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Daniel Mesrie


Commercial Finance Analyst

Our client is a rapidly growing, acquisitive private equity backed leisure business B2C.  Due to continued growth, the business is looking to recruit an exceptional candidate into their Commercial team.

  • A highly analytical role to provide support on new, business improvement initiatives, margin improvement project;
  • Identification of future opportunities through robust and insightful analysis;
  • Influence key stakeholders and generate change in the business, to drive future margin growth.

Key responsibilities

  • Assist in the delivery of business improvement projects;
  • Use financial, commercial and technical experience to produce robust, accurate, commercial analysis;
  • Work closely with our Business Information team, on large and complex data sets;
  • Work alongside the business to improve core processes so performance and profitability drivers can be embedded into our business;
  • Clearly articulate the commercial benefits of new initiatives;
  • Identify controls and guardrails to manage risks associated with new projects;
  • Flexibility, adaptability and ability to with and influence a wide variety of people across the business;
  • Comfortable with change management, and challenging the status quo.

The Candidate

  • Qualified accountant (ACA / ACMA / ACCA), or highly financially literate (data modelling, consulting, analyst);
  • Excellent excel skills, particularly in dealing with large data sets;
  • Ability to run SQL queries on databases would be useful but not essential;
  • Self-motivated and proactive: the ability to seek, identify and progress initiatives and ideas;
  • High degree of emotional intelligence;
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills: the ability to communicate with people across the business, not just finance;
  • Organised, an efficient and effective planner who can prioritise and manage multiple work streams;
  • Experience with business change/efficiency/improvement programmes;
  • Strong influencing skills.

This is an exciting opportunity to move into a fast paced, dynamic PE backed business with an exit likely in the next 12 – 18 months which will provide an excellent platform for a commercially focused accountant.

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