Commercial Analyst


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May 19, 2022
Job Type
£45000 - £55000 per annum
Start date
Contact Name
Darren Cadman
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Company details and job overview:

Kenton Black Finance have partnered with a growing, award winning construction and engineering business based in the Midlands. A group who boast various revenue streams, with satellite offices across the UK, they have exceeded £350m turnover and continue to thrive across various sectors. As the business continues to grow, they are looking to add a new role to the finance function to establish commercial awareness across the wider business, helping senior stakeholders to understand the numbers. A newly established position in a fast paced, vibrant company, this role will pave the way for improved visibility of the finances whilst developing the reporting suite in an ever evolving group.

Your new role as Commercial Analyst

This role shall develop the current and future financial models to provide detailed analysis to support strategic initiatives. As commercial analyst you shall analyse the Group’s performance and detail when reporting to Board. With continuous development across financial processes and reports this role shall support the embedding of Long-Term Contract Accounting whilst supporting the Senior Finance Manager.

Main role duties:
• Develop financial models and analysis to support strategic initiatives (potentially including M&A and Refinance)
• Analyse the trends of Key Performance Indicators (KPI) relating to financial metrics including revenue, expenditures, and margin.
• Enhance KPI’s to facilitate forecast improvements e.g., labour efficiencies and inflation monitoring
• Develop routine overhead and indirect labour monitoring
• Detailed variance to Budget/Forecast analysis and provide meaningful insights
• Convert tender documentation to compatible format to enhance LT contract accounting and outcome evaluation
• Re-build financial reporting history by identifying sources of information; assembling, verifying, and reconciling to final Management & Statutory information
• Re-build historic Contract Performance Reporting on long-term contract accounting basis that reconciles to statutory accounts
• Ad-hoc analysis requests both internal (e.g., P&L/expense/credit card analysis) and external
• Develop and continually improve budgeting, financial projections, and operating forecast processes
• Consolidating and challenging the regional FM management reports to ensure consistency and adopt best practice, including contract monitoring/performance, retentions, overdues etc
• Work closely with local FMs, business unit management team and the Heads of Department in respect of data-driven analysis and ad hoc requests to consolidate business performance reporting
• Recommends financial actions by assessing options in relation to organisation goals; Stop– Simplify–Standardise across financial processes
• Prepares financial reports by collecting, formatting, analysing, and explaining information behind the numbers.
• Develop/implement a business intelligence tool and dashboard reports alongside Business-wide ERP rollout

Salary and reward on offer:

A newly established position in the finance function your role is pivotal to the further growth of the business. You shall be rewarded with a competitive salary and package, including Life Assurance, Bonus scheme and on-site parking along with a rewarding holiday entitlement. You shall gain the opportunity for growth and progression in your role as the business continues to expand and be positioned to add real value to the wider organisation. Supported by a strong leadership team, you shall operate initially from the office environment with future plans to integrate hybrid working.

This role is being handled by Darren Cadman – Senior Finance Recruitment, Kenton Black Finance.

Kenton Black Finance operate across the UK as a marker leading recruitment partner, specialising in the attraction of finance talent across both permanent and interim requirements. With a team of dedicated experts, each with longevity operating in the finance arena, we maintain a proven track record and have established partnerships with businesses both large, small and those in their infancy. Market leaders, we provide recruitment solutions from entry level finance to directorship professionals. Operating from local offices in Preston, Manchester, Leeds, Liverpool, Birmingham and Glasgow, Kenton Black Finance remain a dynamic and effective recruitment partner who represent and attract only the finest finance talent in the local area and across the UK.

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