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Finance Analyst - Costings

Job Description


An international and sector leading FMCG business in Andover are looking for a Finance Analyst to join their team following strong company growth on a hybrid working basis.  This role will focus on costings,  you will Manage product costings (pricing) for new business to drive sustainable profitable growth. 

 You will Provide timely, informative, and proactive analysis and insight to support the decision-making needs of the business unit.


Work collaboratively to ensure timely, accurate, robust, and relevant analysis is provided to support the business in maximising commercial and supply chain opportunities. 


The Role

Reporting to the Head of FP&A, responsibilities will include:


  • Manage new business costings for three business units.
  • Business Partner with heads and their teams providing support on pricing, promotional activity, product profitability, along with insight into the cradle to grave analysis of maintaining the asset estate to optimize cost to serve.
  • Support the FP&A Manager in providing insight and commentary on financial performance to Head of the unit.
  • Business Partner with R&D to enhance profitability on existing product portfolio through value engineering.
  • Manage process for approval of standard cost updates including maintaining Standard Costs in D365 for all 3 BUs.
  • Support the FP&A Manager and the Finance Manager with units asset audits.
  • Develop positive working relationships with various Stakeholders and point of contact for query resolution.
  • Liaison between various departments on overhead spend for all product categories, ensure that all relevant accruals and prepayments are made timely and the accounts are a true and fair reflection of spend.
  • Support the businesses Annual Operating Plan, and monthly Flash forecast processes relating to manufacturing costs and SG&A. Clearly explain business and financial drivers behind key movements and work closely with departmental budget holders on developing corrective courses of action to ensure the business exceeds its financial objectives.
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  • Support global financial transformation initiatives as appropriate.
  • Create an environment that fosters financial awareness and empowerment with nonfinance associates.
  • Provide support to internal and external audits, supporting a robust control environment.

Experience & Skills 

  • Minimum 3 years work experience of Finance acquired within the FMCG / manufacturing/distribution/retail sectors with exposure to standard costing.
  • Ideally part qualified or passed finalist CIMA/ACCA.
  • Experience of pricing/costings in the FMCG or manufacturing sector highly desirable.
  • Excellent communication skills with experience of building relationships across all levels of the organisation including interaction with an external shared service centre.
  • Able to prioritize and work independently with limited supervision.
  • Operates with a ‘can do’ attitude.
  • Excellent attention to detail, recognising the impact of inaccurate master data.
  • Solutions orientated mindset with the ability to work at pace and cope with ambiguity.
  • Advanced knowledge of MS Office packages (Excel VLOOKUP’s, SumIfs, pivot tables).
  • Experience of SAP4/HANA/ Microsoft D365.


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