Finance Analyst - Retail

Job Title: Finance Analyst - Retail
Contract Type: Temporary
Location: London, England
Salary: £200 - £250 per day
Start Date: ASAP
Duration: 6 months
REF: AF290618FA_1556894658
Contact Name: Alex Feeney
Contact Email:
Job Published: over 1 year ago

Job Description

Purpose of role:

To work within the Planning & Reporting Team to ensure timeliness, accuracy and reliability of monthly actual, quarterly forecast & annual budget financial information for Europe and Africa region.

Responsibilities, including but not limited to:

  • Assisting with the collection of financial information from the businesses within Europe and Africa
  • Consolidation of monthly financial statements, quarterly forecast and annual budget financial reporting in parallel with corporate requirements
  • Developing templates for the review of P&L, Cashflow and Balance Sheet reporting for monthly actuals, quarterly forecast & annual budget
  • Collating information for monthly and quarterly supplementary submissions
  • Ensuring consistency and integrity between P&L, Balance Sheet and Cashflows, and that information is presented as efficiently as possible
  • Making a proactive contribution to progressively improve reporting speed and quality to all stakeholders
  • Assisting with establishing and maintaining planning and reporting processes in respect of new lines of business
  • Co-ordinating and monitoring responses from Europe & Africa teams for regular and ad-hoc reporting requirements
  • Supporting Senior Manager and Manager, Planning & Reporting with supplementary analysis and ad hoc requests from Europe & Africa regional management
  • Supporting the monthly recharges of European Regional costs to all territories within the region
  • Monitoring the status of actual recharges against budget and ensuring the correct allocation
  • Co-ordinating and assisting with the set-up of a new European branch to handle European recharges, including processing of operational transactions and co-ordination of AP & AR
  • Essbase tasks, such as loading Foreign Exchange rates, making and monitoring adjustments at regional level
  • Working with Europe & Africa local finance teams to ensure consistent and accurate reporting in compliance with Group policies
  • Promoting a robust control environment across the Europe & Africa region
  • Supporting Europe & Africa local finance teams with Peoplesoft to ensure effective utilisation of the system by all teams


  • Part-qualified Accountant with 2+ years of commercial experience within finance
  • Excellent team player, who consistently displays a positive attitude
  • IT literate with strong Excel skills and accounting systems knowledge
  • Good interpersonal skills to communicate both within the Financial Reporting team and with a range of people across various countries
  • Strong organizational and time management skills, with experience of managing multiple deadlines
  • Attention to detail and a commitment to accuracy
  • Proactive, with quick understanding of the business model
  • Proven track record and fast learner
  • Use of Hyperion reporting systems desirable