Finance Analyst, Mass, UK

Overview

The Finance Analyst is part of the Mass UK FP&A team and has direct interaction with Sales, Marketing and Supply Planning functions. The main purpose of the role is to track, report and interpret spend vs. budgets/forecasts to enable the business to make informed decisions. The role is responsible for completing the Daily and Monthly Reporting processes. In addition, they are the business partner to Marketing for all Brand Spend & Market Research, and the Leadership Team for Fixed Overheads. The role also provides exposure to Price & Mix Analysis, CoGS Analysis and Trade Promotion Spend (TPM) Analysis. Being mid-way through FP&A transformation, the role holder will be heavily involved in reviewing & improving all reporting processes.

This is a fixed term contract for 6 months which may be extended further depending on business requirements.

Responsibilities

  • Working closely with FSSC to ensure that periodic accruals and prepayments are processed in accordance with policy and allocated to sectors / cost centers correctly and Balance Sheet reconciliations completed. Support in year-end and quarterly audits
  • Timely production and distribution of reporting and MI for the Mass UK and Mass Nordics businesses, including but not limited to Daily Sales, MAT Sales, Customer P&Ls, Brand P&Ls, monthly Management Accounts
  • Key Business Partner to the Marketing function for all brand investment and Market Research (John Frieda, Biore, PFC, Curel, MegRhythm). Manage the Marketing Tracker (Excel based) to ensure that all spend (actual, forecast and committed) is captured. Provide challenge to stakeholders where appropriate, looking at all investments through an ROI lens
  • Support the Senior Finance Analyst on all TPM (Trade Promotion Management system) processes, manipulating data output to ensure that valuable insight can be extracted
  • Provide ad hoc support to the Associate Director, FP&A, EMEA Mass, and the rest of the UK Mass Leadership Team
  • Support the FP&A transformation agenda, scrutinizing the 'as is' to ensure that FP&A are a more effective support function moving forward with improved engagement across the business
  • Manage the bottom-up budget process for UK Mass Fixed Overheads. Manage the allocation of agreed Marketing budget to sub-brand cost centres and phase by month

Qualifications

  • Strong Academics
  • Degree level 2:1 or above, ideally within a Finance related discipline
  • Already undertaking a Professional Finance Qualification (i.e. CIMA)
  • Experience in working in a Finance Analyst capacity for min. 1 year
  • Previous experience working in an FMCG business would be advantageous
  • Experience in using SAP is desirable
  • Highly motivated, enthusiastic and proactive
  • Curious and questioning mindset
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Commercially astute
  • Strong system skills including advanced Excel