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Commercial Finance Analyst

Location
Blackburn, Lancashire
Job Type
Permanent
Posted
8 Sep 2022

Job Title: Commercial Finance Analyst

Location: Blackburn, BB1 2FA - Office Based

Hours: Full-Time / Permanent

Salary: Dependant on experience & Bonus Scheme

Company and Division Overview

EG Group is a leading global independent fuel station and convenience retail operator with operations at over 6,000 sites across Europe, North America and Australia. The Group provides fuel, convenience retail and food to go to consumers via partnerships with global brands including BP, Esso, Shell, Starbucks, KFC, Subway, Spar, Greggs and Burger King.

The Germany division comprises of over 1,200 sites and 30 food service outlets comprising of KFC's, Burger Kings and Truck Stop Restaurants. The petrol stations are split between Esso sites as well as the newly acquired OMV sites in the south of Germany.

Role Overview:

Our Germany Finance Team is expanding and we have an opportunity available for a Commercial Finance Analyst! In this role you will be required to add commercial value to the business, improve our commercial reporting and oversee the development of one analyst. The role will also act as a point of contact for Operational and Senior Management Teams as well as working cross functionally with the Group Shared Services team. The individual will be a self-starter with a proactive approach towards problem solving and achieving desired results.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Producing frequent reports to various stakeholders across the group along with key points and recommendations to aid decision making
  • Organise and chair weekly/monthly meetings and create robust action plans
  • Follow action plans through to completion and/or hold members to account
  • Contribute to the annual budgeting process by providing insight based on trends
  • Undertake various project work such as automation, systems (SAP/POS) improvement
  • Work with Accounts to understand monthly performance and key drivers by site
  • Review site by site performance at a granular level in order to improve performance and undertake benchmarking exercises at margin and opex level
  • Business partner with Regional Managers in order to improve YOY and bottom line performance by giving clear guidance and recommendations
  • Identify process gaps and improve them by working cross functionally
  • Produce ad hoc reports/analysis for investors via Group Finance team
  • Analyse and critique initiatives such as supplier changes or new product launches
  • Serve as the 'Go to' person and possess a can do attitude whatever the scenario
  • Understand role of other analysts in team and provide cover where required
  • Provide commercial insight to Fuel Pricing and Convenience Retail teams
  • Understand the businesses core KPIs and work with the in-country lead to drive these.
  • Prepare weekly/monthly dashboards to give clear visuals for non-financial managers

This list is not exhaustive and may be added to or amended from time to time.

Competencies:

  • Part/Newly qualified ACA, ACCA or CIMA - QBE will also be considered
  • Ability to work in a growing fast paced environment
  • Have the confidence to challenge and show resilience where required
  • Demonstrate high levels of integrity and diligence
  • Intermediate to advanced Microsoft Excel skills
  • Financial Modelling would be desirable but not critical
  • Macros/VBA/SQL would be advantageous but not essential
  • Excellent organisation skills with a strong mind-set to hit (and beat) deadlines
  • Show great attention to detail and execute in a meticulous manner
  • Strong communication and interpersonal skills as the post holder will be required to communicate at all levels in the organisation
  • Have the aptitude to stand in for the Commercial Finance Manager when required
  • Hands on experience in a multi-site retail operation would be beneficial but not essential
  • Experience of using SAP would be desirable
  • Be willing to show flexibility and adaptability as the industry itself is fast paced
  • Possess Commercial Awareness and business acumen

What's in it for me?

EG Cares is our benefits & rewards scheme, it's our way of saying thank you to our EG family in recognition of the continued support and commitment you deliver every day.

  • Competitive Annual Leave - We know our employees work hard so we offer competitive annual leave allowances so you can enjoy well deserved time off work!
  • Employee Discounts - You will be entitled to 15% off our food-to-go brands and 10% our retail stores, not only this our EG Cares platform entitles you to exclusive discounts at a variety of clothing / retail stores, restaurants, cinemas and much more!
  • Progression & Career Opportunities - We look to promote and progress our employees within the business and we are very passionate about internal progression! As the business expands it opens new opportunities for growth the opportunities really are endless with Euro Garages

Candidate Requirements

  • Must have valid travel documentation (passport) as there will be occasional travel.
  • Successful candidates will be required to complete a DBS check as part of company procedures (EG Group will fund this)
  • Offers will be made subject to satisfactory references from two most recent employers
  • Internal candidates must have worked for EG Group for at least one year
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Details

  • Job Reference: 707320249-2
  • Date Posted: 8 September 2022
  • Recruiter: Euro Garages
    Euro Garages
  • Location: Blackburn, Lancashire
  • Salary: On Application
  • Sector: Consulting & Corporate Strategy
  • Job Type: Permanent