Commercial Finance Analyst - Open to flexibility

London (Greater), Park Royal
22 Dec 2016
22 Jan 2017
Contract Type

Commercial Finance Analyst - Open to flexibility

Do you enjoy influencing and challenging people? Do you like to be at the forefront of one of our biggest and highest profile markets? Do you enjoy getting under the skin of numbers and making recommendations that really can make a difference to business? If your answer is yes to all these questions, then we need to be talking to you!

Here at Diageo, our Sales vision is to become one of the top three most respected Consumer Packaged Goods sales teams and #1 in the On-Trade in every market we operate in. It’s our journey to make customers and shoppers as important to our business as our consumers. That means we will deliver joint, sustainable growth for our brands, categories, customers and partners.

We are hiring at the moment across several of our Commercial Finance Areas in the GB Market. So if Marketing, Performance Management or Supply Chain Finance is also of interest, then we definitely want to hear from you! 

Our Commercial Analysts support the Commercial Finance Managers and Stakeholders in carrying out performance management, pricing, investment analysis etc…  as well as providing decision support to the commercial teams, which will ultimately maximise Net Sales Value and Commercial Contribution for all channels. 
But what will you actually get involved in?:

Performance Management: 

  • Drive understanding and focus on performance within the Commercial Teams to meet and go beyond delivery of annual targets.
  • Use insightful analysis to identify business opportunities for the division (e.g. Variance Analysis, Investment Efficiency Analysis, Trend Analysis)
  • Present analysis to the teams and then subsequently motivate the team around delivering against them
  • Support the strategic planning and forecasting processes

Finance Improvement: 

  • Development and presentation of financial tools, techniques and information that will aid and improve the day to day decisions
  • Provide the “What ifs” around data and information provided by the BPM (Business Performance Management) Team
  • Demonstrate a desire to seek learning opportunities to enhance commercial understanding in the performance of the above objectives.


  • New projects will materialise from time to time that will require leadership from the Commercial Finance Analyst. Examples include the roll out of new trade terms to customers, improvement of cash processes and the enhancement of forecasting accuracy.

So what do we need from YOU??
You will be a part or recently qualified accountant who will be studying or has studied towards their ACCA or CIMA qualifications. If you have exams still left to sit, we have an excellent study package to help support you. However, although theory is great, we are also in search for people who have intermediate to advance excel skills and can demonstrate that you have mastered the basics of financial analysis. 
Yet, what is more important to us is your attitude! We talk everyday about acting like an “owner”. But what do we actually mean by this? 

  • What does leadership mean to you?
  • How do you take accountability to make things better?
  • What does great performance look like?
  • Where have you demonstrated going above and beyond?
  • How do you go about supporting and influencing your stakeholders?

 These are all questions that we will ask to establish what is important to you and how we can set you up for success. 


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