Commercial Finance Analyst

Job Title:                             Commercial Finance Analyst                               

Reporting to:                      Commercial Finance Manager

Location:                             Wilmslow, Cheshire

Hours of Work:                  9.00am – 5.30pm


The Role

We are looking for a commercially-minded Finance Analyst to join our growing finance team, to add value and have an impact in the success of our business.


Primary responsibilities will be:


  • Producing, validating and distributing management information within the business on a timely basis.
  • Ensuring consistency and accuracy in all reporting to the business.
  • Interpreting financial data drawn from across the business and undertaking any further analysis to understand drivers of variances to plan.
  • Add context to analysis and variances to assist both the finance team wider the business.
  • Responding to ad-hoc requests for analytical insights from teams around the business to help drive client retention and revenue growth.


The Finance Analyst will also provide support with:


  • Providing ad-hoc financial modelling / analysis to support insight and recommendations.
  • Proactively looking for ways to constantly develop management information either by building on existing processes, or where appropriate, by working with new and automated solutions.
  • Identifying areas of opportunity to improve business performance.



The Person

We are looking for an individual with the following skills, qualifications and experience:

  • A CIMA/ACCA part-qualified or newly qualified accountant is desirable, with a strong commercial mind set.
  • Advanced Excel skills with experience of using Vlookups, Sumifs, pivot tables and graphs.
  • The ability to present data in meaningful formats.
  • High attention to detail with an analytical approach to working.
  • Inquisitive nature, with a proactive attitude, and a strong sense of autonomy.
  • Experience of working with / partnering teams outside of core finance.
  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills and works collaboratively with other teams.


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