Sewell Wallis are currently recruiting for a Commercial Finance Analyst on a permanent basis for a company situated just on the outskirts of Leeds City Centre. This is an excellent opportunity for a ambitious and forward thinking candidate to join an international, well known and respected service based business where they will gain exposure to and learn from a very hands on and knowledgeable Head of Finance.
This is a newly created position that has arisen due to year on year growth and is an opportunity to join a company that pride themselves on their high levels of staff retention and offer a clear support and development programme for the successful candidate.
This role will work closely with the sales team. The role itself is very commercial in nature, allowing exposure to key stakeholders and the wider finance team on a daily basis. The ideal candidate will have excellent communication skills, will be confident in liaising with people at all levels and will be able to challenge senior management in the appropriate way when needed. This role will suit an individual who has a solid and proven background of being able to communicate and influence non- finance people, who has a strong work ethic and is really looking to develop and grow with the business long term. The successful candidate will gain full study support if required, a competitive salary and a great benefits package.
The role will predominately focus upon providing support to the sales teams. There will be minimal exposure to the month end accounting process but an understanding and some previous experience of this would be preferable in order to work with and understand the finance team but will also be key in providing reporting, analysis and providing ideas and input around improving policies and procedures.
The main duties of the role will involve:-
-Sales performance analysis and commentary
-Continually improving methods and processes across reporting, analysis and commercial team support
-Providing variance analysis on weekly performance to key stakeholders
-Creating new sales and forecasting models to support in maximising profitability
-Business partnering closely with the sales team, closely monitoring when sales deals are submitted and the affect they have financially on the business, confidently raising any issues to the Head of Commercial Finance
-Support with the budgeting and forecasting process
-Monitoring the sales order book and providing detailed cost analysis
-Competitor analysis for the Senior Management Team
-Producing weekly MI and presenting to the SMT to ensure company performance and sales are where they should be
-Calculating the sales teams commissions
The ideal candidate will: –
-Be commercially minded and will enjoy providing insight and challenging systems and processes to improve revenues and profitability
-Have extremely good communication skills, will be confident presenting themselves to senior management and will be able to challenge ideas when needed
-Ideally be studying CIMA/ACCA or will be looking to start studying
-Be able to develop and build relationships with customers both internal and external
-Be able to work within a fast paced, deadline orientated environment
-Have excellent attention to detail and will pick up new skills quickly
-Have strong Word and Excel skills and will be comfortable with Pivots and V-lookups
For further details please contact Gemma Watmough on (phone number removed)
To apply please send your CV, quoting our reference and specifying which website you saw this position advertised on. Due to the high volume of applications please accept that if we have not responded to your application within seven days, your application has not been successful.
Sewell Wallis is a specialist recruitment company with a vast amount of experience in our industry we offer permanent, temporary and interim recruitment support for accounting and finance, human resources and business support positions. We recruit at all levels within finance from Purchase Ledger Administrator and Credit Controller level through to Financial Controller and Director positions. With offices in Sheffield and Leeds, we are well situated to cover all of South Yorkshire, West Yorkshire and Manchester. Please visit our website for more information on accountancy and finance jobs and human resources or business support positions.