Commercial Analyst


Commerical Analyst - Cardiff
Cardiff (CF24), Cardiff

We have an exciting opportunity to join our Finance Team as a Cost Centre Commercial Analyst! The post-holder will be a key player in the monitoring and maximisation of divisional profitability, through analysis and control of:

Capital expenditure
Divisional administration costs
New store pre and post investment appraisal
The role directly supports the relevant department heads in the day-to-day management of the central cost base, whilst also contributing to strategic business decisions.

Job Purpose
Production and presentation of budgets and forecasts
Development and preparation of management reports and variance analysis
Interpretation of all financial/management information and making recommendations to senior management
Main Tasks
Capital Expenditure
Controlling and developing the capital expenditure authorisation process
Logging of capital expenditure requests (CER’s) and monthly update of capex log with current spend
Monthly analysis and transfer of mis-posted operational expenditure into capital expenditure
Monthly emails and formal meeting updates to all budget holders
Single point of contact for all capex finance queries
Production of monthly board report
Production and presentation of budgets, forecasts and latest views
Co-ordination of the budget setting process
Production of monthly finance capex report
Development of post-investment appraisal
Central Overheads (Administration Costs)
Arrange and attend regular meetings with departmental budget holders in order to understand key cost drivers and issues
Regular reporting to departmental budget holders on management account issues, headcounts, spends, etc
Single point of contact for all administration budget holder queries
Meet monthly with financial accounts team to discuss accruals, prepayments, control accounts (and reconciliations), in order to identify risks/opportunities and stay aware of developments
Provide concise explanations of administration cost performance for monthly management accounts sign-off meetings
Production and presentation of budgets, forecasts and latest views
Co-ordination of the budget setting process
Production of monthly finance admin report
New Stores
Maintenance of new store data files and sign-off models
Attend and present at ad-hoc property finance meetings
Attend and minute the regular property meeting, distribute paperwork for new store sign-off and collate signed paperwork
Single point of contact for all new store financial queries
Liaise with property and retail concession departments and maintain a latest view for new store openings (timing, capex and sales)
Post investment financial appraisal of all new stores
New store sales variance analyses
Ideal Candidate
Actively studying towards a recognised professional accounting qualification
Good spreadsheet skills essential
Flexible & diplomatic in approach, good communication skills
Oracle experience desirable

We’d love to hear from you!

We provide ongoing training and development to give you the opportunity to progress your career to the next level with a stable and expanding business. We also offer:

Pension Scheme
28 days paid holiday per year (including bank holidays)
Colleague Discount 
Access to sample sales
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