Finance Analyst

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Job Overview

The focus of this role is to aid the Commercial Finance team to gain a thorough understanding of the key drivers for the business; and its sales and support functions.  You will assist with the planning,forecasting,and financial modelling processes; with a view to improve performance,maximise profit,and identify risks. This will be done by producing regular reports and analysis.

Key Activities

  • Weekly and monthly reporting,working with revenue channel teams to add insight to sales activity

  • Maintaining robust procedures to appraise the commercial performance of the sales function,producing actionable insights for senior management

  • Work with non-finance teams to ensure post-evaluation learning is incorporated into future business activities

  • Project work with key stakeholders to identify reporting requirements and ensure that these are delivered within schedule

  • Produce ad-hoc analysis of ongoing trials to understand performance,draw out key learnings and suggest areas of improvement

  • Continuous analysis of processes within finance,proactively offering alternative proposals to improve these processes

  • Calculate sales targets and commissions,and post associated month-end journals.

Key Measures and Targets

  • Strong relationship with stakeholders

  • Development of reports to match business needs

  • Producing timely and accurate information in a fast moving environment

  • Ownership and development of the Reed Online bonus model for the 150+ sales team.

Capabilities and Competencies

  • Educated to degree level or equivalent professional experience

  • Studying or willingness to study towards relevant financial qualification such as CIMA or similar

  • Strong Microsoft Excel skills

  • Experience communicating with senior stakeholders

  • Strong analytical and problem solving skills

  • Ability to use own initiative,and voice own thoughts and opinions

  • Experience working in a digital,online,or technology company advantageous

  • Agresso,Anaplan,and/or Salesforce knowledge is desirable but not essential.

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All job offers are subject to satisfactory references and compliance with vetting requirements applicable to the job role. REED is an equal opportunities employer.  We aim to ensure that no candidate or employee receives less favourable treatment on the grounds of gender,race,disability,sexual orientation,religion or belief,age,gender identity,marital or civil partnership status,pregnancy or maternity.  We are a MINDFUL EMPLOYER and offer a guaranteed interview scheme for disabled applicants who meet the minimum criteria.

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