Finance Analyst - Street, Somerset, United Kingdom, BA160


If you thought it was just classic design that kept Clarks shoes in style, think again. Because it's as much about great financial analysis and amazing commercial savvy as it is about fashionable footwear. That's why we're now looking for a Financial Analyst to supporting business-wide reporting, budgeting and forecasting.

Every step begins with great financial knowledge. Every step begins with Clarks.

The role

In this role you will analyse, advise and report on financial performance of your aligned business area, support the delivery of business performance reporting, budgeting and forecasting to support commercial improvement.

You will be responsible for not only developing but maintaining adequate systems and processes to support effective planning, monitoring and reporting of financial performance and position.

It's a real partnership role that will set you alongside the business team, so you'll be solving problems, as you deliver transactional analysis and reporting. Building on these relationships you will advise and educate where needed to ensure correct application of financial policies and reporting.

We want you to come in with an open mind and potentially review and recommend improvements to existing or new reports and to create efficiency and reduce non-essential workload. This could be a really exciting opportunity for the successful candidate to really make a difference.

About you.

We are looking for people that make a difference and bring new ideas to the table, introduce better ways of delivering deep, accurate quantitative data to wow your stakeholders.

You don't need to be a seasoned finance analyst to be successful. We are happy for you to develop your skill set in this role and continually to develop as you grow into the role and the responsibilities it comes with.

You will have strong attention to detail with proven experience working with large amounts of data. Commercial understanding of the key sales and profit drivers is essential.

There'll be lots of opportunities to (develop) present your findings to key stakeholders and you'll drive the team to put together compelling cases for change, as well as developing and maintaining the systems by which they'll do so.

It's all about enabling your customer group to assess performance and make future decisions. So, you'll be thorough, accurate and a brilliant communicator who can exert a wider influence through your findings and fantastic problem-solving abilities. Strong communication skills are a must for this role.

Ideally you will be interested in starting or already embarking or on your journey to qualifying AAT/ACCA/CIMA or equivalent qualification. You'll have data modelling experience and some knowledge on how to create meaningful reports from your analysis. You will have the opportunity to further develop your presentation skills and gain commercial awareness that allows you to challenge the numbers and respond effectively to changes in the market.

Life with us

Over 46 million pairs of Clarks shoes are sold globally. That makes us a £1.5 billion business and a truly worldwide brand. We now have some 12,000 employees across 75 different countries - everywhere from Europe to the Americas. Despite being the world's leading global casual footwear brand, we're still majority owned by the Clark family and based in Street, Somerset - where the Clarks business began. Street is the nerve centre of our business, driving growth and the whole Clarks success story.

The benefits

As well as development opportunities, pension and a competitive salary, you'll also enjoy a variety of benefits. These range from 25 days' holiday (plus bank holidays) to discounted healthcare. And, as everyone loves new shoes, you'll also get a very healthy discount on our products.

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Clarks International believes that the principle of equality of opportunity is fundamental to the company's operations. Our long held aim is to provide just and fair treatment for all employees. We will not discriminate on the grounds of sex, age, disability, marital status, colour, race, religion, ethnic origin, sexual orientation or gender reassignment...... click apply for full job details