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Competitive + Bonus + Benefits
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24/01/2024

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Commercial Finance Analyst

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We are looking to recruit a Commercial Finance Analyst to join our Finance team in our Support Centre in Watford. The purpose of this role is to deliver financial analysis for the Kitchens and Bathrooms part of the business, as well as reporting and ad-hoc financial support to the Commercial Team.


With the continued changes within the Commercial landscape, this role will be vital in providing financial support for this - in management accounting, budgeting & forecasting and business partnering tasks. Therefore this role will need to provide high quality robust analysis to provide recommendations, insight, analysis and also use tools and techniques to easily communicate complex financial analysis to non-finance individuals.


Key Responsibilities:

  • Reporting - Providing a variety of insightful weekly and monthly financial reports to help shape and deliver strategies of the wider business

  • Support during Management Accounts when required - understanding the month end process (posting journals, investigating issues and updating P&Ls)

  • Financial analysis for major business initiatives where relevant, providing insight and challenge to the Commercial Team using analytical tools and techniques to draw conclusions and recommendations to drive the business forward

  • Support the budgeting and forecasting process (sales and gross margin) for the Kitchens and Bathrooms part of the business, ensuring that targets are met and variances are understood

  • Support to key stakeholders in the business to answer any relevant queries they may have

  • Providing ad-hoc financial analysis or reporting as required


What are we looking for:

  • Part qualified in CIMA/ACCA

  • Keen to work in a fast-paced retail environment

  • Strong excel skills

  • Good time management and ability to communicate at all levels

  • Well organised with the ability to prioritise work

  • Hard working and proactive

  • Enthusiastic and inquisitive


What can we offer you:


You’ll be supported with fantastic learning and development and have the opportunity to grow and develop your career with us 

We’ll also equip you with a benefits package that includes 

  • Competitive bonus

  • Save-as-you-earn scheme

  • Private Medical and Life Assurance

  • Contributory pension scheme

  • Colleague discount 

  • Discount platform including savings and cash back at numerous retailers, savings on gym membership, cycle to work scheme


Our widely recognised wellbeing strategy is something we’re proud of at Wickes. As part of this, we offer a range of health and wellbeing benefits and support, including an Employee Assistance Programme, financial education & loans, and access to parental, menopause and fertility support. 

By giving you the support you need to do well at work, and the flexibility to make life work for you. We are giving you a career that doesn’t put your life on hold. Where you can be yourself, do your best work, and make a positive difference every day.

We recognise the value of bringing our teams together to collaborate, support each other and build on our amazing culture.  We are also encouraging our teams to work flexibly, with a blend of remote / office working. 


About Us: 

Wickes is a multi-channel retailer operating in the home improvement market.  With 50 years in industry, Wickes now generates revenue in excess of £1.6bn across 230 stores delivered by 8,000+ colleagues.  

But it is the Wickes’ culture that is considered its best kept secret; it’s a collaborative, down to earth, fun and inclusive environment where people feel part of a winning team. All our colleagues come from different backgrounds, but what we all have in common is a determination to succeed and a passion for being the best we can be. If that sounds like you, we’ll make you feel right at home.




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