Commercial Finance Analyst

Job Title: Commercial Finance Analyst
Contract Type:
Location: Northampton, Northamptonshire
Salary: £45,000 - £55,000
Contact Name: Kate Goodman
Job Published:
REF: 897599_1581091622

Job description:

Vanilla Recruitment

We are currently supporting the recruitment of a skilled and detail-focused Commercial Finance Analyst for an innovative and forward-thinking Northamptonshire business. As an industry leader in e-commerce fulfilment services, the company is renowned for delivering a cutting-edge service via its award-winning and sector-specific software solutions.

By conducting intricate market opportunity evaluation and the careful analysis of product lines, the successful applicant will provide colleagues with valuable insight into performance-related data, which in turn will inform strategical decision-making processes and secure the ongoing overall profitability of the business.

The role is based in a contemporary and fun office in Northampton, offering a bright and creative working environment.


Duties and responsibilities:

  • Support the financial planning process through analysis of data (products/services) and facilitation of forecasting and budget processes
  • Supporting the company with the development of tools and live business reporting dashboards including sales, customer profitability, service models and product line analysis
  • Evaluation of market opportunities and preparation of business proposals
  • Provision of strong analytical support across Operations, Commerical and Finance in order to understand and improve performance
  • Providing recommendations to reduce costs and improve financial and non-financial performance
  • Preparing financial reports with conclusions that can be used to implement more effective operational strategies
  • Developing, collating and monitoring data quality metrics on current and new clients, current and new products and growth opportunities
  • Developing financial models and conducting benchmarking
  • Assist the CFO with financial reporting and ad-hoc business reporting


Skills and experience required:

  • Strong technical and analytical skills are a must for this role along with a customer centric approach
  • Clear, effective communication style, with the ability to manage key stakeholders
  • Experience with interpreting and analysing data as well as designing tools to provide decision-making information
  • Outstanding core business skills including influencing, stakeholder management and presentation skills
  • Comfortable with risk and working with ambiguity
  • Strong interpersonal, organisational and time management skills
  • Commercially aware, understanding and anticipating the needs of both operations and management
  • Working towards a professional accountancy qualification would be advantageous
  • Experience of MySQL database management system advantageous along with Power BI


Salary and benefits:

  • Up to £55,000
  • Flexible working (core hours 10am – 4pm)
  • Healthcare plan
  • Company laptop
  • Pension