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  • Commercial Finance Analyst

  • Business: Travis Perkins
  • Sector: Finance
  • Location: Northampton, Northamptonshire
  • Salary: Competitive & Excellent Benefits
  • Hours of work: 40 hours per week
  • Position type: Permanent
  • Job type: Full Time
  • Date posted: 22-Nov-2019
  • Job reference: 24608

Job Description

We are currently looking for an ambitious, part qualified Commercial Finance Analyst to join our Travis Perkins team based in Northampton. Providing analytical support to our commercial teams, you will be joining a dedicated, high performing team, where you will help drive the best financial and commercial decisions to deliver optimal results. 

Your ambition to succeed will help achieve this by the delivery of accurate, consistent and insightful reports that drive performance within the division. You will also provide support in the planning, budgeting and forecasting processes to provide clarity on the commercial strategy and key strategic initiatives.

What you’ll do
  • Support the development of standard monthly and weekly KPI reporting 
  • Deliver quality reporting and analytical outputs to fixed deadlines
  • Support the month end close process by preparing journal entries and balance sheet reconciliations
  • Support the production of the monthly board pack to provide the senior team with a suite of information that can be used to drive actionable insights
  • Ensure that relevant key market intelligence information is regularly collected to support decision making and to help evaluate business performance and future strategy and planning processes
  • Challenge current processes and recommend improvements to all aspects of reporting and analysis. Strive to improve current processes and reduce time on data production, so analysis becomes the key focus
  • Plan and manage small scale projects to improve reporting processes or investigate reasons behind performance variances

Is this you?
We will need you to have the confidence to build strong relationships, turn data into tangible information for the team, and recommend changes to reports where necessary. You will be a highly motivated, proactive, and a self-starter! Along with the above, you’ll also have:

  • Part Qualified – ACCA / CIMA / ACA
  • Strong Excel skills and comfortable working with large volumes of data
  • Experience in the preparation of financial management reports
  • Commercial acumen, Sales and Margin awareness
  • Great communication skills

What’s in it for you?
Whether you are looking to commence or are currently studying a recognised accountancy qualification, we will support you with your career development. Our impressive internal succession programme means, whatever it is you do with us,  it will be easy for you to learn, grow and develop across the Travis Perkins Group. We’ll also equip you with a benefits package that grows as you grow with the company:
  • Competitive performance related bonus
  • Save-as-you-earn scheme
  • Buy-as-you-earn scheme
  • Contributory pension scheme
  • Colleague discount across a variety of Group businesses including; 20% off at Wickes and 30% off at Tile Giant, plus special discounts across our Trade Merchanting businesses.

A bit about us
As the largest distributor of building materials in the UK, Travis Perkins has been helping to build Britain for over 200 years.
With over 26 businesses, 28,000 colleagues and more than 2,000 branches, stores and sites around the UK we believe we have the best people and the best place to work. Everyone works hard together to deliver results, but most importantly, have some fun along the way!
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