Senior Finance Analyst - Growing Retail - London

Job Title: Senior Finance Analyst - Growing Retail - London
Contract Type: Permanent
Location: London, England
Salary: £50000 - £55000 per annum
Start Date: ASAP
Reference: BBBH13072021SFA
Contact Name: Charley Callier
Contact Email:
Job Published: July 13, 2021 16:33

Job Description

Senior Finance Analyst - Growing Retail - London

I am looking to speak to qualified Finance Analysts looking for their next move within the Fashion and Retail industry. This Finance Analyst will be responsible for the end-to-end returns process including budgeting and forecasting, the month-end actual process, and supporting with ad hoc internal analysis and external reporting requests.

Key responsibilities:

  • Acting as a finance business partner, supporting the business to deliver profit targets
  • Work with the business to ensure correct and accurate end to end accounting, including cost controls, accruals required, accurate balance sheet reconciliations and ensure data integrity of information
  • Work with the business to understand any business initiatives and associated change impacts from requirements through to successful implementation
  • Understand the business processes, including related risks and controls
  • Ensure correct accounting treatment in accordance with IFRS, being pro-active to review and challenge
  • Responsible for the preparation, review, challenge and continuous improvement of robust and accurate balance sheet reconciliations
  • Forecasting on monthly/weekly basis, with continual focus on improving forecasting accuracy and efficiency
  • Analysing movements between forecast and actuals/last year
  • Produce timely, accurate and insightful reporting and analysis
  • Ad hoc analysis and scenario modelling to inform business decision making
  • Ensure appropriate and robust financial control environment, spanning from the posting of journals to assisting with supporting documentation for the external audit

Key skills:

  • An accounting qualification (preferably CIMA, ACCA or ACA)
  • A background within Retail/Fashion/FMCG would be beneficial
  • Business partnering experience.
  • A proven ability to plan and prioritise own workload to meet tight deadlines.
  • Advanced skills in Excel
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills

Apply today!

Handle actively welcomes applicants from under-represented backgrounds

PLEASE NOTE: Due to the high volume of applications we receive we are unable to respond to everyone. If you have not heard from us within 5 working days of sending your CV then unfortunately you have not been shortlisted for the position you have applied for.