Trading Finance Analyst

Ref: MON09706
Salary: Competitive salary & attractive benefits
Department: Finance
Location: Notting Hill Village, London (W11)
Position type: Permanent
Hours / Duration: 37.5 hours per week
Closing date: 30/09/2018

Monsoon Accessorize truly is a global brand.  With over 770 international branches in over 55 markets, we are represented on five continents, and still growing. We offer exquisite products that represent individuality, originality and strong global brand values.  Here at Monsoon Accessorize we care about giving great customer service.  Everything we do is about trying to be the best.  We don't have a fancy mission statement, it's about passion for beautiful product and friendliness.  It's about being true to our core ethics and values but most of all, it's about having fun and enjoying work.  We put people first and pride ourselves in attracting, developing, retaining and inspiring our talent.

This exciting role will partner with our brands and commercial teams on the analysis of sales, margin and stock from a commercial perspective. Reporting into the Trading Finance Manager, you will support the delivery of the buy budget process, helping to deliver understanding and development of the process through a weekly sales and margin tracker and seasonal and financial view.  You will also deliver some core financial processes, such as management accounts, forecasting and planning cycles. You will develop processes that meet the business needs, ensuring that they are clearly aligned to other initiatives, as well as delivering other ad hoc commercial and brand projects.

What will you do as a member of the Trading Finance team?

Decision making
• Deliver clear process for stock purchase
• Provide analysis and clarity on key risks and opportunities
• Providing support, challenge and drive for all decision making forums
• Be an influencer on trading decisions, near term and medium/long term

Planning/ Budget/ Forecast
• Run buy budget process
• Provide relevant buy budget and commercial inputs for planning processes
• Provision of clear and concise analysis of actual and forecast performance to financial and non-finance users.
• Clear sales, margin and stock budgeting/ forecasting

Strategic Planning
• Provide Support and challenge Brand DDs
• Provide analysis and clarity on key risks and opportunities

Systems, Process and Ad Hoc Projects
• Deliver consistent system use and plan. Drive right tool, right job mentality.
• Improve current modelling/ planning system use with more aligned inputs.
• Improve current process, with clear accountability across the business.
• Forward looking and scenario based forecast modelling to shape the future
• Ad hoc requests when required by senior stakeholders

What you will need to succeed as a Trading Finance Analyst?

• Commercial Finance experience
• Experience in Retail / Fashion environment is desirable
• Highly analytical, and comfortable with large data sets
• Track record of drive and delivery
• Planning processes and systems experience
• Advanced modelling skills
• Advanced Excel skills and previous experience with planning systems

What are we like to work for?
If you're passionate about Monsoon Accessorize and love the brand aesthetic and rich heritage, Monsoon Accessorize is a great place to be.  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, 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 generous discounts!

If you feel you have the potential to become a Trading Finance Analyst, please apply now.

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