International Senior Finance Analyst - 3 Month FTC

Ref: MON09613
Salary: Competitive salary & attractive benefits
Department: Finance
Location: Notting Hill Village, London (W11)
Position type: Interim
Hours / Duration: 37.5 Hours per week
Closing date: 31/05/2018

Looking to join a global retailer who values people?  Then look no further.  We are committed to developing our people, last year we made numerous promotions across the business and raised over £500K through our Monsoon Charity Trust fund raise.  We have a strong brand with many talented people in the business along with a loyal customer base who knows our heritage.  We put people first and pride ourselves in attracting, developing, retaining and inspiring our talent.

This is an excellent opportunity for an experienced International Senior Finance Analyst to join our Commercial Finance team for a period of 3 months.  As International Senior Finance Analyst you will provide commercial financial support to the International team and International franchise partners. You will develop management information to control the International business, linking this to the rest of the Group and assisting in the formulation and implementation of the international business strategy. 

This position would be perfectly suited to a qualified Accountant with experience of working within a broad commercial finance role.

 

What will you do as an International Senior Finance Analyst ?

 

Management/relationships

  • Establish strong relationships with the international finance and ops team and all internal parties providing support to the business
  • Provide the necessary support to ensure the financial goals of the international business are achieved
  • Presentation to the CEO and CFO – on financial risks and opps around the franchise business.

Reporting

  • Own the Financial Planning and Forecasting, end-to-end process for the International Franchise Business area. Ensure delivery of a robust Budget and Forecast- accompanied by appropriate commercial challenge
  • Manage the month end accounting process and co-ordinate the month end activities to ensure timely and accurate reporting. Provide appropriate Board level commentary to support reported results.
  • Pricing analysis – working with large data sets to understand and communicate the effects of changes in pricing strategy both financially and operationally.
  • Review all partner business plans to identify areas of growth and potential new business development. Present any recommendations clearly and effectively
  • FX variance analysis - robust tracking and analysis of the fx impact on the profitability and viability of Franchise Partnerships
  • Weekly publication and review of sales information - detailed analysis to support the trading decision making process.
  • Forward Forecasting of Stock, royalties and Fx, to better manage a "no surprises" way of working and provide early sight of financial risk and opportunities.
  • Project work and Business modelling - To understand the financial potential of commercial decisions. To provide analysis on deal agreements.
  • Review new store propositions to ensure feasibility of investment and expected returns
  • Tracking and PIR’s of new store investments to ensure approved targets are met.

Control

  • Establish robust controls across the international Franchise business to ensure profit and cash performance is maximised.
  • Maintain dashboard and trackers of operating and financial KPI’s to measure success across all franchise business models
  • Drive series of review meetings with International Commercial team to challenge Franchise performance

 

What you will need to succeed as International Senior Finance Analyst?

 

  • Qualified accountant
  • Strong strategic thinker
  • Previous experience of a commercial finance role
  • Outstanding analytical skills
  • Experience in use of data / reporting systems (specifically, Cognos BI and Business objects)
  • Excellent communication and presentation skills
  • A keen attention to detail
  • Ability to work under pressure
  • To be a motivated team player who is willing to learn and progress his/her career in a fast-paced environment

 

What are we like to work for?

 

If you're ambitious, Monsoon Accessorize is a great place to be.  We're still growing which means there are more opportunities than ever before.  We're also committed to developing our talent.  Last year we made numerous promotions across the company. This year promises to be no exception.  You will enjoy a fantastic benefits package which includes an amazing discount across our brands, up to 25 days holiday, performance related discretionary bonus, pension, life assurance and an interest free season ticket card loan. We also provide a great range of Voluntary benefits with external companies that you can take advantage of such as discounts on gym memberships and theatre shows, tailor made dentist plans and the opportunity to ride a tax free bike to work to name a few!

If you feel you have the potential to become an International Senior Finance Analyst please apply now.

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