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Commercial and Financial Analyst

  • Location:

    Exeter

  • Sector:

    Finance, IT and Technical

  • Job type:

    Permanent: Full Time

  • Salary:

    £35,000 - £40,000

  • Contact:

    Sarah Knight

  • Contact email:

    careers@sarahwest.co.uk

  • Contact phone:

    01392 873813

  • Job ref:

    VR/3593

  • Published:

    about 1 month ago

​This is a brand-new role, that’s been created due to this SME’s continued fast-paced growth, who are all about staying ahead of the competition. The responsibilities of this role have, up until now, been undertaken by the CEO.

Essentially this is a hybrid role, where the focus is on two different but complementary aspects – Finance and Pricing/Data Analysis. They will consider candidates from a Finance/Analyst background, without the commercial aspect, as this can be taught, for the right person

It’s envisaged that the finance responsibilities of the role won’t be complex, with a focus on checking that there are no errors in the information that may distort reporting. It’ll include elements of bookkeeping, reconciliation, getting in touch with suppliers with regards to credit or outstanding payment etc. The organisation’s really looking for someone who can take ownership of the finance function, to make sure it’s as efficient as possible and maintains positive relationships with their key suppliers. The organisation estimates half a day a week on this aspect of the role.

On the Pricing Analyst side, you’ll need to be someone who can think about the bigger picture, particularly when it comes to the impact of competitive pricing, on the business. A lot of the information you’ll work with is automatically fed through from various websites. It’ll then be your role to analyse the information, spot check and interpret the data, with a view to making recommendations to the wider team. Previous experience of SQL and MySQL is essential.

Part of the role will also involve working closely with the development team, to give feedback, in order to improve the algorithm and therefore the data you work with.

This role is going to suit someone who has, for example, had experience in a Financial Controller role, who has then moved in to commercial analysis. You’ll enjoy immersing yourself in data to understand it, can quickly identify anomalies or trends and translate this in to tangible ways to improve sales and business performance. You’ll also explore ways to automate, to make processes more efficient.

Person-wise you’ll be someone who’s dynamic, proactive and energetic. This is a fast-paced, agile business that continues to grow and evolve, so you’ll need to be someone who can get excited by and embrace change. As such it’s likely that this role will evolve over time too.

As absolute must is to be an advanced user of Excel. An added bonus would be experience of using SQL and/or tableau.

If you’d like to know more, please get in touch with Sarah.