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Job Title: Commercial Finance Analyst

Department: Finance

Reports to: Commercial Finance Manager

Full/Part Time: Full Time (based in London)

Last updated: 20 December, 2018 11:46 AM

Company Profile:

TOG is home to one of the most creative, exciting and forward-thinking working communities in the UK and pioneered the concept of the shared workspace in Britain. Launched in 2003, when the global economy was beginning to be radically reshaped by modern technology and new ideas. Our aim was to reconfigure the modern British workplace to bring it into line with a fast-changing world. Today, TOG has 16,000 members working across 44 buildings, 41 of which are in London, 7 of which are in development, with more on the way in the UK and Germany. We house one of the fastest growing and most diverse workforces in Britain: app creators and advertising agencies; makers and media companies, financiers and foodies; artists and architects.

 

Purpose of Role/Job Overview

The Commercial Finance Analyst position is a fully commercial role responsible primarily for financial planning and analysis, budgeting/forecasting and decision support.

 

Key Accountabilities

Key responsibilities will be varied but summarised as:

Revenue and cost analysis:

  • Leading analysis into the key revenue and cost lines, and presenting insights as to where improvements can be made to benefit the business
  • Identifying revenue trends to help inform pricing decisions and marketing approach
  • Working alongside the procurement team to transform the procurement process to suit the growing business
  • Working with relevant budget holders to implement changes and evaluate impact

 

Budgeting:

  • Assisting the Commercial Finance Manager with the annual budgeting process for the UK and International portfolio
  • Communicating budgets to all parts of the business

 

Actual vs Budget analysis:

  • Establishing internal processes to communicate performance against budget to individual budget holders, making the process interactive and accessible for those involved
  • Identify significant variances from budget and, where necessary, provide insight as to how these may be mitigated

 

Medium / Long Term Forecasting

  • Maintenance of long term forecasting model
  • Flagging opportunities/risks to the Senior Finance Team ahead of time
  • Responsibility for identifying, analysing and reporting on risks/variables affecting long term view. To include (but not limited to) rent reviews, rating revaluation, market conditions

 

Reporting to stakeholders

  • Responsible for drafting key deliverables for the main stakeholders (Blackstone/Board/Heads of Department), including board packs, one off reports, and ad hoc analysis

 

Ad hoc modelling/ other

  • Supporting the Senior Finance Team with scenario analysis and ad hoc modelling as required

 

 

Qualifications

Essential

  • Educated to Degree level or equivalent
  • Qualified Accountant: ACA, CIMA, ACCA or equivalent

 

 

Knowledge

Essential

  • Strong commercial awareness
  • Excellent Excel capability

Desirable

  • Understanding of the property sector

 

Skills/Abilities/

Competencies

Essential

  • Strong attention to detail and accuracy
  • Ability to manage a portfolio of responsibilities, prioritise and meet deadlines under pressure
  • Technical excellence
  • Ability to bring new ideas to the table
  • Ability to communicate with finance and partner with other departments across the business
  • Able to produce clearly laid out, considered analysis / reports in a variety of formats (Excel, PowerPoint etc)

 

Experience

Essential

  • Experience of interacting with senior non-finance personnel
  • Experience in finance management.
  • Proven track record of suggesting / implementing improvements to financial processes

Desirable

  • Prior industry experience
  • Advisory/transaction related experience

 

Personal Attributes

Essential

  • Personable
  • Proactive and driven
  • Team player
  • Professional
  • Self-motivated

 

 

Please email talent@theofficegroup.co.uk to apply for this position

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