Finance Analyst - Trading

25000.00 GBP Annual
18 Mar 2017
21 Mar 2017
Contract Type
Full Time
Investigo are proud to be running a recruitment advertising campaign for Inchcape Retail Ltd, in search of a Finance Analyst, to be based out of their site in North Oxford. Company Overview: Inchcape is one of the leading franchised automotive retailer groups in the UK partnering many of the World's best brands and are passionate about ensuring their customers are put first every day, everywhere. As one of the largest franchised dealer groups in the UK their manufacturer partners include Mercedes-Benz, Audi, BMW, Jaguar, Land Rover, Lexus, Mini, Porsche, Smart, Toyota and Volkswagen. Inchcape work hand in hand with all of their manufacturer partners to ensure that they deliver their brand values better than any other retailer. Role Overview: Finance Analyst Salary GBP25,000-GBP27,000 (Including market leading benefits and Study Support) As part of Inchcape Retail's wider Finance team, you will bring your passion for data analysis and inquisitive thinking to the Finance team to assist the Trading Analyst in the provision of robust and reliable data. In addition, you will develop an in depth knowledge of the business and use this knowledge along with your past experience to add value to all that you do. You will embrace the challenge of working in a diverse multi-franchise business of significant scale (UK turnover GBP2.7bn) with a matrixed decision making structure and wide geographic footprint. The role of the Finance Analyst should be to provide support to the Trading Analyst and the wider Finance team. The key objectives of the role are; Key responsibilities: Provision of accurate, robust and reliable data - daily, weekly and monthlyDaily stock reportingWeekly reporting on key operational topics (eg. website KPI's, used car brilliant basics)Supporting data for presentationsGroup used car KPI reporting for commission calculationAd hoc financial inquiriesReporting our daily stock position highlighting the age profile and quality of our stock by Franchise in order for the business to manage stock effectively.Providing data on a wide range of operational topics in order to aid management decision making - such as Google analytics, used car brilliant basics, Mediahawk price positioning reports for BMW/Audi, marketing reports for BMW//Mini & JLR.Provide high quality and timely monthly data for the Group Used Car division tracking profitability, performance, key KPI's and commission earnings of used car buyers.Assisting with monthly reporting for period end financial accounting.Assisting the Trading Analyst with their commercially focused analysis through the provision of reliable and robust ad hoc data.To fully embrace and assist with systems development in the UK Finance team that will radically improve the speed and efficiency of reporting and allow for greater analysis.Responding to ad hoc tasks as requested by the UK Financial Controller and wider senior finance team both internally and externally by gathering, analysing and interpreting data.Cross cover for other areas in the Reporting & Financial Accounting and FP&A teams as required. Core Skills & Experience required: Part-Qualified (CIMA/ACCA) accountant with some previous analytical experienceExceptionally strong Excel skills including utilising excel tools to improve and build models, pivot tables and report writing using macrosExcellent numerical and analytical skillsDeadline -orientedHigh attention to detail and accuracyAbility to achieve objectives in the face of resistance and ambiguity, whilst maintaining strong relationshipsAbility to operate in a fast paced and changing environment and the ability to prioritise workload and manage the expectations of the stakeholders Ability to assimilate large amounts of complex, ambiguous and sometimes conflicting information to draw meaningful conclusions and recommendations

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