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Junior Commercial Accountant

  • Salary: £34000.00 - £40000.00 per annum + plus bonus plus benefits
  • Location: Slough
  • Job type: Permanent
  • Job reference J1040781
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Our client, the world's leading consumer health and hygiene company, is looking for a Commercial Accountant to join their Finance team.

The successul candidate will provide a high level of financial support, challenge & control for the UK Sales teams. You'll be given full ownership and accountability in helping to drive the success of some of the world's biggest brands, as well as the opportunity to establish yourself as a true Finance business partner.

We are looking for someone who has either completed their qualifications or about to do so, has been working in FMCG or similar such as food, drinks, retail, and has commercial experience working with sales teams.

This is an excellent opportunity for an ambitious Commercial Accountant to really make their mark in a globally renowned and international organisation.

Duties include
▪ Business partner with the National Account Teams to develop and build strong relationships so that you are fully involved in their financials
▪ Represent finance within customer core teams, focused on driving growth & profitability
▪ Complete ad-hoc financial analysis on UK management projects to ensure robust financials behind decision making process
▪ Review pricing structure across all products within the customer to maximize profitability
▪ Work within the team to develop new tools & systems to improve the return on trade investment
▪ Review quarterly customer forecasting & annual plans
▪ Assess and improve the profitability of Category product launches
▪ Track and supervise the customer JBP budget and spend with proven ability to challenge where returns on spend not achieved
▪ Perform key tasks within the commercial finance team, to ensure that reporting is both timely & accurate

Skills/Experience
▪ Qualified CIMA or nearly qualified with strong Academic background
▪ Strong commercial awareness and previous experience of business partnering in a cross functional environment with a preference for experience in the FMCG/Retail industry
▪ Driven to take on additional responsibility in an organisation that provides a high level of autonomy with ambition to progress your career within commercial finance.
▪ Proven track record of building relationships outside of the finance function with well-developed communication skills
▪ Confident at the challenging the status quo and both influencing and challenging decisions at a senior management level
▪ Multi-tasking - need to be organised, highly efficient and able push multiple projects forward at the same time
▪ Entrepreneurial - help the commercial team develop new initiatives / spot and resolve problems
▪ Advanced Excel skills with experience of scenario modelling

Please note that we will only contact those candidates that we assess as suitable for the positions we have currently available based on their experience, training and skills. If we do not have anything suitable we will not keep your CV for more than 30 days.

Bucks and Berks Recruitment is an equal opportunities employment agency and employment business that is serious about its compliance with legislation. Bucks and Berks is acting as an Employment Agency in relationship to this role (if the vacancy is for a permanent position) or is acting as a Recruitment Business in relationship to this role (if the role is for a temporary position).