Financial Analyst

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Salary : GBP40000 - GBP40000
Location : Edinburgh
Post Date :
Employment Type : Permanent
Job Order Number : 468768
Line of Business : Accounting and Finance

Description :

Robert Half are proud to partner Dobbies Garden Centres Ltd to support them with the recruitment of a number of key commercial finance positions. Dobbies is one of Scotland's most established retail brands with 34 stores and a history stretching back over 150 years. In 2016 the business was acquired by a holding group led by Midlothian Capital Partners and Hattington Capital who have ambitious plans for the business moving forward.

The Role

Reporting into the Commercial Finance Manager the Financial Analyst will be responsible for providing analysis and insight to support decision making across the business, working closely with commercial and marketing teams. This role will face off to a number of stakeholders across the organisation at all levels. Key duties and responsibilities will include:

  • Daily/weekly sales, margin & stock reporting
  • In depth analysis of store, category and event performance
  • Monthly calculation of stock provision & sales performance reporting to group head office
  • Preparation of budgets, including sales, margin, discounts. Stock etc and other target setting
  • Competitor and market reporting/analysis
  • Provision of timely, accurate, adhoc management information to the Board and senior management team

Your Profile

You will be a fully qualified chartered accountant with previous experience in a fast paced, blue-chip environment. You will have advanced Excel skills, excellent attention to detail and will be able to grasp new concepts and ideas quickly. You will be able to build effective relationships and communicate with stakeholders at all levels. Adaptable & flexible, adapting to the needs of the business at short notice and possess the ability to prioritise own workload and deliver results.


c£40,000 but flexible depending on experience. Benefits package includes pension, bonus scheme, private health cover, and staff discount.

Robert Half Ltd acts as an employment business for temporary positions and an employment agency for permanent positions. Robert Half is committed to equal opportunity and diversity. Suitable candidates with equivalent qualifications and more or less experience can apply.

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