Graduate Finance Brand Analyst


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Job Title: Finance Brand Analyst (Graduate)

Salary: £22,000 – £25,000 (Negotiable down to experience)

Location: Kings Cross / London

Sector / Industry: Fashion / FMCG

Job Reference: JWMA282

Are you a recent Finance Graduate, looking to excel and grow with a Worldwide operating Fashion business?

Do you have knowledge & experience in Financial Forecast Processes, between 1 and 2 years?

Are you exceptional on all areas of SAP, VLOOKUP and Microsoft Packages?

If so I would like to hear from you!!!

Package Details:

* Salary £22,000 – £25,000 (Depending on level of experience)
* 23 Days Holidays + Bank Holidays
* Company Pension
* Working Hours: Flexible Hours, Mon – Thurs starting times between 08:15am – 09.15am Finish times between 4:30pm – 5:30pm. Friday always early finish 08:45am – 3:30pm.
* Bupa Healthcare
* Amazing discount on Products & Sample Sales , including free items seasonally
* Excellent working environment

Key Responsibilities:

Periodic actual result

* Ensure the brand analytical tools are kept up to date and in place to facilitate period end based analytical review.
* Perform analytical review of P&L and balance sheet vs forecast, prior year and budget and investigate / report on areas of variance.
* Support the Central Finance function with query resolution as required during the close process.

Financial Forecast process

* Maintain the brand forecast models ensuring that business standards are followed and that actual performance is reflected in the forecasting models.
* Perform a periodic review of overhead and marketing costs with cost centre manager, Central Finance and support as required the central re-forecasting of annual expectations.
* Prepare supporting documents to allow review with local and corporate management teams including P&L summaries, variance analysis vs Plan, Forecast and Prior year.
* Maintain and publish weekly reports to allowing the tracking against the latest forecast and track performance against key actions / initiatives.
* Take ownership for the submission of brand forecasts in to BPS / SAP in line with corporate deadlines ensuring that submissions are reconciled to management summaries.
* Other forecasting requirements on an ad-hoc basis as directed by the Brand Finance Director

Annual budgeting process (process in line with forecast)

* Support the Brand Finance Director in the preparation of the brand budget submissions, taking into account the Go To Market strategies already agreed and the planned strategic developments for future seasons as directed.
* Support the submission of brand budgets in to BPS / SAP in line with corporate deadlines ensuring that submissions are reconciled to management summaries.

Internal Controls

* Ensure that the financial controls manual that exists within the brand group is kept up to date and that controls are monitored on a timely basis.

Required Skills & Experience:

* 1 – 2 years’ experience within any finance area of a wholesale or retail organisation
* Part-qualified
* Numerate with strong analytical skills
* Ability to communicate and work successfully across the organisation/regions
* Highly motivated, self-starter full of initiative
* Team player
* Experience of SAP and BW (or similar) reporting tool ideal
* Advanced Excel skills (minimum – Vlookup, linked workbooks, Pivot tables) a must
* MS Office (Outlook, Word, PowerPoint)

To apply, please send a copy of your CV and a covering letter to or, alternatively, submit your application via the link below.

To Contact Direct:

Jasmine Williams – Recruitment Consultant

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