Finance Analyst – Castle Donington
Finance Analyst – Castle Donington

The duration of the contract is 3 months initially (potential for temp to perm).

The pay rate on offer is £400 – £425 per day.

The location of the role is Castle Donington (hybrid remote working).

The client is a large, multinational high-street retailer.


We are recruiting for an experienced Finance Analyst to support our Online Logistics Team at our depot in Castle Donington.

You’ll be responsible for the preparation, analysis and review of the weekly and monthly financial reporting and will be partnering with the Head of Logistics Carrier Operations and his Team. You’ll be providing insightful analysis, challenge around performance and support with the understanding of implications for decisions made.

Key accountabilities of the role

  • Developing a detailed understanding of the Outbound Carrier & Returns Carrier operation in order to credibly challenge the operational performance of the carrier team and operational site
  • Business Partner to the Carrier Logistics team, maintaining strong working relationships to ensure financial targets are shared, understood and reported on accurately
  • Accurately reporting of the operating cost base including detailed analysis of the variable cost base
  • Identifying and reporting of the key cost drivers impacting financial performance
  • Identifying and developing cost saving initiatives across all areas of the business unit
  • Supporting the Finance Manager to prepare, analyse and sign off the quarterly forecasts and budgets/3YP
  • Continually assessing the financial reporting of the operations to ensure the financial reporting suite is in line with the changing operational environment
  • Supporting the Finance Manager in understanding of the financial variances to budget and the development of variance analysis reporting
  • Maintaining all financial controls established within the business unit to ensure continued compliance to the business’ financial policies and procedures
  • Actively participating in achieving overall objectives of the site management team and the business’ Finance Team
  • Identifying and communicating risks and opportunities within the business on a continuous basis
  • Monitoring and control of the invoice processing function ensuring all vendor payments are on time and in full

Key skills and experience

  • Qualified or part-qualified Accountant (ACCA, ACA, CIMA)
  • Commercial awareness and experience working within an operational environment and handling large data sets
  • Ability to challenge managers and translate efficiency in to financial impact
  • Ability to provide credible support to non-financial managers within the business
  • Excellent IT knowledge, literacy and excel – knowledge of SAP and Power BI preferable
  • Strong team player but also happy to work independently on own initiative

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