Financial Analyst

Walker Hamill Ltd
Up to £50,000 per annum depending on experience
16 Oct 2016
15 Nov 2016
Contract Type
Our client, a global fashion retail organisation, is seeking a Financial Analyst to join their finance team. This role will be a key asset, supporting Financial Planning and Analysis activities for a cluster of markets and will contribute to the region's financial results analysis, forecast, annual and long term budgeting process.

Job Description:

- Systems development: develop and maintain budget and planning tools (in Excel, Hyperion).
- Merchandising Planning:update the Merchandising plan weekly in the system per season per product category.
- Reporting: produce andanalyseperformance reports (including P&Lsper market and per store).
- Liaise with the accounting team to improve the quality of the closings.
- Propose improvements to simplify and facilitate the closing process (payroll, accruals).
- Business analysis:analysebusiness performance vs plan.
- Monitor performance indicators, highlighting trends and analysing causes of variance.
- Discuss the outcome of the analysis with the Business representatives (area managers).
- Perform ad-hoc financial reviews andanalyses(as requested by operational and financial management).
- Planning: support the head of FP&A for the production of the annual budget and midterm Business Plan.


- Fluent in English and French.
- Master's degree in Finance or Business Administration preferred.
- A minimum of 3 years' experience in Accounting, Audit, FP&A or similar functions, preferably in Retail/ Apparel industry.
- Experience in working in an international environment.
- Very Advanced Excel and Hyperion skills.
- Very Strong analytical skills.
- High flexibility.
- Ability to establish strong relationships at all levels in the business.
- Very good communication and interpersonal skills.
- Strong work ethics and integrity.