reference: 12039
  • Date Posted: 17 September 2021
  • Recruiter: Paul Mitchell Associates
  • Location: Loughborough, Leicestershire
  • Remote Working: Some remote working possible
  • Salary: £35,000 to £45,000
  • Sector: Accountancy, Finance
  • Job Type: Permanent, Temp-2-Perm
  • Work Hours: Full Time
  • Contact: Paul Mitchell
  • Email:
  • Telephone: +44 (0)116 254 9404

Job Description

12039 – Commercial Finance Analyst Job Spec

Location: Loughborough

Summary of the Role

Our client – a highly successful organisation based in Loughborough – is seeking an experienced finance analyst to assist their commercial & finance teams on a full-time permanent / temporary-2-permanent basis.


You will deliver value adding analysis to drive revenue & profit margin. The position will have the key responsibility to ensure accuracy of standard cost, margin reporting & value adding analytics. You will also produce financial models to assess new opportunities & work with commercial leaders during the annual price renewal process.


Reporting to the Finance Manager, the successful candidate will be responsible for:

  • Supporting the sales force with accurate, commercially-focused reporting on sales performance, margins, forecasting & product profitability,
  • Profitability assessment of business proposals incl. development of pricing / costing models to support business proformas for a customer segment,
  • Provide financial support to the sales team in making profitability decisions on customer projects,
  • Play a key role in the annual price renewal process, ensuring the business maximises price performance whilst complying with customer contracts,
  • Work internally to implement pricing / financial terms for customer contracts, ensuring contract compliance incl. modelling for annual contract price renewals,
  • Production of customer facing reports to monitor contractual obligations such as savings commitments & incentives,
  • Any related adhoc duties, as required.


The Right Person

  • This role is to start ASAP, so we are ideally seeking immediately available candidates… but our client has said they would wait for the right person on notice,
  • Part OR fully-qualified ACA, CIMA, ACCA or equivalent, or qualified by experience in accountancy or a related commercially focused discipline
  • Minimum 2-years’ experience in line with the duties listed above, competent in understanding business & financial modelling, analyzing potential profitability of business proposals,
  • Ability to follow departmental procedures relating to financial modelling and analysis. The individual must be able to work as both part of a team, across functions and on their own initiative, be flexible and to review current practices with the target of improving the department to achieve modern best practices.
  • Strong commercial awareness, able to interrogate data to understand key drivers,
  • Knowledge of SQL database management would be an advantage.


  • An exceptional attention to detail, highly analytical, able to proactively identify & resolve issues,
  • Someone who contributes ideas, disagrees tactfully, shares success & actively listens,
  • Communicate & work effectively with colleagues & clients at all levels to accomplish targets & business goals,
  • Strong IT skills incl. Microsoft Excel, Outlook & Word to an advanced standard.



  • Appointment Type: Permanent / Temporary-2-Permanent
  • Salary: £35,000 - £45,000 (subject to experience)
  • Hours: Full-Time (early Friday finish)
  • Holiday 23 Days + Bank Holidays
  • Partial remote working may be considered after induction / probationary period

If you – or someone you might know – are interested & think this opportunity may be suitable, APPLY ONLINE or call Paul Mitchell Associates (quoting ref: 12039) on 0116 254 9404.