Junior Analyst, Reporting & Budgeting

Organisation
Seasalt Cornwall
Reference
VAC-2326
Sector
Banking & Finance, Business & Management
Location
Falmouth, Cornwall
Salary Details
Competitive
Closing Date
22/10/2017
As a junior analyst, you will support the team and the wider finance team in all aspects of the business analysis and reporting, budgeting and forecasting and management accounts.

Job Description

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The reporting & budgeting team are responsible for producing annual cost budgets, ensuring they are aligned to our planned sales, and reporting on performance against this plan on a monthly basis.

This involves working closely with budget holders across the business, holding regular meetings and discussing spending plans, to produce a monthly pack that keeps the Board up to date. They also conduct annual reviews to understand what is planned for the next year and how Seasalt’s strategic plans will affect this.

As a junior analyst, you will support the team and the wider finance team in all aspects of the business analysis and reporting, budgeting and forecasting and management accounts. You’ll demonstrate excellent stakeholder management skills in partnering with budget holders and ensure your tasks are carried out to a high standard and, most importantly, on time.

This is a fantastic opportunity for someone who is AAT qualified or part qualified and interested in developing a career within a finance team within a growing British retailer.

Key responsibilities

  • Provide business analysis and management information
  • Respond to business information requests from other members of the team and ad hoc requests as required
  • Chair regular meetings with budget holders and work with them to achieve financial plans
  • Prepare annual budget/rolling 3 year forecasts
  • Collate functional budget information and ensure that it is reflected in the corporate budget system
  • Prepare Monthly Reporting Packs
  • Prepare monthly journals and other inputs to management accounts
  • Run and print reports as required from the finance system and extract relevant information
  • Highlight variances and other anomalies
  • Maintain confidentiality at all times 

What we’re looking for

  • AAT part qualified/ qualified
  • 5 GCSE’s (or equivalent) to include Maths and English
  • Relevant financial work experience or a demonstrable drive to progress a career in Finance
  • Solid IT skills including working knowledge of Microsoft Excel
  • Highly numerate with excellent attention to detail
  • Ability to effectively communicate financial information with colleagues from non-financial backgrounds
  • Methodical and logical thinker
  • Good organisational and time management skills
  • Excellent communication skills, both written and verbal
  • Great team player, adaptable and willing to go extra mile when required 

Company Description

Many businesses may say it, but at Seasalt our customers truly are right at the heart of everything we do. We promise to never disappoint our customers; we recognise that they are the most important people in our business. Seasalt customers recognise value and it’s our quality that’s made us famous, this won’t change….ever! You can find our products in over 40 shops around England and Wales, or at 350 stockists around the UK, including select John Lewis and Fenwick stores.

Being a Cornish success story is something we're very proud of. Our headquarters are located in our design studio overlooking Falmouth Bay to St Anthony's lighthouse and every day we're inspired to design garments that speak about the place in which we live. Our team includes a diverse range of talent, including graphic designers and fine artists, accountants and logistics experts, textile designers and pattern cutters. 

Other Application Details

In return we offer:

  • Generous Seasalt discount
  • Contributory pension
  • Seasalt Lifestyle – exclusive employee discounts and offers
  • Life assurance
  • Long service enhanced benefits
  • Childcare vouchers
  • Weekly yoga classes
  • Remote medical support
  • Partnerships with local wellbeing centres

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