Commercial Finance Analyst

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Full Time
Farming & Agriculture
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Accounting & Finance
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Job Description

Are you either newly qualified or in the final stages of your ACCA or CIMA?

Did you obtain a 2:1 or higher in a relevant degree?

Are you commercially astute and comfortable dealing with different departments to develop KPIs and strategies?


Commercial Finance Analyst

Location – Gravesend

Salary - Up to £55,000 DOE

Permanent Full-Time Role Monday – Friday 08:00 – 17:00


Our client is a fast-growing prepared fruit business supplying the major UK retailers. Their company has expanded rapidly, and it requires the addition of a Commercial Finance Analyst to the Financial Analysis team, focusing on supporting the Commercial Team. Reporting to the Finance Business Partner, they will provide support and analysis for margins, costs, and a foundation for planning.


Responsibilities as a successful Commercial Finance Analyst 


  • Support weekly financial reporting process (covering when required)
  • Providing analysis & commentary for Management Account Packs
  • Own product costing (EPD & NPD), providing feedback and support to the Commercial Team and keeping models up to date with the latest assumptions
  • Managing 3 months & full year sales forecasts
  • Monitor costs within the business, recommending and tracking CPIs where required
  • Key role for budgets, forecasts and Year-end activities (owning 5yr P&L, commercial, packaging budget, transport budget)
  • Support cross-functional reporting and projects
  • Support and deliver cross-functional training (Excel)


Skills and Experience as a Successful Commercial Finance Analyst 


  • Minimum 2:1 Degree in an Accounting / Finance or Business-related subject
  • Final stage or newly qualified CIMA/ACCA
  • 2 years relevant experience within a similar role
  • Experience of manufacturing or an industry focussed on gross margins (desirable)
  • Analytical thinking and problem-solving skills, reporting and analysis experience with a high level of attention to detail
  • Proven time management skills: Accustomed to working with and meeting time-critical deadlines and an ability to prioritise workload
  • IT skills – advanced Excel skills (xlookups, SUMIF’s, Pivot tables, etc., VBA desirable). Proficient with Word and Microsoft Outlook. Experience of Power BI (desirable)


  • 33 days holiday per year, including bank holidays (based on working 5 days per week
  • Medical benefit
  • Access to the Wagestream portal
  • Company sick pay after completion of six-month probation
  • Salary sacrifice pension scheme, currently 5% employee plus 3% company, employees contribution can be increased if required
  • Staff canteen/restaurant, subsidised by the company
  • Availability to UNUM for mental health support
  • Free Parking
  • Possibility of working from home


To find out more about the position, please apply and we will be in touch to discuss the role in more detail.



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