Commercial Analyst / Graduate Accountant
£20,000 - £25,000 – study package negotiable
Our client is a leading DIY Store chain who want to offer their employees a career with fantastic benefits and a great working environment. The Commercial Analyst will operate within the Trading Department.
The main purpose of this role is to provide support to Trading Business teams and Commercial Finance. You will provide a flexible analytical resource to respond to business requirements and support the department by providing accurate and concise information in a timely manner. You will provide category teams with financial and data modelling support to assist in decision-making and increase the profitability of the business. You will be responsible for creating and developing close working relationships with business teams, to build credibility and trust, enabling an influencing, challenging, analytical support service to be provided.
The successful candidate will develop financial analyses (and financial models) to monitor the performance of range reviews and product performance (sales, margins and erosions). In addition to undertaking pre and post evaluation of promotional activities you will also provide decision support for various initiatives within the business, and support annual budgeting and forecasting for the Trading Department.
You will ideally be a Graduate/Early Part qualified accountant (AAT, CIMA or ACCA Foundation) or have at least 2 years industry experience, preferably in a retail environment. A study package would be negotiable. You should be commercially aware of issues facing a retail business and exposure to strategic or planning level is preferred. It is essential that you have the ability to present information clearly, gaining the understanding of non-financial managers and are PC literate with a good understanding of information systems and spreadsheets (including financial modelling in Excel).