Commercial Finance Analyst
Full-time, £35,000 - £40,000

Ref: 5350

Salary: £35,000 - £40,000

Hours: Full-time

Contracted Hours: 39

Contract Type: Permanent

Location: Chester House, Epsom Ave, Handforth, Cheadle, Greater Manchester, SK9 3DF


Pets at Home Group is the UK’s leading pet care specialist, fulfilling every possible pet and owner need, from food and accessories to grooming and vet services. Since 1991, we’ve been building a business around pets and their owners and we’ve set our sights on becoming the best pet care business in the world. Join us now and you can be part of that journey, developing your future as we develop ours. This is a place where you can take pride and passion in your work within an inspiring, professional team that’s focused on supporting pets and their owners to live happier lives together.


As a Commercial Finance Analyst, you’ll report into the Commercial Finance Manager, acting as one of the key Finance contacts for the Commercial Team.


The role will suit someone who is committed and driven to develop their career in Finance further and in return for your hard work, we can support you to achieve your ambition through gaining qualifications, guidance and experience.


Key Responsibilities;


  • Business Partner with senior Commercial Team to understand key trends driving performance and support on the strategic initiative decision making process and review.

  • Complete and interpret weekly trading sales and margin and supply chain reports performing analysis to highlight any issues and understand trends, formulating action plans with the trading team to mitigate areas of under-performance.

  • Collaborate with other Finance teams to ensure period end sales and margin reporting and board slide preparation is timely and accurate.

  • Drive post launch range review analysis across categories following major range change activity and ensure analysis conducted and debriefed to cross functional teams on a timely basis.

  • Conduct deep dive analysis on underperforming categories to understand key trends and work with trading team to develop a robust action plan to turnaround performance.

  • Work closely with the trading team to produce a robust sales and margin plan. Ensure we are on track to achieve this plan through the periodic reforecasting process.

  • Develop models and reporting to aid insight into sales and margin performance.


Skills/Experience Required;


  • You will be a fully qualified Accountant (CIMA or equivalent)
  • You must have previous experience in a Commercial Finance role, preferably within retail
  • You will have strong Excel skills with experience of using macros, Sumifs, pivot tables and graphs.
  • You will have a high attention to detail.
  • You will have the flexibility to adapt to a fast-changing commercial environment.
  • You will be a strong team player with the ability to work with other teams to build strong collaborative relationships.


You will be a strong team player with the ability to work with other teams to build strong collaborative relationships


Together we’ll create the future of pet care. We’re driven by the wellbeing of pets and we make sure we look after our people too. We depend on your commitment and innovation, and reward it with competitive pay and comprehensive benefits including:


10% Bonus

28 days holiday + Bank Holidays (plus an extra day for your birthday)

Discounted healthcare

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Group Discounts of products and services


Organisation: Pets at Home

Date Posted: 23-09-2021

Expiry Date: 21-09-2031