Junior Commercial Analyst, Retail, High Wycombe, cGBP35K + Bonus

A well known and loved fashion retail brand are looking for a resilient and adaptable Commercial Analyst to join their team and have a strong desire to learn / develop. You will have experience in a similar role and have extensive knowlegde in the retail sector. This is an ideal role for a part qualified Accountant looking to take the next step and challenge themselves in their career! Working in a colloborative, fast pace environemnt you will have the opportunity to get involved in all aspects of finance to give you a well rounded experience.

As Finance Analyst you will partner with functions across the business, providing financial and analytical support towards their goals and priorities. You will work closely with the Trading Business Partner to provide cohesive analytical support to help inform strategic business decisions. You will also support with the preparation of annual budgets and forecasts.

The role

Preparation of weekly trade reporting for the business and Board
Preparation of retail analysis for store teams and regional development managers
Demonstrate a strong commercial understanding of the business to provide insightful commentary and analysis on financial results and KPIs.
Undertake period end review meetings with budget holders.
Develop a detailed understanding of cost drivers to identify risks and opportunities and highlight areas requiring focus.
Drive the development and continuous improvement of KPI reporting to add insight and value to the business.
Play an active role in, and own parts of, producing the annual Budget and interim Forecasts & presentations for Senior Management.
Provide support and analysis that aids improved decision making for adhoc projects.
Building financial models or reviewing proposals for capital expenditure.
About you:

ACCA/ACA/CIMA part qualified with proven experience
Strong excel skills
Extensive knowledge & awareness of competition within the industry
Great at manipulating data
Strong commercial acumen
Experience in retail / ecommerce / fmcg
An interest in retail / fashion!


Competitive starting salary and great career prospects in a fast paced and growing business
25 days holiday plus bank holidays
Company-funded private health insurance and access to Smart Health
Life assurance
Discretionary bonus scheme
50% staff discount
Interest-free Season ticket loan
Summer hours- 3pm finishes every Friday throughout June, July & August
Bespoke induction support and ongoing development to help you thrive in your new role
A welcoming and inspiring work-environment – take advantage of Yoga classes, social activities, an early finish on pay day and more

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