Finance Analyst

Job Description

11731 – Finance Analyst Job Spec

Location: Leicester


Our Client – part of a successful manufacturing & retailer group based in Leicester – is seeking an experienced Finance Analyst to provide financial support across the key areas on a full-time permanent basis. The successful candidate will be responsible for financial forecasting, annual budgeting, maintenance of internal controls, period actual review, seasonal pricing, markdown planning, stock control and commercial decision-making support through effective financial business partnering. You will also be responsible for delivering operational insights on costs and performance… a key team member to support decision making, challenge queries and present financial information.


The Role

  • Monthly business performance reviews and analyse potential change to operations,
  • Identifying areas of risk and opportunity to allow continuous improvement of financial and business metrics,
  • Responsible for developing and maintaining the forecast files, ensuring that they accurately represent the current forecast, previous forecasts and previous year’s results,
  • Provide supporting information to allow approval of marketing initiatives or capital expenditure requests,
  • Support in the periodic review of overhead and marketing costs with relevant stakeholders, appraising risks and opportunities and communicating to key stakeholders,
  • Offer financial analysis of all changes to markdown policy, highlighting risks and ensuring additional markdowns are appropriately approved,
  • Assist Finance in maintaining controls over the e-commerce marketing spend and ensure there is an appropriate mechanism for approving and controlling spend levels against approval levels and budget,
  • Track and report on key variable costs to sales, such as packaging, delivery charges and warehouse KPI’s,
  • Model margin and agree markdown levels with the Trading/Merchandising Managers,
  • Provide insight through reporting and detailed analysis of KPIs,
  • Support business growth and potential investment decisions,
  • Ensure high quality reports to enable accurate business development,
  • Support Financial planning and forecasting processes,
  • Identify and implement changes to enhance, improve and simplify business processes,
  • Be able to analyse large volumes of data and present findings accurately,
  • Ad-hoc duties and projects as and when required.


The Right Person

  • Finalist or fully-qualified ACA, ACCA or CIMA,
  • Have a strong analytical mind-set with an eye for detail,
  • IT Literate with advanced Excel skills,
  • Numerate with strong analytical and communication skills,
  • Highly motivated, self-starter full of initiative,
  • Experience within a highly commercial business environment,
  • A team player,
  • Commercial experience within e-commerce, ideally working across several trading platforms – e.g. Retail Websites, Amazon, eBay



  • Appointment Type: Permanent
  • Salary: £30,000 - £40,000 (subject to experience)
  • Hours: Full-Time, 40 hrs per week
  • Holiday 20 Days + Bank Holidays

 If you’re interested & think you’re suitable for this opportunity, please apply online OR call Paul Mitchell Associates (quoting ref: 11731) on 0116 254 9404.