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Senior Commercial Analyst

  • Location: City of London
  • Salary: £45000 - £50000 per annum + study support per year
  • Job Type:Permanent

Posted 11 days ago

  • Sector: Accountancy & Finance
  • Contact: Holly Dean
  • Contact Email:
  • Start Date: ASAP
  • Expiry Date: 27 August 2022
  • Job Ref: JO0000011341_1659023225

Cedar are currently looking for a Senior Commercial Analyst to join a media company based in The City of London on a permanent basis.

Salary: £45,000- £50,000 per annum + study support

Reporting into: Associate Commercial Director

Hybrid working (2-3 days in the office per week- flexible days)

Key Responsibilities

  • Liaise with New Business department/Account leads/Trading team to gather information required to put together a commercial proposal for new business opportunities, e.g. media budgets, media mix, the scope of services, etc.
  • Handle communication with local market finance leads to obtain accurate market resourcing plans for multi-market briefs.
  • Work with the New Business team to ensure timelines for commercial submissions are appropriately managed.
  • Assist in the structuring of remuneration proposals and other related aspects of the commercial submission for new business opportunities
  • Produce summaries for internal review and the pitch response. Requiring succinct presentation of numerical information into written and visual formats.
  • Keep a repository of finance responses to typical pitch questions.
  • Drive operational excellence and client service with regard to client reporting and compliance obligations. Most notably compiling client-ready reports for AVBs, hours worked and unbilled media based on contractual requirements. Completing the client reports to a standard suitable to send directly to clients.
  • Responding to client requests for information, working with internal stakeholders to gather and compile data.
  • Review local market budget and forecast client profitability information to ensure submissions are accurate and timely.
  • Identify key variances and gather commentary from local markets to explain these.
  • Provision of accurate budget/forecast revenue and pitch cost guidance to global finance Directors for global and regional clients.
  • Developing a relationship with the client account leads, working with them to manage and when appropriate escalate ad-hoc commercial issues with respect to global clients.
  • Commercial best practice sharing with the wider finance community.

Desired Skills & Experience

  • Commercial outlook with the ability to demonstrate and engage a commercial view across general business undertakings and challenges.
  • Ability to process and, most of all, interpret financial data in support of commercial decisions.
  • Good level of numeracy with an analytical mindset and a high level of attention to detail.
  • Strong interpersonal skills, with the ability to succinctly communicate with finance and non-finance people alike and to accommodate language and cultural differences.
  • A proven verbal and written communicator who is able to measure the requirements of different audiences and adapts his / her communication style accordingly.
  • A proactive approach to problem-solving.
  • The role would suit someone studying towards ACA / CIMA / ACCA, but not essential.
  • Good time management skills with an adaptable/flexible attitude.
  • Media experience is desirable, but not essential.

Systems Knowledge

  • Advanced Microsoft Office, especially Excel.
  • Hyperion experience is desirable, but not essential.

If this role is of interested, please apply online ASAP.