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Commercial Finance Analyst (part qualified)

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Date: 27-Jun-2022

Location: St Albans, GB

Company: Premier Foods

A great British food company 

Premier Foods is one of Britain’s biggest listed food companies, employing over 4,000 colleagues at 15 manufacturing sites and offices up and down the country.

Many of our brands have been part of UK life for more than a century and you’ll find them in 94% of British households.

At Premier foods we believe in inclusion, authenticity and individuality. We aim to ensure all existing and potential colleagues are given equitable opportunities and are respected, valued and encouraged to bring their true authentic selves to work no matter who they are, what they look like, who they love or what they believe in. Our culture is one where everyone is welcome. 

 

Commercial Finance Analyst 

Full time, permanent

Based in St Albans

 

Role purpose:

The Sweet Treats Business generates over £250m Turnover (1/3rd of total Business) and is a key growth engine in Premier Foods. We’re looking for a commercially astute Analyst to support the business as we accelerate the branded performance over the next few years. 

This role is suited to a Part Qualified Finance Analyst looking to move into a highly commercial area with exceptionally fast-paced challenge and cross-functional senior management exposure. 

 

What you'll be doing:

  • Operate as an effective Business Partner to the Customer Director for Asda, Morrisons & Co-Op, providing accurate and timely finance support to drive informed and quality business decision making. 

  • Understand the performance drivers and longer-term issues of customers and the implications of these for the wider business. 

  • Responsible for the period end analysis for Asda, Morrisons & Co-Op, the short-term forecast cycles and evaluation of performance to drive insight for the sales teams & the senior leadership team. 

 

What we need from you:

  • Individuals with commercial and/or analytical background will be considered 

  • CIMA/ACCA/ACA part qualified, with expectations to fully qualify

  • Commercial acumen and understanding of external challenges 

  • Strong IT skills, particularly within excel 

  • Experience with SAP, Business Objects or other equivalent analytics tools beneficial 

  • Ability to challenge appropriately and influence at all levels, using data to provide insights and make suitable recommendations 

  • Strong business partnering skills and the ability to build relationships cross-functionally 

  • Ability to manage ambiguity and solve complex problems 

  • Excellent analytical skills and attention to detail 

  • Strong organisation skills and the ability to adapt to an agile environment 

 

What we offer you in return:

  • Competitive salary
  • Up to 7.5% pension
  • Life assurance
  • Wide range of online and in-house training
  • Study support package
  • Access to an employee discount scheme, with access to hundreds of nationwide retailers