Commercial Finance Analyst

Posted 11 April 2022
SalaryCompetitive plus benefits

Job description

Within our award-winning Finance department, we pride ourselves on being the best at what we do and put the customer at the heart of everything we do. But, most importantly within N Brown, we recognise that it’s the people that make the difference to our organisation. So, are you ready for a new challenge?


As Commercial Finance Analyst you will support the Head of Commercial Finance – Marketing in providing clear and effective commercial finance partnering to their respective Divisions. Develop the Finance function brand across the organisation, as an efficient and professional team that enables commercial growth.


​​​​​​​Additional responsibilities include:


*        Responsible for financial reporting and forecasting, provide quality financial analysis, insightful commentaries to the business and support to the Head of Commercial Finance.

*        Specific responsibility for production of monthly management accounts for the divisions and preparation of budgets and forecasts for the divisions.

*        Verification of actual costs and preparation of accruals, prepayments and journals.

*        Track Marketing spend and appraise performance to ensure the optimal Return on Investment is delivered for the business

*        Ensure that the business partners comply with the approved financial processes including all documentation, reports and plans, ensuring they are relevant, accurate and have a complete audit trail

*        Supports Head of Commercial Finance by championing change management; driving improvements to financial accountability across the Divisions and improving and standardising   financial processes to improve overall efficiency; identifying and contributing to business improvement opportunities

*        Enhance commercial understanding by ensuring that all stakeholders understand their responsibilities for the overall financial goals of their Divisions and the business. Embed commercial mind-set and governance

*        Ad hoc analysis and provision of financial advice as required to support Finance Team, decision-making and monitoring of financial performance

*        Specific divisional responsibilities:

*        Central services – Finance, Legal, N Brown Group

*        Capex – Tribe capex and DT resources

*        People team


What we’re looking for:


*        You will be ideally be working towards a formal finance qualification: CIMA/ACA/ACCA

*        Strong commercial awareness and a customer first approach

*        Strong commercial problem solving & analytical skills

*        Able to work with and influence business stakeholders as well as fellow finance professionals

*        Confident, clear and concise communication skills and strong influencing skills

*        Highly driven and self-motivated with a demonstrated ability to perform well in a fast-paced changing environment

*        Innovative and curious, willing to question the status quo and learn.


​​​​​​​Our benefits:


*        A competitive salary (DOE) plus benefits

*        Company pension with up to 8% N Brown contribution

*        Life Assurance and Private Medical Insurance

*        Annual bonus scheme

*        Incredible colleague discount across all our N Brown Group brands (Simply Be, Jacamo, JD Williams, Home Essentials, Ambrose Wilson to name a few).

*        Local restaurant discounts across Manchester’s Northern Quarter

*        24 days annual leave (plus 8 bank holidays) with the option to buy an additional 10 over the year

*        Hybrid working, enabling you to work from home or office (at a frequency agreed with your line manager) and staggered start times. We know these are different times and have embraced them to ensure our colleagues are supported.

*        A Manchester City Centre office base, socially distanced workstations and sanitizing stations around the business

*        Great tech to enable you to not only make doing your job easy but to also allow you to work from anywhere with a great WIFI connection

*        Onsite café at great subsidised rates


Who are we:


Here at N Brown we serve our customers through distinct brands; we are experienced, gained from over 160 years of trading; Inclusive as we believe in fashion without boundaries; sustainable as we strive to make as little impact on the planet and focused on the future as we are ALWAYS looking for ways to develop our business and serve our customers better.

Have a question about the role? You can contact the Talent Acquisition Team at Careers