Finance Analyst

Role Title :
Finance Analyst
Type of Role :
Hours (Specific) :
38 Hours
Salary & Benefits :
Competitive plus benefits
Location :
Street, Somerset, UK
Closing Date :
Job Advert :

The role

In this role you will analyse, advise and report on financial performance of your aligned business area, support the delivery of business performance reporting, budgeting and forecasting to support commercial improvement.

It’s a real partnership role that will set you alongside the business team, so you’ll be solving problems, as you deliver transactional analysis and reporting. Building on these relationships you will advise and educate where needed to ensure correct application of financial policies and reporting.

You will be responsible for not only developing but maintaining adequate systems and processes to support effective planning, monitoring and reporting of financial performance and position.

We want you to come in with an open mind and potentially review and recommend improvements to existing or new reports and to create efficiency and reduce non-essential workload. This could be a really exciting opportunity for the successful candidate to really make a difference.

About you

We are looking for people that make a difference and bring new ideas to the table, introduce better ways of delivering deep, accurate quantitative data to wow your stakeholders.

You don’t need to be a seasoned finance analyst to be successful. We are happy for you to develop your skill set in this role and continually to develop as you grow into the role and the responsibilities it comes with.

You will have strong attention to detail with proven experience working with large amounts of data. Commercial understanding of the key sales and profit drivers is essential.

There’ll be lots of opportunities to (develop) present your findings to key stakeholders and you’ll drive the team to put together compelling cases for change, as well as developing and maintaining the systems by which they’ll do so.

It’s all about enabling your customer group to assess performance and make future decisions. So, you’ll be thorough, accurate and a brilliant communicator who can exert a wider influence through your findings and fantastic problem-solving abilities. Strong communication skills are a must for this role.

Ideally you will be a newly qualified (or up to 2+ PQ) ACA/ACCA/CIMA or equivalent qualification. You’ll have data modelling experience and some knowledge on how to create meaningful reports from your analysis. You will have the opportunity to further develop your presentation skills and gain commercial awareness that allows you to challenge the numbers and respond effectively to changes in the market.

About Clarks

Clarks, based in Somerset, England, has been at the forefront of innovative shoemaking since its foundation in 1825, when brothers James and Cyrus Clark made a slipper from sheepskin off-cuts. At the time it was ground-breaking; a combination of invention and craftsmanship that’s remained at the heart of what the brand does now.

In the Clarks archive of more than 22,000 pairs are shoes that have sparked revolutions and defined generations. From the original Clarks Desert Boot, first designed by Nathan Clark and launched in 1950 to the iconic Wallabee, each design has an instantly recognisable signature – a unique combination of craftsmanship and innovation that make it unmistakably Clarks.

Clarks is a global business operating retail, wholesale, franchise and online channels in over 100 markets worldwide supported by nearly 10,000 employees across the world.

The benefits

We’ve already told you about the degree of flexibility you’ll enjoy as a valued addition to our business – but that’s just the start. As well as development opportunities, pension and a competitive salary, you’ll also enjoy a variety of other benefits. And, as everyone loves new shoes, you’ll also get a very healthy discount on our products.

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Clarks International believes that the principle of equality of opportunity is fundamental to the company's operations. Our long held aim is to provide just and fair treatment for all employees. We will not discriminate on the grounds of sex, age, disability, marital status, colour, race, religion, ethnic origin, sexual orientation or gender reassignment.


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