Commercial Accountant / Finance Business Partner

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Our client is a well respected business operating within the FMCG Industry.
As part of the companies ongoing expansion, FRS have been enlisted to assist with the recruitment of a commercially focused accountant to join the business ideally situated in Leicestershire.

Working closely with the Finance Director and Commercial Director

• Supporting Finance Director and Commercial Director with strategic projects and ad hoc requests
• Pricing and price list management:
• Building new structure that allows invoicing to be at GSV not GGSV
• Maintain price, price change files and documentation (Due Diligence)
• Manage customer trade spend and hold necessary reviews with account managers to ensure invoicing is in line with agreed terms
• Produce the monthly customer funding accruals for the MI
• Promotional analysis – Pre and Post activity
• Produce robust monthly report on margin analysts – Rolling 12 months reporting and analysis of low or negative margin
• Sales Reporting – Monthly Report, Forecast Update, EPOS Data, Suite of reports to be built as the business evolve
• Sales Forecasting – Act as a control function to validate forecast for MI
• Marketing Spend – Continue to support Finance with monthly Budget and forecast, Analysis of impact of marketing activity, measure effectiveness, ROI
• Account Plans – Produce costings for NPD/EPD for the business, Produce account plans for new costings and review
• Post Launch Reviews – New product- performance 3, 6 & 12-month review, New Account opening- performance 3, 6 & 12-month review
• Customer Document Management (Due Diligence):
• Build a comprehensive source of account data, terms and agreements
• Working to support the commercial team have access to better data, analysis, view of information to allow them to be better and go faster

This position is ideally suited to a Qualified or Part Qualified accountant that has the benefit of at least 2-3 years experience gained in a similar commercially biased accounting or business partner position.
Excellent analytical skills and attention to detail are key as is strong communication and interpersonal skills
Previous experience gained in FMCG is desirable due to the fast paced nature of the industry.

In return a competitive basic salary coupled with excellent benefits, bonus and ongoing career development within this rapidly expanding business awaits.