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Commercial Finance Analyst

£65,000 + Benefits


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My client are a global marketing company and are looking for a Commercial Analyst to cover maternity for 12 months.


Duties Include:

  • Records, monitors, interprets and analyses all financial data relating to revenue.
  • Provides monthly actual/forecast, budget and long-term planning detail for revenue and bookings.
  • Reconciles discrepancies, investigates variances and makes financial recommendations.
  • Manages the full month end process for revenue.
  • Setting up Revenue Recognition and Deferred Cost Accounting under US GAAP on New Business wins
  • Maintaining contract write-ups on new business supporting revenue recognition and deferred cost accounting
  • Maintaining and managing the revenue contract system, ensuring contracts are set up correctly so that accounting entries are correctly posted.
  • Recording monthly revenue in line with the US revenue recognition rules
  • Building, maintaining and monitoring sales performance plans for the Commercial Team in the UK
  • Calculating and tracking monthly/quarterly commissions for the Commercial Team
  • New Business pricing support on multiple business unit solutions:
  • Building a bottom up (cost + target margin) pricing model, ensuring Key Financial Metrics are within acceptable parameters


  • Commercial thinker, able to understand and interpret key business drivers
  • Understanding of and ability to interpret key financial metrics for business performance evaluation
  • Ability to communicate at all levels, including with non-Finance associates essential
  • Ability to deliver to tight deadlines
  • Drive to improve current processes and practices
  • Understanding of and ability to interpret US GAAP revenue recognition and cost accounting rules
  • Experience in using Salesforce (SFDC) for pipeline tracking etc preferred.
  • Strong MS Excel skills
  • Qualified (ACA, CIMA, ACCA) Accountant with strong commercial analyst background
  • Strong interpersonal skills, adept at liaising at all levels
  • Marketing Services Industry Experience Ideal but not essential