Central Costs Commercial Analyst

Full Time
Job Sector:
South Wales
Salary description:
Start Date:
Lucid Recruitment
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Candidate Profile
* Actively studying towards a recognised professional accounting qualification
* Good spreadsheet skills essential
* Flexible & diplomatic in approach, good communication skills
* Financial accounting system experience desirable


The post-holder will be a key player in the monitoring and maximisation of divisional profitability, through analysis and control of:
* Capital expenditure
* Divisional administration costs

The role directly supports the relevant department heads in the day-to-day management of the central cost base, whilst also contributing to strategic business decisions.

Job Purpose
* Production and presentation of budgets and forecasts
* Development and preparation of management reports and variance analysis
* Interpretation of all financial/management information and making recommendations to senior management

Main Tasks

Capital Expenditure
* Controlling and developing the capital expenditure authorisation process
* Logging of capital expenditure requests (CER's) and monthly update of capex log with current spend
* Monthly analysis and transfer of mis-posted operational expenditure into capital expenditure
* Monthly emails and formal meeting updates to all budget holders
* Single point of contact for all capex finance queries
* Production and presentation of budgets, forecasts and latest views
* Co-ordination of the budget setting process
* Development & production of monthly finance capex report

Central Overheads (Administration Costs)
* Arrange and attend regular meetings with departmental budget holders in order to understand key cost drivers and issues
* Regular reporting to departmental budget holders on management account issues, headcounts, spends, etc
* Single point of contact for all administration budget holder queries
* Meet monthly with financial accounts team to discuss accruals, prepayments, control accounts (and reconciliations), in order to identify risks/opportunities and stay aware of developments
* Provide concise explanations of administration cost performance for monthly management accounts sign-off meetings
* Production and presentation of budgets, forecasts and latest views
* Co-ordination of the budget setting process
* Development & production of monthly finance admin report

* Production and distribution of weekly sales and margin reports

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