Commercial Finance Analyst

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Date: Jun 22, 2024

Location: Manchester, Greater Manchester, GB

Company: Bureau Veritas

An award-winning employer, our people are trusted and responsible, believing in what they do with a clear commitment to contribute to transforming the world we live in and shaping a world of trust. Bureau Veritas operates in a wide range of sectors, delivering Testing, Inspection and Certification services to some of the world’s biggest household names. With more than 400,000 global clients and a reputation for quality, we are at the forefront of service and innovation.

Our people are at the heart of everything we do, which is why we have worked hard to create a supportive and engaging working environment, which is open and inclusive and individuals are given the opportunity to fulfil their potential and really leave their mark.




Role: Commercial Finance Analyst

Location: Wythenshawe – Hybrid – 2 office days per week

Package: Competitive salary + excellent benefits 


Your career is about more than building a CV-it’s a chance to #Leaveyourmark



Make an impact doing work you can be proud of and contributing to a global mission to enhance safety standards with integrity and help us create a brighter future, shaping a world of trust, and a safer society for us all.


Role Purpose:  

  • To efficiently deliver and develop existing financial reports and MI packs, including contract profitability.
  • To consolidate and drive consistency in I&F FP&A activity.
  • Business partnering day-to-day with UKR Procurement business including monthly forecasting, month-end reporting and driving gross margin improvements. Investigate ad hoc cost / revenue variances across UKR.


Main Duties & Responsibilities:

  • Producing and partnering with the business to generate and improve upon monthly UKR Contract Profitability reports and slides. Partnering with Operational and Commercial Management to provide first level of review and query resolution
  • Assisting all divisions with the development of new tools / KPI’s to move the business forward and improve profitability and efficiency.
  • Finance Business Partner for the UKR Procurement division. Processing month end close for business units, delivering accurate and robust valuation of Work in Progress, accrued income and direct cost accruals
  • Consolidating UKR FP&A for budgets, quarterly forecasting and monthly landing
  • Consolidating UKR reporting around month end, including co-ordination of month end variance analysis.
  • Providing sound analysis at a UK level on areas of controllable cost, for example, Travel spend
  • Co-ordinating month end reporting for Head Office & greenlighting Revenue & OP in-line with Group timetable
  • Ensuring costs & recharges are allocated accurately between business units
  • Consolidation, reporting and maintenance of the CAPEX budget and advising on related risks & opportunities
  • Producing weekly WIP files for UK business; first level of analysis and driving continuous improvement in this area, ensuring the business takes ownership for the accuracy of the numbers through FBPs
  • Managing month end calendar and working with wider Finance Team to ensure smooth running of month end


Experience & Skills Required:

  • Problem solving skills and an analytical approach
  • Proficient IT literacy (advanced MS Excel including PALO, Tableau, BI, Access desirable)
  • Strong communication skills


Qualifications Required:

  • Educated to degree level in a related discipline
  • Part Qualified ACCA / CIMA / ACA or experience finance professional


What’s in it for you?

  • Competitive salary 
  • 25 days holiday + 8 bank holidays with the option to buy or sell 5 holidays, plus an option to carry over 5 days
  • Combined pension contributions of up to 12%
  • Share in Success company bonus scheme - We recognise that overall business success is due to the contribution made by every employee
  • Annual Salary review
  • Flexible benefits scheme, to suit what is important to you including Life Cover, Private health care, Dental Care, GymFlex, Techscheme, Enhanced Maternity/Paternity policy, Give as You Earn scheme & Travel Insurance
  • Health and Wellbeing Support through; Mental Health First aiders, Employee Assistance programme & Smart Health services
  • Working for an Industry leading global Inspection company certified as a UK Top Employer for the last nine years in a row


Why work for Bureau Veritas?

Our people are at the heart of everything we do, which is why we have worked hard to create a supportive and engaging culture, where individuals are given the opportunity to fulfil their true potential. After all, we have been certified as a UK Top Employer for the last nine years in a row.


Please be aware that all roles within Bureau Veritas UK&I may require a DBS, Credit or Security Clearance Check.


Bureau Veritas is an equal opportunity employer.  No job applicant or employee shall receive less favourable treatment because of their gender, marital or civil partnership status, sexual orientation, colour, race, ethnic origin, religion, disability or age.


Bureau Veritas operates a strict Code of Ethics that ensures the proper conduct of our day-to-day business.  

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