Trainee/Graduate Finance Analyst

Employer
Confidential
Location
Lancashire
Salary
22000.00 - 25000.00 GBP Annual + plus excellent benefits and study su
Closing date
9 Dec 2021

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Specialism
Catering
Sector
Hospitality & Travel
Role Type
Graduate, Other work and training
The Company

Axon Moore are recruiting a Trainee/Graduate Finance Analyst role for a well-established and growing business with a presence throughout the UK. They are seeking an ambitious Graduate or someone with some experience and a keen interest in studying CIMA/ACCA. Excellent communication skills, a desire to learn and being keen to assist the Commercial Finance Managers are extremely important for this role.

The business is growing and is in a strong position post pandemic. They are adding this role to support the Commercial team with analysis and planning. The ideal candidate will be looking to learn and develop in order to progress as they study. A personable and friendly personality is a must in this vibrant team and business.

About the role

As the Trainee/Graduate Finance Analyst, you will be working in a fast-paced, evolving finance team to provide accurate and timely analysis to an expanding multi-site operation (currently over 65 locations). Providing meaningful insight to improve business performance, the Commercial Finance Analyst role is a dynamic and challenging role, seeking continuous innovation and looking for opportunities to improve processes and practices. Characteristics among the team include the ability and willingness to act as a support and business partner to various stakeholders across the business (IT, Commercial, Operations and Marketing).

Main Duties

Provide support to the Commercial Finance team to ensure that business decisions are made based on sound judgement
Analyse large quantities of data and drilling into the detail across many variables which include locations and product lines
Produce accurate and reliable management information in a timely manner
Provide analysis on pricing, promotions, sales, margins, trends and variances
Analysis and reporting in different areas, such as pre-booked revenue, discounts, incentives and products
Support purchasing and operational decisions
Design and deliver analysis to drive improved understanding of sales performances
Involvement in the budgeting and forecasting process
Working closely with IT to improve on reporting functionality and system usage and efficiency
Communicate findings to stakeholders across Commercial Finance, Group Reporting & Planning, IT, Marketing, Commercial, Operations in a professional manner
Person specification

Full AAT or some progress with ACCA/CIMA or a view to starting either
Experience within accounting or a similar position is ideal
Intermediate excel skills such as VLOOKUP and pivot tables and experience using PowerPoint
A personable character and someone who is driven and ambitious and keen to learn and develop while studying
Strong planning and organisation skills essential
Enthusiastic and self-motived
Excellent communication skills
Takes an interest in the business and the success of the business
Salary and Benefits

Salary GBP22,000 - GBP25,000 depending on experience and qualification
Full CIMA/ACCA study support with incremental pay increase achievable on completion of each exam
Staff discounts
Pension
Healthcare
Discounts package for use with hundreds of retailers
Some flexible working
9-5 core working hours with some flexibility
For immediate consideration or more information on the role, please contact Harriett Busby at Axon Moore on (phone number removed)

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