Junior Commercial Finance Analyst

Job Title:                             Junior Commercial Finance Analyst

Location:                             Wilmslow – hybrid split of home and office

Hours of Work:                  9.00am – 5.30pm


Citation is one of the UK’s biggest providers of Health & Safety, HR, Employment Law and ISO services to businesses. We are far from your average service provider as our colleagues bring their great personalities to work, not just their policies!

We’ve always believed in hiring the most awesome people and treating them right. We’ve tripled in size in the past few years and plan to do it again. We’re a great bunch of people to work with because we care so much about our colleagues and culture. We have been named as one of the UKs Top 100 Best Companies to work for… Not one but FOUR times!

The Role

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

The successful candidate will have primary responsibility for:

  • Producing, validating and distributing performance information within the business on a timely basis;
  • Ensuring consistency and accuracy in all reporting to the business;
  • Interpreting commercial performance and undertaking any further analysis to understand drivers of variances to plan;
  • Support the Commercial Finance team with weekly and monthly KPI production;
  • Responding to ad-hoc requests for analytical insights from the Commercial Finance team in order to help drive revenue growth;
  • Providing support from ad-hoc financial modelling / analysis to support insight and recommendations;
  • Support the Commercial Finance team in looking for ways to constantly develop management information either by building on existing processes, or where appropriate, by working with new and automated solutions (Tableau);
  • Identifying areas of opportunity to improve business performance and working with the Commercial Finance team to monitor and measure improvements.


The Person

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

  • A CIMA/ACCA part qualified accountant is desirable, with a strong commercial mind set.
  • Strong 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.
  • Self-motivated, with a proactive attitude
  • Experience of working with / partnering teams outside of core finance would be an advantage
  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills and works collaboratively with other teams.

 What’s in it for you?

We don’t take ourselves too seriously, and we don’t expect you to either! From your birthday off (paid!), space hopper races and incredible Christmas parties, to a 25 day holiday entitlement, gym membership discount and #freedrinkFriday, we do our fair share to keep things fun.



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