Commercial Analyst (Gross Margin)
Private Equity led retail/ manufacturer is looking for an experienced Analyst to report into both the Finance Director and Managing Director. This is a truly commercial role and would suit a part or qualified accountant with a good overall understanding of Management Accounting who is looking to branch into strategy and business partnering - specifically, exmaning way to improve gross margin and drive both sales and profit. Main aims of the role: To ensure that all management reporting both internal and external is completed in accordance with the Finance timetable.To jointly ensure that company financial, investor and bank reporting is produced in an accurate and timely manner.To drive continuously improving overall margin.To provide financial support, detailed analysis and insightful management reporting to all areas of the business.Supporting all areas of the business with detailed financial analysis and management information to support product pricing, estimating and tendering decisions.Developing and maintaining a complete, accurate and timely suite of management reporting to drive margin improvement and increased business profitability.Contributing to the development of operational controls and processes within the business to improve margin performance, based on detailed financial analysis. Key Activities: Jointly preparing the monthly management accounts.Contributing to the production of monthly board pack and produce other company reporting as required.Leading the company budgeting & forecasting processes.Maintaining and review detailed product, project and client margin analysis.Introducing operational changes and controls where necessary to improve margin performance.Maintaining and review detailed stock reporting to drive improved stock management.Introducing controls and processes necessary for efficient stock management - ensure all controls are maintained.Taking ownership of the completion of the compliance questionnaires associated with a tender process.Providing financial support for the purchasing function.Providing financial support and input to product pricing and job estimating.Providing financial support and analysis during the development and introduction of new products.Providing financial and analytical support for the management team when making all key business decisions.Ad hoc projects and developments as required. Reviewing and adapting new and existing financial systems and controls.Assisting with the ongoing implementation of MS Dynamics NAV.Leading the development of the use of MS Dynamics NAV in the business.Providing financial support to other areas of the business as required. Any other tasks or ad hoc projects as required by the business. Experience: CIMA, ACCA part qualified or above.Experience in a manufacturing business is preferable.Microsoft Office Professional user.MS Dynamics NAV user would be preferable.Excellent numeracy and financial awareness.Analytical and questioning approach.Attention to detail and accuracy.Good communications skills; comfortable working with people from all areas of the business.Good team player.