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Business Analyst - Immediate

  • Location: London
  • Sector: Finance
  • Salary: £35000 - £40000 per annum
  • Job type: Permanent
  • Date posted: 10/10/2017
  • Job reference: LMA/NC/10/LUXRETAIL
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LMA Recruitment are currently working with a global brand with offices in the US & Europe. They are seeking a storng business analyst to join their team.


  • Prepare and maintain monthly Revenue and P&L reports in multiple currencies feeding off US Trial balance and mapping table.
  • Prepare monthly financial reports comparing budget, forecast and prior period results.
  • Provide clear and useful commentary on monthly variances vs. budget, forecast and prior year.
  • Assist team in effectively controlling expenses and capital purchases by monitoring monthly results, advising management of any concerns, issues and recommending solutions.
  • Prepare and manage monthly sales reports, Key Performance Indicators, and other value added analysis
  • Gain expertise in company systems including COGNOS and JD Edwards World


  • Provide clear and useful UK and European Market commentary on monthly business performance variances vs budget, forecast & prior year.
  • Prepare Retail vs. Wholesale analysis by retailer for UK and French Markets, providing commentary on variances.
  • Prepare and distribute monthly regional P&L reports, highlighting key trends & profitability gaps.
  • Produce monthly door/retailer trends & profitability reports, providing commentary on key sales & cost drivers.


  • Management and coordination of the business plan and forecasting process across the business
  • Work closely with European and New York corporate teams to consolidate and communicate the UK & European Net Sales and P&L forecast


  • Part Qualified Accountant (ACA, CA, CIMA, ACCA, CPA) with financial experience.
  • Strong Team Player with skills to influence and build relationships at all levels within the business. Sensitive to own and team goals.
  • Excellent analytical, presentation and interpersonal skills with some international experience
  • Advanced Excel - Strong Modelling & data manipulation(Vlookups, Sumifs, Pivot tables, If formuli etc), Powerpoint
  • Knowledge of JD Edwards World, Cognos, logility preferred

Experience in FMCG - Beauty/Fashion/retail industry preferred

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