Commercial Finance Analyst
The Commercial Finance Analyst will challenge, advise and support commercial & operational teams with budgeting, planning, reporting and reviews in order to strengthen the company’s profitability, performance and service levels for continued long term improvement in business performance
Our colleague led working style is what sets us apart and we have some colleagues who have been with us for over 40+ years. Therefore, we want to give you the chance to speak to us about your own personal journey and what you’re looking for in your next role, whether that’s work-life balance, compensation package or career progression.
We are located in Bingley, a Market Town in the north of Bradford in the beautiful Aire Valley and a 5-minute walk from Bingley train station and Five Rise Locks.
Damart was established over 60 years ago, famous for its Thermolactyl clothing technology, it is a leading retailer of fashion, footwear, and household products. Our products are currently marketed and sold through mail order catalogues and online, the proportions of which are changing to reflect the increased focus on the “next generation” customer.
Hybrid working opportunity
Free onsite parking
Subsidised onsite canteen
50% Damart colleague discount & other retail discounts
Monthly staff sales
Development pathways & progression opportunities
31 days annual leave (including bank holidays)
About the role:
At a critical point of transformation within the business, you'll be welcomed with open arms into the commercial finance team to support our Head of Finance in delivering commercial insight to support the future growth of the business. Some of your responsibilities will include:
Advise and challenge the departments in building and understanding budgets and forecasts, as well as reviewing and supporting higher long-term sales demand and new approaches.
Working with the Commercial Planning Manager to support analysis of customer file activation and marketing cost efficiencies.
Develop, implement and monitor KPIs for cost centres in order to control costs, identify issues and increase performance.
Guide and challenge the Merchandising department in developing and understanding catalogue, category and product margins in order to help inform decision making, planning and improve budgeting.
Monitor, review and analyse ongoing and past performance, variances and costs to support the departments in understanding and developing more effective plans and activities.
Support Marketing, Merchandising & Operational departments in the collation and provision of accurate and timely financial data which enables effective financial accounting and KPI reporting.
Work with Financial Controller & management accounts team to validate and review the economic result.
Deliver or contribute to targeted commercial test and operational projects including capital expenditure to drive improved long-term demand, margins, productivity and cost control.
Provide commercial advice, commentary or reports to the departments, SMT and the Board to extract commercial value out of financial and performance information.
Qualified accountant (ACA, CIMA or ACCA) with experience of working in a commercial environment beyond a finance function
Understanding of marketing and merchandising approaches, operational systems and processes
Ability to develop strong cross functional relationships with management and professionals within commercial and operational departments
Ability to challenge, guide and advise non-financial professionals
Strong influencing and data analytical skills
Ability to work independently and with group teams
If this role is of interest to you and you’d like to explore it further, you can arrange an informal and confidential chat with our recruitment team by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.
We want to make sure no one is put at a disadvantage during our recruitment process. To assist you with this, we will reduce or remove any barriers where possible and provide additional support where appropriate.