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Commercial Finance Analyst

Posted 8 days 6 hours ago by The Works Stores PLC

Part Time
Birmingham, United Kingdom
Job Description


Hybrid: 1-2 days in the office/Support Centre on Hams Hall Distribution Park, Coleshill.

Why The Works?

We don't just sell products. We inspire reading, learning, creativity and play.

You sell the paint that turns someone into an artist. You provide the book that unleashes an inner author. You supply the games that help bring families together. You give someone the puzzle book that reconnects someone with a late family member's memory.You never know who someone will become. So with your passion, and our products, you will help ignite the spark in helping people unleash their creativity, find new passions, hobbies, or rekindle fond memories.The unseen possibilities are limitless, and it all starts with you.

Become a Commercial Finance Analyst

Reporting to the Head of Commercial Finance, this role sits within an existing commercial team of five. In this key role you will develop a good understanding of the key drivers of the business to enable you to effectively deliver insight, challenge, add value and influence strategic business decisions. You will be responsible for building strong relationships and business partnering with senior managers and their teams, providing financial insight to support their commercial decision making.

Your Mission

  • Dedicated support to the commercial management teams, building a strong relationship with them and their teams.
  • Providing effective commercial support to ensure key operational, commercial, and financial targets are delivered.
  • Reporting and understanding KPIs.
  • Play a key role in supporting the budgeting and forecasting process.
  • Providing ad-hoc analysis and reporting to the business
  • Ownership of the monthly management accounts for areas of responsibility
  • Represent finance in commercial project working groups.

Skills/Behaviours That Will Set You Apart

  • Experience in a retail environment or similar fast paced organisation
  • Experience in using MI tools such as Cognos, TM1, Aptos
  • Experience of budgeting and forecasting processes including reviewing and challenging commercial targets with budget-holders
  • Experience in using Excel.

Our PERKS really are 'The Works'

  • 25% Colleague Discount! - Plus, exclusive Double Discount days!
  • MyWorks - Access exclusive online discounts across hundreds of retailers, holidays, utilities deals, tech and more!
  • Holiday - 33 days including bank holidays.
  • Holiday Purchase - Purchase an additional 5 days
  • ? Can-Do Academy - Grow your skills and career with instant access to further training and development in areas that interest you.
  • Wagestream - Claim early access to 50% of your wages as you earn them - for when 'life' happens!
  • ? Share Scheme - Unleash your inner Monopoly mogul and own a piece of The Works!
  • 24/7 support for you and your family - Through our partnership with the Retail Trust who provide an Employee Assistance Programme and so much more!
  • Healthcare Cash Plan - To support your everyday healthcare costs
  • And loads more! - Long Service Awards, pension, life assurance, Cycle to Work and optional charity giving.

Our Purpose

To inspire reading. learning, creativity and play - making lives more fulfilled.

Our Values

We are Crafty We are Caring We are Can-do

We Listen. We Care

Each year, we run an anonymous colleague engagement survey. This is so important for us to hear your feedback and suggestions. We want to know what's going great, and what needs a couple of tweaks to help make The Works the best place you've ever worked! You'll have opportunity to help give us that direction.

Promoting Diversity, Inclusion, and Applying Reasonable Adjustments

At The Works, we are proud to have an inclusive culture where everyone truly feels able to be themselves. Our roles are open to all, including under-represented groups such as ethnic minorities, people with disabilities, carers & members of the LGBTQ+ community (including those who identify as lesbian, gay, bi, trans, non-binary, or use another term).

We are open to discussing part-time and flexible working and, where possible, will try to support this. If you need reasonable adjustments to apply for this role, please contact and we'll be happy to help!

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